Hear a preview of Mike Plume’s Lonesome Stretch Of Highway
On his new album, Lonesome Stretch Of Highway — out this spring on Royalty Records — Mike Plume is reborn. Its nine tracks bear the veteran singer-songwriter’s distinctive mark, but with an added crackling energy that’s a byproduct of hard-won experience. We’re proud to offer a preview of the first singles, “Younger Than We Are Today” and “I’m Your Huckleberry,” which showcase the range of Mike’s newly-energized approach to songwriting. Both are available now to purchase and stream on Apple Music and Spotify.
Recorded in his adopted hometown of Edmonton, Lonesome Stretch Of Highway is Mike’s third collaboration with producer Marek David and the first time they’ve worked together since 2001’s Fools For The Radio. The difference this time out is that Mike has learned invaluable lessons that go hand in hand with maturing as an artist.
“I think with this record, patience has been the key,” he explained. “Some of these songs were kicking around for a long time, but they just weren’t ready. They just didn’t feel finished at the time I wrote them. Close, but not quite. I knew they had potential, so I just kept going back to them on a regular basis. I’m glad that I kept working on them, kneading them, massaging them, because that craftsman-like mentality has, I feel, helped this album to be among the best I’ve made.”
Having first arrived on the scene in the midst of the alt-country insurgency of the early 1990s, Mike Plume and his loyal band have logged countless miles around the globe, touring with the likes of Steve Earle, The Mavericks, John Hiatt and others, while befriending legends such as Levon Helm and Stompin’ Tom Connors. Now, like his heroes, Mike has become renowned for his richly detailed storytelling style and unyielding devotion to rock and roll’s original spirit. It’s all there on Lonesome Stretch Of Highway, powered by Mike’s earthy, uncompromising voice. That combination is proof that one of Canada’s most accomplished singer-songwriters remains at the top of his game and is ready to hit that highway again. Keep visiting mikeplume.com for touring updates.