NEWS: Romi Mayes Announces The April 26th Release Of Lucky Tonight

If Keith Richards, Joan Jett and Ray Charles could somehow spawn a love child, it’d be Romi Mayes (suitably pronounced RAW-ME). Hailing from Winnipeg, Canada, and renowned as one of the hardest working independent musicians touring the globe today, Mayes has chipped away at the rock and roll stone over the past couple of decades, and now, this Juno nominated, CFMA nominated, four time WCMA award winner, has done it again.

Her latest and fifth full length album, ‘Lucky Tonight’ stamps one more victory in this bad ass guitar playin lady’s discography. Featuring guitar demon Jay Nowicki of the well known rockin blues band ‘The Perpetrators, Mayes chose to record a rare electric duo album. Not unique enough for ya? Inspired by what another Winnipeg raised artist, Neil Young, did with his 1973 release 'Time Fades Away', Mayes and Nowicki recorded an album of all unreleased and unrecorded brand new songs live and in one take at a sold out concert in Winnipeg in the middle of winter.

All brand new tunes.
All live.
And in one take.

This kind of risk exemplifies Mayes in all she does and goes in tow with her ballsy, heart on her sleeve and straight shootin attitude. With song titles like Don't Mess With Me, Can't Get You Off (My Mind), and title track Lucky Tonight her raw, edgy songs take no prisoners and tell it like it is. Not at all a one speed driver, Romi Mayes can also gear down the big rig and hypnotize you with honest sultry, sweet and sexy tunes that have schooled young men and made the grown men cry.

She has shared the stage and toured with greats such as Derek Trucks, Levon Helm, Ricky Skaggs, Guy Clark, Billy Joe Shaver, Jim Cuddy, Tom Russell, Martha Wainwright, Gurf Morlix, Sam Baker, Hayes Carll, Todd Snider, Jimmy LaFave, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Slaid Cleaves, The Flatlanders, Sue Foley, Dale Watson, Fred Eaglesmith, Corb Lund, Blackie and The Rodeo Kings and many more.

Romi Mayes is a force to be reckoned with and one thing you can bet on is this hard core prairie gal has no plans to burn out or fade away.

“Lucky Tonight” Tour Dates

May 02 - Thunder Bay, On @ The Apollo
May 03 –Sault Ste Marie, On @ Loplops
May 04 – Sudbury, On @ The Townehouse
May 06 – Ottawa, On @ Prairie Scene Festival presents Women's Blues Night -
May 07 – Ottawa, On @ Prairie Scene Festival presents Winnipeg Folk Festival Workshop - National Arts Centre, Fourth Stage 2:00 PM
May 07 – Ottawa, On @ Prairie Scene Festival presents at The Bronson Centre w/Buffy Sainte-Marie
May 08 – Kingston, On @ House Concert – for tix and info:
May 10 – Peterborough, On @ The Red Dog
May 11 – Toronto, On @ Hugh's Room
May 12 –New York City, NY @ Banjo Jim’s 8-9pm
May 13 - Northfield, NJ @ Betsy's Backyard
May 14 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Music Beacon Concert -
May 15 – Cleveland, OH @ Wilbert’s (afternoon show 3:30pm)
May 19 - Fort Smith, Arkansas @ Black Widow Clubhouse
May 20 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 3rd Annual Romi Mayes Oklahoma Barn Party
May 24 - New Braunfels, TX @ Gruene Hall (7 to 11pm)
May 25 – Galveston, TX @ Old Quarter (w/John Evans)
May 26 - Austin, TX @ Continental Club
May 28 - Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads (in The Retro Lounge)
May 29 – Des Moines, IA @ Flying Mango
May 31 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon (early show)
June 01 - Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar
June 23 – Winnipeg, MB @ Winnipeg International Jazz Festival presents at Times Change(d) (early and late shows)
July 22 to 23 – Brandon, MB @ Brandon Folk Festival
July 29 to 30 – Lac Du Bonnet, MB @ Fire and Water Festival
Aug 4 to 18 – SK, AB, BC @ West Coast Canadian tour, venues TBA
Sept 27 to Oct 12 – Yukon, Home Routes tour, more info TBA
Oct 13 to 19 – Alaska, venues TBA
Oct 20 to 23 – Whitehorse, YT @ WCMA Festival and Awards Show
Nov 09 to Dec 04 – Germany, Belgium, Holland, UK @ European tour, venues TBA

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