New album Lonesome Stretch Of Highway out May 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 18, 2019
EDMONTON, AB — Edmonton-based Royalty Records is proud to announce the signing of legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Mike Plume. The label will release Plume’s new album Lonesome Stretch Of Highway in May 2020, with the singles “Younger Than We Are Today” and “I’m Your Huckleberry” released to radio and digital service providers in February 2020.
Lonesome Stretch Of Highway finds Plume reborn in many ways. Its nine tracks bear his distinctive mark, but with an added crackling energy that’s a byproduct of hard-won experience. Recorded in his adopted hometown of Edmonton, the album marks Plume’s third collaboration with producer Marek David, and the first time they’ve worked together since 2001’s Fools For The Radio.
Royalty Records president Rob Smith says, “I have been a fan of Mike as a writer, artist and performer for a long time. I am proud to have him working with Royalty and even more proud to say that, I believe we’re releasing the best work of his career to date.”
Having first arrived on the scene in the midst of the alt-country insurgency of the early 1990s, Mike Plume and his loyal band have logged countless miles around the globe, touring with the likes of Steve Earle, The Mavericks, John Hiatt and others, while befriending legends such as Levon Helm and Stompin’ Tom Connors. The lessons he’s learned along the way have left an indelible mark on Lonesome Stretch Of Highway, with songs such as “Younger Than We Are Today,” “I’m Your Huckleberry,” “It’s A Long Way” (featuring The Road Hammers), and “Perfume And Gasoline” destined to take a place among his best-loved tunes.
Plume has long been known for his richly detailed storytelling style and unyielding devotion to rock and roll’s original spirit. That’s all present on Lonesome Stretch Of Highway, powered by Plume’s earthy, uncompromising voice. That combination is proof that one of Canada’s most accomplished singer/songwriters remains at the top of his game and is ready to hit that highway again.
More details to come!
Mike Plume is available for interviews and on-air appearances.
For all enquiries, please contact:
Jason Schneider / email@example.com / 226.500.4865
This October 2016, The Orchard will be heading to OCL studios in Calgary, to work with iconic producer, Jim Scott (Tedeschi Trucks, Johnny Cash, Wilco). Jim’s management was sent demos from this Edmonton based band and in no time emails were going back and forth setting dates to record The Orchard’s next collection of music. Jim expressed interest right away and has provided the band with glowing reviews.
Jim also expressed his vision and sound comparisons for The Orchard’s sound and song writing to early Crowded House meets 10 000 Maniacs meets The Grateful Dead, Sixpense None the Richer meets The Pretenders, Tedeschi Trucks Band meets Chris Robinson Brotherhood meets Lake Street Dive.” – Rob Smith
After corresponding with The Orchard, Jim said this about two of the band’s tunes:
Dream Inside A Dream – “The Orchard’s Hit”
Sometimes I Wonder – “For the critics, honest, real, feels like The Orchard” – Jim Scott
Royalty Records/Sony Music Canada recording artists, The Orchard are a band that are hard to forget.
The Orchard’s sophomore album “Georgia”, recorded with Juno nominated producer Russell Broom, was released in August of 2014. The band has released four radio singles from the album across Canada, getting airplay across the map. Singles include “She Don’t Play Fair”, “Angel Eyes”, “Gone Missin’” and “Georgia”.
The Orchard is continuously pulling from what seems to be a bottomless pit of sounds and inspirations, with the help of their talented band mates, Jason Koop (drums) and Andreas Wagner (bass). The deeply emotional, vocal like guitar work of Mitch Smith and spine tingling, powerful vocals of Kasha Anne have got people catching onto the infectious vibe of what makes up The Orchard.
The ACMA (Alberta Country Music Association) has recognized The Orchard by nominating them for several awards over the past few years, including Group of The Year, Rising Star, Fans’ Choice and nominations for Song of the Year.
New album coming early 2017!
ABOUT JIM SCOTT
Jim Scott is an American music producer and engineer, best known for his large body of work as an engineer, and his work as a producer with American rock band Wilco.
