Winnipeg, Winnipeg Capital Region, Manitoba, Canada
Quoted as being one of the hardest working independent musicians in Canada, Romi Mayes has toured internationally to festivals, theatres, dance halls, bars, pubs, cafes, and living rooms. Her last two albums "Living Room Sessions" (2005) and most recent "Sweet Somethin' Steady" (Gurf Morlix, 2006) have been nominated for prestigious Canadian music awards. Both of Mayes' albums have charted on radio stations worldwide landing on a plethora of "Best of" top year picks. Most recently, Romi Mayes took home the awards for Songwriter of The Year and Album of The Year at the 2007 Western Canadian Music Awards.
Mayes has no plans of slowing down. As her "Sweet Somethin Steady" attracts mass international media attention and her fan base rapidly increases, Mayes begins to focus her touring schedule south of the border and overseas in places like Sweden, Italy, and the UK and plans to record an anticipated follow up album late 2008.
Encouraged from a young age in her hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Romi Mayes has been on the stage since she was 15. Now, at age 33, Mayes has shared the stage with the likes of Ricky Skaggs, Billy Joe Shaver, Corb Lund, Iris Dement, Jim Cuddy, Joe Ely, Fred Eaglesmith, Sue Foley, Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, Jimmy Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock, Gurf Morlix, Bo Ramsey, Martha Wainwright, Hayes Carll, Lynn Miles, Barney Bentall, and many more.
With her unique mix of bourbon infused country blues, Romi Mayes will make you miss your mouth when sippin' your beer. Her sexy, sincere vocals break hearts, her bad-ass guitar playing breaks strings, and her honest, edgy songwriting is putting her on the Americana map of performers as a force to be reckoned with.
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