Outdoors, Family & Kids, Music Around Town

Hey Mavis Performs in the Cuyahoga Valley

When: Wed., Aug. 22 2012

For local Americana band Hey Mavis, playing in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park means getting back to their roots. Singer and banjo player Laurie Caner and her multi-instrumentalist husband once served as artists-in-residence there. “We were forming Hey Mavis when we lived there,” says Caner. “So playing in the national park is really special for us.” Nature provides the perfect backdrop for what Caner describes as the band’s “edgy and soulful sound.” You can hear the 2012 Telluride Band Festival Contest finalists during tonight's free Music in the Meadow concert; the music starts at 6:30. Among other tunes, the band will preview songs from their new Honeyman album, due out this fall. Bring a blanket, a picnic basket, and even the kids. A mother herself, Caner tries to gauge the audience and steer clear of adult topics when children are in the house. “Not all my songs are about motherhood,” she laughs. “Let’s just put it that way.”

Price: free admission


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