New Music


Plume and The Road Hammers team up to bring you more of that classic Canadian sound we’ve come to expect from Mike.

Continuing the journey down the Lonesome Stretch of Highway. It’s A Long Long Way will be releasing to radio today, as well as being available to stream wherever you listen.

You can also catch Mike live streaming on Facebook from now until October 4th every sunday. The next Easy Like Sunday Morning show is September 13th at 11AM EST. 

This is how Mike describes the new track

I wrote “It’s A Long Long Way” a couple years ago with Jason McCoy from the Road Hammers. I’ve always liked songs that have a timeless lyric. You know, something that could have been written a hundred years ago just as easily as this afternoon. If you look at the lyrics to the song, you’d swear it was an old gospel song and would probably have sounded cool if approached that way. But we chose to chase the slop bucket sound that makes my hair stand on end..

We also asked guys from The Road Hammers how it was working with Mike on this track and here’s what they had to say.

“The Road Hammers unanimously vote Mike Plume for Prime Minister of Canada!” – Jason McCoy (Road Hammers)

“Mike Plume is a Canadian treasure and one of the best songwriters this country has to offer.” – Clayton Bellamy (Road Hammers)

Stream Mike Plume’s New Singles Today


TORONTO ON — Today, acclaimed Canadian singer/songwriter Mike Plume is releasing not one, but two singles in anticipation of his latest album Lonesome Stretch Of Highway this May, his first in partnership with Edmonton-based Royalty Records. The choice to release two songs out of the gate reflects the album’s musical diversity and Plume’s reinvigorated approach to writing, with “Younger Than We Are Today” displaying a classic alt-country sound and “I’m Your Huckleberry” taking a more folksy approach with it’s clever lyricism.

Both singles are available to purchase and stream now on all digital platforms, and can be heard exclusively at Roots Music Canada.

Lonesome Stretch Of Highway finds Plume reborn in many ways. Its nine tracks bear his distinctive stamp, 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.

“I think with this record, patience has been the key,” Plume explains. “Some of these songs were kicking around for a long time, but they just weren’t ready. They just didn’t feel finished at the time I wrote them. Close, but not quite. I knew they had potential, so I just kept going back to them on a regular basis. I’m glad that I kept working on them, kneading them, massaging them, because that craftsman-like mentality has, I feel, helped this album to be among the best I’ve made.”

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.

Stream Younger Than We Are Today Here

Stream I’m Your Huckleberry Here

Acclaimed Country/Pop Duo The Orchard Issue Song of the Summer with “Bright Eyes”

The sparkling track is the second single from Kasha Anne and Mitch Smith’s most recent album, The Great Unknown, and kicks off a busy season of live dates…


For Immediate Release: Toronto, June 5th, 2017 – An early contender for summertime anthem of 2017, “Bright Eyes” – the sunny and outrageously catchy second single from country crossover duo The Orchard’s acclaimed third album The Great Unknowndrops June 5 via Royalty Records.


Make space on your seasonal playlist. While The Orchard – a.k.a. singing/songwriting duo Kasha Anne and Mitch Smith – are well known for crafting brilliantly accessible, lyrically driven songs best described as “a cosmic blend of rock, country and pop” – the sheer lustre and lyrical heft of “Bright Eyes” is terrifically new.The song “encourages you to live in the moment and be more optimistic,” vocalist Kasha Anne offers, “which is something we all need from time to time.”

Adds Smith, “’Bright Eyes’ showcases a rocking groove by our killer band with lots of fun guitar parts. It’s probably one of our most energetic singles, and it always gets people on their feet!”


Indeed, the track was a favourite of The Great Unknown producer Jim Scott whose sprawling CV includes work with everyone from Wilco to Tedeschi Trucks Band, Tom Petty to the Foo Fighters. Scott knows a bona fide smash when he hears one.

“Jim Scott loved it so much that we had to find a home for it on the album,” Smith confirms. “Plus, it shows yet another side of Kasha’s voice. The lyrics touch on the strength and courage it takes to go it alone, and to hold out for a better tomorrow. Appropriate timing for this song in so many ways…”

“Bright Eyes” follows first single “Sometimes I Wonder,” which heralded The Great Unknown’s arrival to universal praise this spring. Now, as the affable Alberta duo prepares for a hectic summer of touring (scroll down for a complete itinerary), the effervescent, guitar-goosed “Bright Eyes” is poised to soar on patios and poolside from coast to coast.Says Kasha Anne, “Between the instruments and vocals, there are enough catchy moments in this song that each time you listen you find something new!”


