Kasha Anne and Mitch Smith make up this duo coming together as The Orchard from Edmonton, AB.
Together they combine a raw southern twist on alternative country music. Their focus is to make a connection through their songs, by creating music that helps paint a picture to the listener.
Mitch has recently finished his master’s in songwriting and guitar through Berklee College, where both he and Kasha have also studied voice.
The Orchard are not your typical duo as Kasha is the main vocalist while Mitch's voice comes mainly in the form of lyrics and writing the music. A duo that believes the music is just as important as the lyric in helping paint a picture to the listener.
Kasha Anne and Mitch Smith have already started winning accolades, as the ambassadors of Global Country were named Entertainer of the Year, Duo and Vocalist of the Year as well as having the Song of the Year at the 2011 NACMAI Awards show in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The duo was also nominated for the 2011/2012 ACMA Duo of the Year.
The band’s debut album, Southern Ground was released in August 2012 through Royalty Records and has received rave reviews, including the release of 4 singles.