Romi Mayes is a Canadian born musician. Romi Mayes was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and began performing on stage at the age of 15 years, and touring throughout the US and the UK.
Mayes' style has been described as edgy, bourbon-infused country blues and bluegrass, characterized by sympathy and honesty. She has been linked to various artists from around the globe which have helped her to be recognized- these artists include 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, Bo Ramsay, Martha Wainwright, Hayes Carll, Lynn Miles, Gurf Morlix, and Barney Bentall.
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Romi Mayes has recently been awarded Song Writer of the Year and Album of the Year at the 2007 Western Canadian Music Awards and has had various other nominations for her latest albums, "Living Room Sessions" (2005) and "Sweet Somethin' Steady" (2006).
1997 - Off The Wagon,
2002 - On The Road in 2 Days,
2004 - Mayes and Carmichael,
2005 - The Living Room Sessions Volume 1 (Romi Mayes and the Temporarily Unemployed,
2006 - Sweet Somethin' Steady,
2007 - Beverley Street - The Songs of David Essig (Romi Mayes and The D.Rangers),
2009 - Achin' In Your Bones,
She has also performed on various compilations such as:
2004 - Guess Who's Home (Hand Me Down World),
2006 - High Roads,
2006 - High Water Everywhere,
2006 - The Life and Times of Christian Banks,
2006 - Don't You Think We Should Be Closer,
2006 - Comin' Home Soon,
2007 - Let'R Buck,
2009 - Where Great Oaks Grow,
Romi's band members that have been touring with her since 2004 include: Jaxon Haldane, Tom Fodey, Chris Carmichael, Dan Walsh, Luke Stackhouse, Tania Elizabeth, Grant Siemens, Gurf Morlix, Ray Bonneville, Rick Richards, Ashley Mayes, Andrew Neville and The Poor Choices, Matt Masters, Sam Baker, Chris Saywell, Rob Pachol, The Weber Brothers, Darcy Yates, Christine Bougie, Donny Zueff, Aaron Goss, Ken McMahon, Sky Onosson, Joel Titchkosky, Pineapple Frank Barth, Scott Nolan, Rob Wrigley, Chris Bauer, Lance Loree, Washboard Hank, Ken McMahon, Joanna Miller, Darrek Anderson, Tom Murray, Matt King, Ken Hermanson, Dustin Bentall, Kent McAlister, Kendel Carson, Adam Dobres, Jeff Plankenorn, Michael O'Connor, and Barney Bentall's Grand Cariboo Opry.
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