Bad-ass Canadian rocker Romi Mayes plays Halloween show at the Do Bar
While the rest of us on Saturday will be trying to show how cool, clever and sexy we are by wearing a costume, all Romi Mayes has to do is pick up her guitar and belt out her blues/rock melodies she’s become known for.
And lucky for you, Mayes comes to Great Falls to share her talents on stage at the Do Bar. The doors to the RootBoy Prductions show open at 6:30 while the music kicks off at 7.
Mayes, a Winnepeg, Canada native, last played Great Fals in 2011. This time, though, she comes armed with new songs from her album “Devil on Both Shoulders,” which came out in May.
It’s her sixth album to date and is just as solid as the others, which have earned her multiple awards such three Western Canadian Music Awards for Songwriter of the Year, two Western Canadian Music Awards for Album of The Year, a Juno nomination for Album of the Year, and various Canadian Music Award nominations.
According to the Winnipeg Free Press, Mayes recorded the new album six months after she decided to quit smoking. In it’s review, they state, “Mayes may have quit smoking but her music smokes stronger and longer than ever before.”
The review continues, “The exquisite result sees Mayes mining familiar country-dusted, bluesy territory with great lyrics: “You’re not the one who’s guilty if you’re not the one who’s caught.” Bee Sting is a fine example of an ultra-confident blues rocker.”
No matter how you slice it, Mayes is a bad-ass chick who knows how to light up a room as soon as she enters it.
The RootBoy Productions website describes her music saying, “Mayes is known for her powerful lyrical ability that gives life to the words she sings. Her insightful sweet and edgy vocals paint pictures of heart on her sleeve sincerity and a road well traveled. The talented players that surround her are another confirmation of how her honest abilities draw the best of the best toward her authentic brand of roots music.
She has relentlessly toured Canada, US, Europe, UK, and has shared the stage with the likes of Levon Helm, Derek Trucks, Ricky Skaggs, Jim Cuddy, Gordie Johnson, Guy Clark, Sue Foley, Fred Eaglesmith, Corb Lund, Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, and many more.”
Advanced tickets to the show are still available online for $15 per person. They are $20 the day of the show. For more information on Mayes, check out her website and find her on Facebook. To order tickets, visit www.rootboyproductions.com.