A few news updates & some local and US shows
October has been an incredible month...
The Sue Foley Guitar Woman Tour was incredible. Sharing the
stage with great guitar players like Sue, Roxanne Potvin,
Rochelle Van Zanten and Ellen McIlwaine was an honour.
I was humbled and learned so much. I got me some guitar work to do.
If you get a chance to see these ladies live, do it.
They definitely bust up all stereotypes regarding chics and guitars.
My European tour across the pond was off the hook. I was in 5 countries with
5 different languages, and 4 different currencies in 3 and a half
weeks. Italy, Germany, Sweden, the UK, and Czech Republic.
I have only been back in Winnipeg for a couple of days so the
whole experience still seems surreal. I met some great musicians
and a whole slew of great new friends. I am officially addicted
and plan to go back in May or early June. More stories
and pics to come from that tour for sure.
Thanks to Andrea Parodi, Max Larocca, Python, Stefano, Ingemar,
Craig (Old Seed), and Tony and NIcki. Great promoters and
musicians. Check out www.youtube.com (and search 'Romi Mayes' for some
live performances from this tour.
I definitely want to make mention how honoured I am to have walked
away with the Western Canadian Music Awards wins for both album
and songwriter of the year. I truly didn't expect the wins and I feel
really fortunate. Gurf Morlix, Chris Carmichael, Dan Walsh, Tom
Fodey, and Lenny @ Bedside have just as much to do with those
wins as I do... so I thank them. Thank you all SO much
for your votes... What an overwhelmingly generous compliment.
New t-shirt idea. I am thinking of using my friend Rob Vaarmeyer's (of
Andrew Neville and The Poor Choices) idea for the next run of shirts:
"Mama raised me, but Romi Mayes'd me" - RV
I am definitely interested in any feedback from anyone and everyone before it
goes to print. And... if you think you can do better, bring it on.
All ideas are welcome. Game on.
Onward for the rest of November and December 2007....
Below are some show postings. Please check the website and myspace
for more details and added shows.
Again, endless thanks. I hope to keep writing and touring steady
and am looking into late 2008 for a new album.
November 9th - The Folk Exchange - 211 Bannatyne - (intimate sit down concert)- **ONLY ROMI MAYES CONCERT UNTIL JANUARY IN WINNIPEG** Doors 7:00, Show 8:00
November 10th - Times Change High and Lonesome Club - as part of the NEIL YOUNG TRIBUTE WEEKEND w/Andrew Neville and The D,Rangers
November 15th - Times Change High and Lonesome Club - as part of a songswap night w/Rob Vaarmeyer, Adrien Sala, and Vince Andrushko
November 17th - West End Cultural Centre - as part of the BEVERLEY STREET CD RELEASE - the songs of David Essig w/The D.Rangers
November 29th - Truck Stop Souvenirs Concert - Fairfield, Iowa - www.truckstopsouvenir.com/calendar.html
November 30th - Knuckleheads Saloon - Kansas City, Missouri w/Chubby Carrier
December 1st - The Blue Door - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma w/Susan Gibson
December 5th - The Cactus Cafe - Austin, Texas w/Gurf Morlix and Peter Case
December 6th - The All Good Cafe - Dallas, Texas w/Gurf Morlix
December 7th - The Old Quarter - Galveston, Texas w/Gurf Morlix
December 9th - The Oaks Live - Manor, Texas w/Gurf Morlix
December 13th - Gruene Hall - New Braunfels, Texas w/Gurf Morlix
December 17th - The Bugle Boy - La Grange, Texas w/Gurf Morlix and Adam Carroll
December 18th - Cheatham Street Warehouse - San Marcos, Texas w/Gurf Morlix
December 20th - Mick's - Omaha, Nebraska
December 22nd - The Flying Mango - Des Moines, Iowa
THANKS AND HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL SOON...