Romney Getty sings with a purpose. To witness her perform is to attest to a world-class artist with a rare presence; she will diffuse your soul with a voice that was seemingly born from the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta, that resonates from a deep, forlorn place - from the core of her spirit.
Clearly, Romney was born to sing. But, Getty is a bona fide artist – an accomplished guitarist who possesses a distinctive gift for songwriting. She has an ability to seemingly channel the ghosts of country music past, like Hank Williams and June Carter Cash, weaving spellbinding tales of heartbreak, loss and redemption.
“Wherever this girl rambles next, success is sure to follow…(Getty) has the voice, the attitude and the poise to make it to the big time.” Chart Attack
Romney Getty has been gaining momentum since releasing her first album, the country blues-influenced Fill In Your Gray, which caught international attention and garnered her favorable reviews in international publications like Uncut, Mojo, The Times, Blues Matters, Americana UK Magazine, and more.
She has toured Canada, USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand and has shared the stage with a world-class roster of artists: Joe Cocker, KT Tunstall, Billy Bragg, Greg Keelor (Blue Rodeo), Travis Good (The Sadies), Amy Winehouse, Kelly Joe Phelps, Toby Keith, Michael Franti’s Spearhead, Shannon Lyon, The Drive-by-Truckers, Kevin Breit, and many more.
“Wow, can this girl deliver a song or what! Romney is a singer-songwriter from Canada and her very personal and soulful deliver of country and blues is totally spellbinding.” Guitar Techniques Magazine
Romney Getty’s latest release Ramblin’ Girl was recorded in the converted church in Hamilton, Ontario, at Catherine North Studio with the late producer Dan Achen. For Ramblin’ Girl she enlisted the help of friends’ Bob Egan (Blue Rodeo) on pedal steel guitar, and Colin Cripps (Bryan Adams, Kathleen Edwards) on guitar, along with her talented guitarist and musical companion, brother Jeff Getty. Ramblin’ Girl continues to receive accolades and critical attention due to the strength of the Romney’s solid track-by-track performances and songwriting, complimented by Achen’s lush and swampy production that brings to mind the melodic rock of Fleetwood Mac and the grit of a Lucinda Williams.
Currently, Romney is working on her follow up to Ramblin’ Girl, to be released in the fall of 2011. She continues to tour, performing selected dates as a solo artist, as a duo with her partner, guitarist and vocalist Craig Smith, and with her band.
“…Truly the complete package…With enough sheer guts and charisma to cross virtually any genre barrier, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if Getty became the next major breakthrough from the Canadian roots rock scene.” Exclaim! Magazine