Scott has worked as engineer with a range of other rock music artists, including Dixie Chicks, Tom Petty, Sting, the Rolling Stones, Roger Daltrey, Crowded House, 7 Worlds Collide, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lowen & Navarro, Jack’s Mannequin, Ron Sexsmith and many others. Scott won a Grammy Award for his work as engineer on Red Hot Chili Peppers’ benchmark album Californication (which he also mixed), as well as for engineering Tom Petty’s Wildflowers, mixing the Foo Fighters’ One By One, doing engineering work on Santana’s Supernatural, and getting three Grammys for his work on the Dixie Chicks’ Taking The Long Way. He also mixed Matchbox Twenty’s “More Than You Think You Are” which reached a no. 6 on the US Billboard 200 and had two Top10 singles on the US Hot100.
In 2013 he participated in the movie Sound City, by Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), along with many others such as Paul McCartney, Butch Vig, Neil Young and Tom Petty. The movie was about the Neve console and its many visitors over the years, through the studio of Sound City, which by the way was where Nirvana’s Nevermind was recorded.
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JULY 17TH, 2013
Announced today in Toronto, ON the 2013 Canadian Country Music Association Award nominees. Amongst those nominees are Hey Romeo for “Group of the Year“, Video of the Year” for Maybe You Remember Me Now Directed by Stephano Barberis, “Album Design of the Year” by Mediavandals and photography by Ashley Champaign for Twist of Fate and all band members were also nominated.
Additionally, Tenile also received her 1st nomination in the category for “Interactive Artist of the Year“.
As well Royalty’s President Rob Smith, was honoured with “Record Company Person of the Year” and Royalty Music Publishing Inc. also received a nomination.
This years CCMA take place in Edmonton, Alberta and these awards will be given out throughout Country Music Week.
Royalty Records would like to thank everyone who voted and for the continuous support given to all of our artists. Thank you!
To find out more about the CCMA & see the full list of nominees, please visit www.ccma.org
Friday Night Satellites announced today that they will be traveling by train across Canada on The Always Something Good Canada Promo Tour in support of their upcoming album release due out April 22nd, 2013.
The band will travel from Vancouver to Toronto playing for folks across the country and video blogging about their journey along the way.
Want to know where they’ll be? CLICK HERE for train stops
“JUMP BACK IN”
From the new album coming JUNE 26th:
‘Twist of Fate’
Co-Produced with Byron Hill
Hey Romeo‘s new single “Jump Back In” is a fresh, upbeat, summer loving kinda song. In takes you back to when you were young and spent all of your summers up near a cottage or camping, with friends and maybe one or two summer romances:) It makes you want to find a rope swing by a lake and Jump Back In.
NATIONAL TOUR with Gord Bamford:
(Remaining dates left from the Is It Friday Yet Canadian tour)
Sat, Apr 21/12 – Winnipeg, MB – McPhillips Station Casino
Wed, Apr 25/12 – Lloydminster, SK – Vic Juba Community Theatre
Fri, Apr 27/12 – Melfort, SK – CJVR Performing Arts Theatre
Mon, May 14/12 – Terrace, BC – REM Lee Theatre
Wed, May 16/12 – Prince George, BC – PG Playhouse
Thu, May 17/12 – Quesnel, BC – Vanier Hall Theatre
Other SUMMER TOUR DATES
Fri, Jul 06/12 – Rabbit Lake, SK – Carlton Trail Jamboree
Sat, Jul 07/12 – Calgary, AB – Stampede, Nashville North
Sun, Jul 08/12 – Cavendish, PEI – Cavendish Beach Music Festival
Fri, Jul 20/12- Quesnel, BC, Billy Barker Days
Thu, Jul 21/12 – Merritt, BC – Merritt Mountain Music Festival
Sat, Jul 28/12 -Bengough, SK -The Gateway Festival
Sat, Jul 25/12- Hardisty, AB-Raise The Roof Fundraiser
Sun, Aug 05/12 – Bothwell, ON – Boot Hill Country Jamboree
Amazing recent HIGHLIGHTS:
2011 CCMA Group Of The Year
2011 CCMA All Star Band Award (Keyboards): Rob Shapiro (3rd win)
TOP 20 single “Search’ For You”
Over 50,000 tour KM’s traveled to-date!