Northcoast Americana group Hey Mavis returns to Natalie’s to celebrate the release of their new CD with illustrated book titled Silver Ribbon Dream—People and Stories of the Ohio & Erie Canal, which will be released in October. This original work was funded by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and is a collaboration between Hey Mavis songwriter Laurie Michelle Caner and nationally-acclaimed artist Leandra Drumm.
Banjoist/songwriter Laurie Michelle Caner and violinist/fiddler Eddie Caner formed Hey Mavis while serving as artists-in-residence in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Producer Don Dixon (REM/Smithereens/Red Clay Ramblers) produced their first CD, which immediately hit the top 10 on the national Folk DJ-L radio charts and finished #13 in Folk Alley’s “Top CDs of 2010. Hey Mavis has since released three more CDs which have amassed favorable reviews across the globe.
Hey Mavis has appeared on NPR’s Mountain Stage, NPR’s Whad’ya Know?, and the Columbus produced and nationally syndicated music series Songs at the Center on PBS. The group has performed standing room only shows at the Rochester International Jazz Festival as well as nine consecutive sellout concerts in their hometown of Akron. In 2018, Melissa Etheridge personally chose Hey Mavis to perform on her music cruise featuring Etheridge and Sarah McLauchlan.