A little bit of serendipity mixed with abundant talent has played a profoundly significant role in the rapid
rise of British Columbia-based country band Me and Mae.!
Shawn Meehan, Jacky Mae, Kim Gryba, Adam Reid, and Ben Parker, together under the band “Me and
Mae”, have forged a reputation as the one to watch on the Canadian country music scene. The band’s
debut album Off the Rails will be released via Cordova Bay Records on May 13th.!
It all started with a song called Love Me Leave Me Lonely, which Meehan co-wrote with Carly Rae
Jepsen, who at the time was a guitar student of his. Love Me, Leave Me Lonely was the first song they
recorded and the first single they released off the album.!
What Cha Wearin’ is a sassy, sexy romp of a song that examines the first flushes and blushes of a new
romance, but with a 21st century twist, referencing the flirty text messages that often accompany a new
relationship. This recently released single is a shining representation of the band’s very focused and
Besides the sauciness of the subject matter, What Cha Wearin’ is also an example of Me and Mae’s
ability to write songs that feature memorable vocal and melodic hooks. They blend a variety of styles to
create an original sound that is cutting edge and current.!
Tailgate Party is a foot-stomping party anthem and hallmark of Me and Mae’s unique slant on songwriting.!
The band also decided to record covers of two popular country music hits for inclusion on the album,
putting their own spin on the Johnny Cash classic Ring of Fire as well as Dolly Parton’s peppy 9 to 5.!
the core, the creative partnership that anchors Me and Mae has been prolific and has paid wonderful
musical dividends as the methodical, professional, analytical songwriting of Meehan has meshed
delightfully with Jacky Mae’s more inspirational writing style on Off the Rails.
With momentum, talent and timing on their side, Me and Mae is poised to win over legions of fans looking
for good, homegrown country music with a rock and roll sensibility and an ability to make folks want to
dance, sing and perhaps even indulge in some enthusiastic texting.