ROYALTY RECORDS & SONY MUSIC CANADA
Written by: Mitch Smith & Kasha Anne
“Rolling out of the Canadian Rockies and across the prairie Province of Alberta, The Orchard finds its sound in Canadiana. Great tunes, great guitars and great Vocals. This is a real deal, no B.S. band playing real music.” – Jim Scott (Producer)
Check out THE ORCHARD – SOMETIMES I WONDER video:
Video Recording Produced by: Brad Smith
Video Created by: Travis Nesbitt
The Orchard Bio:
Kasha Anne and Mitch Smith the singer/songwriter duo better known as The Orchard, couldn’t have picked a better title for their latest album than The Great Unknown. After making an indelible impression on Canada’s country music scene with their first two records, the Alberta natives instinctively knew heading into their third release that change was imminent.
But what would that change entail? New sounds? A new producer? A new approach to writing and recording? All of the above, as it turns out. Led by the anthemic first single “Sometimes I Wonder,” The Great Unknown is a cosmic blend of rock, country and pop. It’s a vision the pair had from the beginning of completely ignoring genre definitions and just doing what came naturally. Still, they needed a trusted hand to guide them in the studio, and there was no one better to ask than producer Jim Scott (Tedeschi Trucks Band, Marcus King Band).
The results reveal The Orchard’s true identity for the first time, a songwriting partnership, and band, able to bring together music fans of all types through their fresh and exciting sound.
Jim Scott Bio:
Scott has worked with a range of 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.
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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