ALBUM REVIEW: Fortunate Ones – ‘The Bliss’

What better to listen to during this cold, cold Canadian winter other than some warm and welcoming new Canadian music. Here at BestFan we got the chance to listen to Fortunate Ones new album.


The duo made up of Andrew James O’Brien and Catherine Allen have produced a catchy and cozy that album filled with folk sounds and southern swing. Together, Fortunate Ones create a perfect harmonious blend with their voices. Their sound is pure, clean, and simple, but all full of  lovely hooks that will have you listening from the first song to the last without pause. The Newfoundland musical duo have called themselves Fortunate Ones because that’s exactly how they feel being able to release such a beautiful album filled with pride and images of beauty of their homeland.


The song “Lay Me Down” packs a catchy punch to the album, while songs like “Oaks and Willows” tone it down into a more mellowed out sound. Filled with stringed instruments, percussion, and the most complimentary duet of voices, The Bliss really takes any listener straight to their calmest and happiest place.


We recommend the album, but we want you to be your own judge – so give Fortunate Ones a listen and check out their album The Bliss, out today!



Fortunate Ones will be going on tour, kicking off the tour tomorrow in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland. Check out the dates below and see if they’re coming to a city near you!


February 11 – Gander, NL – A&C Centre
February 12 – Grand Falls-Windsor, NL – A&C Centre 

February 14 – Stephenville, NL – A&C Centre 

February 15 – Corner Brook, NL – A&C Centre

February 17 – Labrador West – A&C Centre 

February 20 – St John’s, NL – Holy Heart Theatre

February 21 – Bonavista, NL – Garrick Theatre 

February 24 – Moncton, NB – Plan B

February 26 – Saint John, NB – Magnolia Café

February 27 – Hunter River, PE – Harmony House (downstairs)

February 28 – Margaretsville, NS – Evergreen Theatre

March 2 – Halifax, NS – The Carleton

March 5 – Montreal, QC – Petit Campus

March 6 – Wakefield, QC – The Black Sheep Inn

March 7 – Sharbot Lake, ON – Sharbot Lake Country Inn

March 8 – Peterborough, ON – The Garnet

March 11 – Toronto, ON – The Dakota Tavern

March 12 – London, ON – London Music Club (front room)

March 15 – Sudbury, ON – Townehouse Tavern




(Photo by Graham Kennedy)

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