June 10th – Relay for Life – Sherwood Park, AB

June 16th – Party in the Park – Whitecourt, AB

June 23rd – Century Casino – St. Albert, AB

June 24th – Century Casino – St. Albert, AB

July 8th – The Station (Calgary Stampede) – Calgary, AB

July 9th – Coca Cola Stage (Calgary Stampede) – Calgary, AB

July 25th – Taste of Edmonton – Edmonton, AB

August 20th – Cafe Deux Soilel – Vancouver, B.C

August 24th – The Roxy – Vancouver B.C


For more information, please contact:

Eric Alper Public Relations

Eric@ThatEricAlper.com // P: 647-971-3742





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!




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 ChicksTom PettyStingthe Rolling StonesRoger DaltreyCrowded House7 Worlds CollideRed Hot Chili PeppersLowen & NavarroJack’s MannequinRon 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.

For more information and media inquiries, please contact: 

Kathryn Hummel

Royalty Records


(416) 712-9375




Brand new single from Tristan Horncastle hits county radio on August 29th, 2016.  This song was co-written with Larry Mccoy (Thomas Rhett, James Wesley, Ray Stevens) in Nashville and produced by Bart Butler, Aaron Goodvin and Tristan Horncastle.

With the Canadian radio success of his Top 5 selling debut album A Little Bit Of Alright having established Horncastle as an undeniable breakout artist, he’s eager to share more of his life on his recently released #1 selling album, Turnin’ Up A Sundown, out on Royalty Records/Sony Music Canada, February 2016.

“I had the honour of sitting down and writing with Larry Mccoy, in Nashville and I told him I wanted to write about me and the original, true country. The kind of country music, that got me hooked, from George Jones, to Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Don Williams. I love everything about this song, from lyrics, to the magic put in to the music. I hope you all enjoy as much as I do and understand who I am after you do.”

Since releasing his first EP in 2011, the Fredericton, New Brunswick native has shared stages with the likes of Travis Tritt, Dean Brody, Joe Diffie and Leann Rimes. Horncastle’s hard work and dedication culminated in 2015 with a nomination in the Canadian Country Music Association Awards’ Rising Star category and Canadian Radio Music Award nomination for Best New Group of Solo Artist in the Country category and most recently 3 Wins at Prix Music NB Awards for Album of the Year, Country Artist of the Year, Fans’ Choice and recently earned a 2016 CCMA nomination for Recording Package of the Year.

Along with that recognition, Tristan Horncastle’s honest songwriting and down-to-earth personality has him poised to make an indelible mark on the country music scene.

Watch Tristan Perform an Acoustic Version of “Long As I’m Alive”

at Highland Arts Theatre in Sydney, NS

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Long Road ca. 1980s-1990s


From the the album “INSIDE OUT
Available on iTunes

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– Opened for Diamond Rio
– Performed in the Chengdu International Festival (China)
– Top 50 billboard single
– Songs pitched to Reba
– Released Debut EP
– Wrote a theme song for international sports venue
–  Headlined home town fair in Manitoba





Russell Broom (Jann Arden)

WRITTEN by: Mitch Smith Kasha Anne Russell Broom

From their NEW album ‘GEORGIA’ coming late Summer!

Upcoming SHOWS (more to come):
Sat, May 03/14 – Ryley, AB – The Roadhouse
Fri, May 23rd – Stony Plain, AB – Early Stage Saloon
Fri, May 30/14 – Calgary, AB – Century Casino
Fri, June 27/14 – St. Albert, AB – Apex Casino
Sat, June 28/14 – St. Albert, AB – Apex Casino
Tue, July 01/14 – Lloydminster, AB – Bud Miller Park (LLOYD FM Canada Day)
Fri, Aug 08/14 – Whitecourt, AB – Whitecourt Casino
Sat, Aug 09/14 – Whitecourt, AB – Whitecourt Casino


The-Orchard-edits-6 The Orchard hails from Edmonton, Alberta. A duo made up of Kasha Anne and Mitch Smith whose sound and songwriting can be defined as, smooth southern country with a rock edge.

The Association of Country Music in Alberta (ACMA) has recognized The Orchard by being nominated for 2011 and 2012’s “Group or Duo of the Year” and most recently received nominations for ACMA’s 2013 “Rising Star”, “Group or Duo of the Year” and “Song of the Year” for “All Roads Lead Home”.

The Orchard’s debut album, Southern Ground was released in August 2012 through Royalty Records and received rave reviews, including five singles that entered the top 100 on Trax country charts.

May 2014 marks the release of The Orchard’s new single “She Don’t Play Fair” off their upcoming album “Georgia” coming late summer.


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