From Edmonton, Alberta.
Kasha Anne and Mitch Smith, the singer/songwriter duo better known as The Orchard, have been making music together since 2012. Their debut album, Southern Ground, was released in 2012 with all five singles charting in the top 100 of the Trax Country Radio Charts. The Orchard’s second album, Georgia, was released in 2014.
At the 2014 Association of Country Music in Alberta (ACMA) Awards, The Orchard received five nominations for “Group or Duo of the Year”, “Fans Choice”, “Album of the Year”, “Rising Star” and two songs nominated for “Song of the Year”.
After making an indelible impression on Canada’s country music scene with their first two records, the Alberta natives instinctively knew heading into their third release that change was imminent. Their latest album, “The Great Unknown” is a cosmic blend of rock, country and pop. It’s a vision the pair had from the beginning of completely ignoring genre definitions and just doing what came naturally. Still, they needed a trusted hand to guide them in the studio, and there was no one better to ask than producer Jim Scott (Tedeschi Trucks Band, Marcus King Band).
The results reveal The Orchard’s true identity for the first time, a songwriting partnership, and band, able to bring together music fans of all types through their fresh and exciting sound.
“Rolling out of the Canadian Rockies and across the prairie Province of Alberta, The Orchard finds its sound in Canadiana. Great tunes, great guitars and great Vocals. This is a real deal, no B.S. band playing real music.”
– Jim Scott (multi grammy award winning producer/mixer)