A Lonesome Stretch of Highway (Royalty)
You don’t have a 25-plus-year career without knowing what you are doing—in any path choose. Maritimer-turned-Albertan Mike Plume chose music and obviously he knows what he is doing. Working out of Edmonton, his latest offering is A Lonesome Stretch of Highway, which continues his musical exploration of life in all its facets.
A Lonesome Stretch of Highway is chockablock with really, really good songs. From lovely, bittersweet ballads such as Perfume and Gasoline and The Sweet Passing of Time to the honky tonk rhythms of Summers Round Here Don’t Last Forever and It’s A Long, Long Way featuring the gleeful participation of the Road Hammers. I particularly loved the whimsically lilting and accordion-drenched I’m Your Huckleberry and the spiritually haunting In God’s Hands Now.
Mike Plume, collaborating with his producer Marek David, has crafted a lovely concoction. Put it on and instantly get transported by his gravelly voice and songs. To a highway roadhouse. The sun’s going down. The evening is beginning to sound interesting. You are going to have a great night.
Yup, Mike Plume continues to deliver the musical goods.