Romi Mayes - Achin’ in Yer Bones

Local singer-songwriter Romi Mayes picks up where she left off on Achin’ in Yer Bones, the follow-up to her critically-acclaimed and award-winning 2006 disc Sweet Somethin’ Steady. Renowned producer Gurf Morlix (Lucinda Williams, Mary Gauthier) returns to guide Mayes’s simple, country-blues songs and contribute guitar, bass and the occasional backing vocal. Mayes’s voice is enticing, the playing is top-notch and the production is just right, but it’s the honesty that really makes these songs work. Whether she’s singing about love, hitchhiking across Canada or fall-down drunks, you know that Mayes has in some way experienced exactly what she’s singing about. Achin’ in Yer Bones is in stores now, and you can see Mayes live when she plays a hometown CD release show Thursday, May 14.

Achin’ In Yer Bones by Romi Mayes

Published in Volume 63, Number 26 of The Uniter (April 2, 2009)

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