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Maïa Davies is a singer and the lead guitarist in the all-female Ladies of the Canyon country rock group that opened this year for Kenny Rogers, The Sadies, Great Big Sea and Alan Jackson, among others.
Warner Music released the Ladies of the Canyon "Haunted Woman" debut album on June 1st 2010, now charting at #24 on the Neilsen best-selling country albums in Canada and their debut single "Follow Me Down" is on heavy rotation on Canadian Country Radio, making it to the top 40 airplay list, and remains in CMT's top 40 videos. Critics have hailed "Haunted Woman" as a polished effort, "crashing out of the gate with straight-up country rock." Established Canadian guitarist Colin Cripps produced "Haunted Woman," that included studio collaboration by Luke Doucet and Kathleen Edwards.
Maïa, who now lives in Toronto, is well entrenched in the local music scene as well, and is a guest player on many albums and live shows. Her work with the Ladies keeps her busy, with over 150 performances a year and a steady stream of national media attention. The band recently played the major folk festival circuit that included a main stage performance in Winnipeg and workshops with Sarah Harmer and the Wailin' Jennys in Vancouver, with a stop at the Ottawa Folk Festival scheduled in August.
As with the Ladies' sound in general, Maia's approach to music is all roots, and she prefers vintage and re-issue guitars (Gibson) that combined with the warmness of tube amps and analog effects provide unequalled musical experience. Her sound is clean and tremolo-driven, pooling from her love of the music of Neil Young, The Byrds and traditional country picking. A country girl at heart with a love of rock n roll.