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Hey Mavis performs upbeat Americana music
By Janice Hanson
Posted: 2023-05-09T03:09:22Z

Based in Akron, Ohio, the Americana band Hey Mavis has earned a following of dedicated fans for their heartfelt vocals, honest songwriting, blazing instrumental solos, and undeniable onstage musical chemistry.

The band got its start in 2010, soon after producer Don Dixon (R.E.M., The Smithereens, Red Clay Ramblers) heard the band on a Christmas compilation CD. He went on to produce their first two albums, both of which hit the top 10 on the national Folk DJ radio charts and amassed favorable reviews across the globe.

Laurie Michelle Caner writes the majority of the group’s songs and also sings lead and plays banjo along with Eddie Caner on violin, Bryan Thomas on upright bass, and Anthony Taddeo on drums. 

The group has performed standing-room-only shows at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. Their most recent album was recorded live at Lovin’ Cup and released as a QR code on the side of a bottle of Rochester-made hot sauce!

Hey Mavis performs on Saturday, May 13 at 7:30 pm at Greece Baptist Church. Tickets for this concert will be available at the door, but we encourage purchasing in advance through the website to speed up your entry into the concert. And purchasing in advance will save you money over the gate ticket prices!

We have one more concert coming up on Saturday, June 3 with Ottawa musician Lynne Hanson, postponed from last November due to bad weather. She brings high-energy roots music that earned her the nickname “Canada’s Queen of Americana,” joined by Blair Michael Hogan on guitar.

See details on all of our upcoming concerts on the Golden Link calendar

– Janice Hanson

Janice Hanson is Concert Chair of the Golden Link Folk Singing Society.