Melissa Payne & The Mayhemingways @ Sunset Saloon, Wed. Oct. 7, 2015!


Tell the Band to Go Home & Steel Belted Radio proudly present:

Melissa Payne & The Mayhemingways
Wednesday, October 7 7:30 pm.
Suggested donation: $20 (but pay what you think is fair!) /

If you wish, bring a drink for yourself, and/or a snack to share, but we’ve always got plenty of all of those on hand!

All are welcome (bring the kids, friends, family, people off the street, whatever)! Our house is family friendly (we’ve got 3 kids, a trampoline, and plenty of room, so feel free to bring the family), easy-going, friendly, and open to all! If you don’t know us yet, come on down and make some new friends!

Questions? RSVP? Fill out the contact form below! Forward this to a friend!

We had the great pleasure of seeing and meeting Melissa Payne in 2013, when she came through with Express and Co.. That was fun, but we only managed to squeeze a couple of songs out of her that night, while most of the time she was adding her amazing vocals and violin skills to Express and Co. material, so I’ve been bugging her ever since to come back and do a show of her own. Here it is, and boy is it going to be amazing!

Melissa is definitely one of this country’s brightest rising stars. Over the course of two albums so far, she has written and recorded songs that have been noticed far and wide. Her latest album was produced by Greg Keelor of Blue Rodeo, and she’s been playing alongside some of the greats ever since. Reviewers have been raving about her:

In a sea of pretty female singer-songwriter voices, Melissa Payne’s stands out: part velvet, part gravel and bursting at the seams” Kristin Cavoukian- EXCLAIM MAGAZINE

“The album flits across the Country genres like a butterfly and songs like Call Me a Fool and Cool West Wind both Country songs worthy of Nanci Griffith’s typewriter; yet the punchy Gunning For Me brought back memories of the first time I heard Lucinda all those years ago”.  NO DEPRESSION 

Melissa is a phenomenal talent who I know you will be hearing much more about in the years to come. Get in on the ground floor of this one and see her in some joker’s living room while you still can!

Mayhemingways are one of those bands that I keep hearing about, always from someone who has seen them live and wants to share their appreciation. This is group that clearly needs to be seen.

The bio says: Mayhemingways are an alt-country, bluegrass, and Cajun music duo from the musical hotbed of Peterborough, Ontario. Their music drifts timelessly between traditional music and something brand new. Benj Rowland sings lead vocals and plays numerous instruments including accordion, banjo, guitar, and foot pedal bass. Josh Fewings adds back-up vocals and percussion. Their sound is full and so is their touring resume, having toured as far west as Dawson City, Yukon twice and numerous times to the Maritimes and Newfoundland. The duo recently released their first self-titled EP, recorded by James McKenty who has worked with great Canadian acts like Blue Rodeo, The Sadies, Cuff the Duke, Gordon Pinsent, and many more. Their music fits in many settings, from quiet house concerts to big festivals.

This will be an amazing show!

This video should be all you need to get overly excited about this show, but just in case, we’ll post a few others below. Stop what you’re doing and prepare yourself for this:

Here’s how we get Old Pal Stu on board:

Feel free to fill out the contact form below if you have any questions or if you want to reserve your seat (your details aren’t public, just emailed directly to me.)

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