|Edmonton country-rockers return with first new music
since 2017 album The Great Unknown
LISTEN TO “WHATEVER GETS YOU HIGH” HERE
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 14, 2020
TORONTO ON — Edmonton’s Kasha Anne, Mitch Smith and Andreas Wegener recently celebrated their 10-year anniversary as The Orchard. Over that time they have performed from Victoria to Toronto, while earning 18 ACMA Award nominations, as well as multiple Edmonton Music Award nominations along the way.
To mark the milestone, they are releasing a new single, “Whatever Gets You High,” a groove-driven blend of sweet and salty indie rock and country pop, produced by multiple CCMA award winning producer, Bart McKay.
McKay says, “It’s great to be working with The Orchard again. Mitch and Kasha are constantly pushing their musical boundaries and have a style that fits somewhere between Lee Ann Womack and the Tedeschi Trucks Band. The new material we are working on is fresh but vintage and may be some of their best work yet.”
The Orchard has been featured in several national media outlets, and included on Spotify editorial playlists in addition to campus and Canadian country radio airplay.
“Whatever Gets You High” offers a positive message to enjoy yourself in whatever form that takes, free from judgment. Its catchiness and sense of fun are two things The Orchard is keen to express through their music at this moment in time, and hopes everyone will follow the song’s advice.
Members of The Orchard are available for interviews. Please contact, Jason Schneider / firstname.lastname@example.org / 226.500.4865
Royalty Records & Sony Music Canada Present
With “Wanted” we were wanting to portrait a story of a couple who are getting themselves into trouble. Kind of a Bonnie and Clyde type thing. We wanted it to sound fun and exciting. Bart McKay helped us put this one together, and we are happy with how it turned out.. Crank it up! – Mitch & Kasha (The Orchard)
Fresh off the heels of The Orchard’s successful COCA Showcase and their selection as the Alberta representative in the 2015 CCMA Spotlight Performance Contest, they are set to hit the road for a busy summer of shows.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
June 29th, 2015 Ponoka Stampede – Ponoka, AB
July 4th, 2015 Osteria Restaurant – Calgary, AB
July 7th, 2015 Osteria Restaurant – Calgary, AB
July 11th, 2015 Wild Hose Saloon – Calgary, AB
July 16th, 2015 Billy Bob’s – Westerner Days – Red Deer, AB
July 17th, 2015 Corporate Gig
July 18th, 2015 HMV in-store Bower Mall – Red Deer, AB
July 18th, 2015 Bo’s – Red Deer, AB
July 30th, 2015 Big Valley Jamboree (Kick-off Party) Camrose, AB
September 5th, 2015 – Party in the Park – Whitecourt, AB
September 11th, 2015 – Apex Casino – St Albert, AB
September 12th, 2015 – Apex Casino – St Albert, AB
September 19th, 2015 – Art in our Park – Edmonton, AB
Fri, Feb 01/13 – STONY PLAIN – Early Stage Saloon
Sat, Feb 02/13 – CALGARY – House Concert
Wed, Feb 06/13 – WHITECOURT – House Concert
Thu, Feb 07/13 – LLOYDMINSTER – The Root
Fri, Feb 08/13 – WAINRIGHT – The Honeypot
Sat, Feb 09/13 – SEDGEWICK – Sedgewick Hotel
Fri, Mar 08/13 – EDMONTON – Purple Heart Lounge *Tim Hortons Brier*
Sat, Mar 09/13 – EDMONTON – Purple Heart Lounge *Tim Hortons Brier*
Sun, Mar 10/13 – EDMONTON – Purple Heart Lounge *Tim Hortons Brier*
“Run Baby Run, written by Bruce Wallace and Rachel Proctor, couldn’t have come at a better time! We were able to hear it in the process of selecting songs and it fit really well with the overall feel we wanted for this album. The song has the ability to instantly grab listeners and pull them in with a sound that felt a lot like “Fancy” by Reba (my favorite female country artist growing up). It’s an intense storyline with a very real circumstance, and shows the lengths a mother will go to for her child…”
“Run Baby Run! I love the gritt and raw energy of this song. Coming from a writer who really wants the most amount of originals on an album possible, I still knew from the first time that I listened to this track that it belonged on this album! Interested in hearing what people have to say about it!”
