It’s been a busy 2018 for Newfoundland’s Fortunate Ones already! They just wrapped an extensive tour supporting Alan Doyle across Canada and the US, and it shows no sign of slowing down with today’s announcement of a fall national album tour in support of the release of their sophomore album, Hold Fast, out May 25thFull tour details below.

Watch/Share: “Before You”

Fortunate Ones have also shared a new video of fan favourite “Before You.” The video was shot by Phil Maloney of Hey Rosetta! in the stunning location of The Inn by Mallard Cottage in the historic Quidi Vidi Village, Newfoundland.

Speaking on the track, Andrew O’Brien says, “Before You” is a whisper of thanks and gratitude. It is a realization that sometimes you find yourself in a position that is better than you deserve and that life seems to lose meaning before you found yourself in it. “Before You” is not a guarantee of happy ever-after but it is a promise of we’ll go down trying. “

First Listen: Fortunate Ones Hold Fast on CBC Music


Hold Fast will be released May 25th on Old Farm Pony Records and features collaborations with Alan Doyle (Great Big Sea), Tim Baker (Hey Rosetta!), Meg Warren (Repartee), Jim Bryson, Good Lovelies, Alexa Dirks (Begonia), Mike Belyea (Jenn Grant/David Myles), and Kinley Dowling (Hey Rosetta!). The album was produced, engineered & mixed by Daniel Ledwell at Echo Lake Nova Scotia and mastered by Phil Demetro at Lacquer Channel Mastering, Toronto.

Hold Fast is streaming this week on CBC Music.


  1. Northern Star
  2. Hold Fast (NOTE: this track contains an expletive, radio-friendly edit available)
  3. Don’t Let it be Us
  4. Somebody Like You
  5. If You Go
  6. She
  7. Before You
  8. Ghost
  9. Steady as She Goes
  10. Runaway

Pre-order Hold Fast now and receive “Before You”, “Steady As She Goes”, and “Northern Star” as instant downloads.


May 26 Toronto ON – CBC Music Fest TICKETS

Jun 16 Montreal QC – Folk Fest sur le Canal TICKETS

Jul 5-8 Winnipeg MB – Winnipeg Folk Festival TICKETS

Jul 13 Ottawa ON – Ottawa Bluesfest TICKETS

Jul 14-15 Guelph ON – Hillside Festival TICKETS

Jul 21 Bonavista NL – Garrick Theatre TICKETS

Aug 4 St. John’s NL – Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Festival TICKETS

Aug 17-19 Grand Prairie AB – Bear Creek Folk Music Festival TICKETS

Aug 25 Powassan ON – Windsong Music Festival TICKETS

Sep 27 Victoria BC – Lucky Bar on sale May 25th

Sep 29 Vancouver BC – St James Hall on sale May 25th

Oct 3 Canmore AB – The Communitea Cafe on sale May 25th

Oct 5 Calgary AB – Festival Hall on sale May 25th

Oct 6 Edmonton AB – Arden Theatre TICKETS

Oct 7 Saskatoon SK – Amigo’s Cantina on sale May 25th

Oct 14 Ottawa ON – National Arts Centre TICKETS

Oct 15 Peterborough ON – Market Hall

Oct 16 St Catherine’s ON – First Ontario Partridge Concert Hall on sale Aug 30th

Oct 18 London ON – Aeolian Hall on sale May 25th

Oct 20 Aylmer ON – Aylmer Old Town Hall Theatre TICKETS

Oct 24 Pictou NS – DeCoste Centre on sale May 25th

Oct 26-27 Charlottetown PE – The Mack TICKETS

Nov 3 Halifax NS – St Matthew’s Church on sale May 25th

Nov 15 Labrador City NL – Labrador West Arts and Culture Centre TICKETS

Nov 17 Grand Falls-Windsor NL – Gordon Pinsent Centre for the Arts TICKETS

Nov 18 Gander NL – Joseph R Smallwood Arts and Culture Centre TICKETS

Nov 19 Stephenville NL – Stephenville Arts and Culture Centre TICKETS

Nov 20 Corner Brook NL – Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre TICKETS

Nov 24 St. John’s NL – St John’s Arts and Culture Centre TICKETS

+ more dates to be announced soon!

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