Achin in Yer Bones
'This is the sort of sound you'd want to hear pouring out of roadhouses as you drive up expecting to get drunk and maybe fall in love.' (Americana UK Magazine) From the centre of Canada, deep in the prairies, comes an unstoppable force that is becoming a household name across the globe: Romi Mayes. Suitably pronounced 'Raw Me', Mayes is a straight shooter with heart on your sleeve lyrics, edgy innuendo, and some serious bad ass guitar playing. She writes about sex, drugs, love, and the road. She can be soft and sweet or just down right dirty. Her latest release 'Achin In Yer Bones' is another testament to exactly that. With no filters and no shame, she unravels herself layer by layer baring her being to her listeners from song to song. But honesty is only part of the charm, not the main talent here. Having won a WCMA Songwriter Of The Year award for her previous album 'Sweet Somethin Steady' one can really hear where her true gift rests. On her new album, Mayes' effortless, matter-of-fact lyrical style weaves poetically around fantastic production, credited to renowned producer Gurf Morlix (Lucinda Williams, Mary Gauthier) who also worked with her on acclaimed album 'Sweet Somethin Steady' in 2006 which also won a WCMA award and a Whiskey Award for Album Of The Year. It is no wonder a producer like Morlix would come up to Canada in the cold of winter from his home base in Texas to work with Mayes again. 'Romi's writing on this new album is better than ever,' says Morlix. 'She's got the flint and she's got the steel - everything she needs to take her anywhere she wants to go.' Commonly referred to as the hardest working musician in Canada, Mayes tours steadily and relentlessly across the globe from solo shows in smaller venues to rowdy rockin bar shows to tightly arranged full band sold out theatre shows. She has shared the stage with the likes of Ricky Skaggs, Iris Dement, Jim Cuddy, The Flatlanders, Martha Wainwright, Fred Eaglesmith, Corb Lund, Billy Joe Shaver, Sue Foley, Blackie and The Rodeo Kings and many many more. Romi Mayes is charming, passionate, comedic, and with whiskey in one hand and a cigarette in the other can out-cuss any sailor on a Saturday night. 'Achin In Yer Bones' is available March 10, 2009 in Canada, The United States, and Europe.
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