CCMA Announces New Artist Showcase Performers For 2012 PotashCorp Country Music Week in Saskatoon
July 3, 2012 (Toronto, ON)
The Canadian Country Music Association® is proud to announce an outstanding group of performers who will take to the 2012 PotashCorp Country Music Week stage on Thursday, September 6 as part of the CCMA New Artist Showcase. Recognizing the talent of solos, duos and groups, the 2012 CCMA New Artist Showcase will include performances from the best of Canada’s emerging country artists including The Abrams Brothers, TheCommand Sisters, Kylee Epp, Genevieve Fisher, Madison Violet, Declan McGarry, The Orchard and Tebey.
“The Canadian Country Music Association is thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase these new artists to country music fans across Canada,” said Don Green, Executive Director, CCMA. “Although this has traditionally been considered an industry event, this year the CCMA is encouraging the public to take in this incredible opportunity to meet the future stars of Canadian country music.”
Artists taking part in the 2012 CCMA New Artist Showcase were chosen based on a submission process and juried national by music industry professionals in a three-phase process. Throughout the evening’s show, jurors will adjudicate performances and award the winner with the CCMA New Artist Showcase Award. The recipient of this award will be recognized at the 2012 CCMA Gala Awards Presentation and will receive a special package from DMDS, RDR Music and Lauren Tutty Promotions. Additionally, the 2012 CCMA New Artist Showcase will feature a special performance from the 2011 New Artist Showcase Award winner, Jess Moskaluke.
Tickets for the 2012 CCMA New Artist Showcase are available now online at www.tcutickets.com for $20 including taxes and fees. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.
For more information on this and other PotashCorp Country Music Week events, please visit www.ccma.org.
Comprised of Kasha Anne and Mitch Smith this duo has been influenced by the likes of Miranda Lambert, Pearl Jam, Reba, and The Zac Brown Band, which has lead them to create an honest, diverse sound. Having already received accolades and nominations for their talents, Kasha for her voice and melodies, and Mitch for his guitar talents and writing, The Orchard is looking forward to a busy 2012 and the release of their debut album, Southern Ground.
The Orchard is a hosting a “Win before you can buy” contest! Check out the band’s Facebook page for more details on how you can get a copy of “Southern Ground” for free before it comes to iTunes! https://www.facebook.com/TheOrchardMusic.
“Southern Ground” is a song that was inspired by The Orchard’s time spent in the Southern states in the spring of 2011. Showcasing their writing abilities, the duo, Kasha Anne and Mitch Smith, feel the song is representative of their own unique sound. This song gives a strong sense of the band’s musical influences with heavy guitars and strong rhythm, with intense lyrical ideas, and strong vocals. “Southern Ground” is the second single and title track from their upcoming album produced by CCMA Award winner Bart McKay, scheduled for release this summer
RELEASE DATE: May 7, 2012
Feel the thunder at the 2012 Rainmaker Music Festival!
The excitement kicks off Friday, May 25th at St. Albert Kinsmen Park!
This year, Country Night at the Rainmaker Music Festival will feature Katie Mission, The Orchard, Dean Brody, Chad Brownlee, Beverly Mahood and more!
Tickets are available to public Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Ticketmaster.ca, Crown and Tower Pub (St. Albert), Electric Rodeo Pub (Spruce Grove)
The Orchard is Kasha Anne (Vocals) and Mitch Smith (Guitars/Backing Vocals). They kick off 2012 with the release of their first single “Stick to Your Guns” written by Brad & Marylynne Stella (The Stellas). Their debut EP available soon only on iTunes is “Southern Ground” which showcases the duo’s diversity and influences as well as their own writing ability. Influenced by everyone from Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood to The Zac Brown Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Orchard has found a sound that is refreshing, honest and genuine.