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Romi Mayes & Speeding Songs

Posted at 6:00 AM on April 10, 2010 by Dale Connelly
Filed under: Saturdays

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Tonight on Radio Heartland from 9 to 11 on Minnesota Public Radio News Stations, I'll talk with a hard working Canadian songwriter and free spirit named Romi Mayes. Mayes says she identifies musically with "any woman with an edge", which puts her in good company with well known edge flaunters Lucinda Williams and Mary Gauthier. Romi Mayes' new recording, "Achin' In Yer Bones" has been nominated for one of Canada's Juno Awards as Roots and Traditional Album of the Year. The honors will be presented in St. John's, Newfoundland on April 18th. We'll talk about her footloose youth and how she and Gurf Morlix "almost killed someone" in one of their songs.

Hour two is a repeat of last October's survey of songs from our Radio Heartland library about high velocity. With a lovely spring weekend underway, you could feel an urge to put the top down and hit the gas. We won't do anything to discourage you, other than to suggest that you drive safely and obey all local traffic laws. And make sure the car is really a convertible before you try to retract the roof.

This program will be repeated on on Sunday at noon and Monday at 6 pm.

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