As 2013 winds down, we are reflecting on all the beautiful people we met and amazing venues we played. What a fantastic year! We are looking forward to ringing in 2014 at one of our favorite local venues, The G.A.R. Hall! Please see our Tour page for details on our New Year's Eve Hey Mavis Hootenanny!
"This crew could single handedly ignite a whole new folk music scare. Killer stuff."
~2012 Telluride Festival Band Contest Finalists~
Timeless stories, traditional instruments, soulful vocals...an energetic and edgy tapestry of love, life and laughter, a colorful weaving of Americana-style music and song.
The colors were breathtaking! We enjoyed some wonderful drives through Ohio and West Virginia for some fantastic shows. Now, we are heading North to Tootsie's home state of Michigan! We can't wait...GO BLUE!!!
Thursday Nov 21 9:30 PM
Hey Mavis at Bell's Brewery Eccentric Cafe
355 East Kalamazoo Avenue , Kalamazoo, Michigan
Friday Nov 22 8:00 PM
Hey Mavis at Johnny's Speakeasy, Ann Arbor MI
2913 Dexter Ave., Ann Arbor, MI
Sunday Nov 24 7:00 PM
Hey Mavis at Salt of the Earth
114 E Main St, Fennville, MI
We are jumping on the ferry today and heading out to Put-in-Bay for the Bicentennial Celebration of the Battle of Lake Erie. Great events happening all weekend. We perform Friday, August 30th at 6:00pm!!!
We have posted a new live video from one of our favorite local places: The Kent Stage in historic downtown Kent. We had the privilege of opening for The David Mayfield Parade. If you haven't listed to these fine folks yet, please check them out: www.thedavidmayfieldparade.com
Big thanks to Josh Gippin at Joshua Tree Video for taking the time to come on down to the show and video taping us!!!!! Check out the new video of our new song, "Gotta Get That Boy a Hairbrush" on our video page!
We hope to see you at some of our upcoming shows...visit our Tour page for more details:
Saturday, June 22 11:45 am
Shaker Heights Art & Music Festival
Shaker Heights, OH
Saturday, June 22 8:00 pm
Hey Mavis at Casa Nueva
6 West State Street, Athens, OH
Friday, June 28 8:00 pm
Hey Mavis at Howler's Coyote Cafe
4509 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
Sunday, June 30 6:00 pm
Hey Mavis at The Sportsmen's Tavern
326 Amherst Street, Buffalo, NY
Greetimgs! We are so happy to see the buds of Spring here in Ohio!
We hope to see your beautiful faces at our next show!
Wednesday, May 8th, 8:00
Beachalnd Ballroom & Tavern
15711 Waterloo Rd Cleveland, OH 44110
Opening for If Birds Could Fly, a fantastic touring band out of Virginia
DAY OF SHOW SPECIAL:
Mention Hey Mavis at the door and your ticket will only be $10!!!
For tickets: Beachalnd Ballroom & Tavern
What an amazing night at Happy Days Lodge! A capacity crowd braved the cold, snowy winds of this crazy and unpredictable Ohio winter to share in this wonderful celebration with us. We played two very full sets, including all the songs from Honey Man, then met many wonderful new people in the lobby after the show.
Many thanks to all who helped make the night such a success! (and thanks to Scott Taylor for this great photo!)
For Immediate Release- January 7, 2013
Hey Mavis kicks up some dirt with their new CD Honey Man
On Saturday, February 2, 2013, Akron-based band Hey Mavis will celebrate the much-anticipated release of their second CD, Honey Man, with a concert and reception at Happy Days Lodge in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Happy Days Lodge is located at 500 West Streetsboro Rd., Peninsula 44264. Doors open at 7pm, concert begins at 8pm. Reception and CD signing to follow concert. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased by calling 330-657-2909 ext. 100.
The music of Hey Mavis can only be described as “Appalachian Americana”. With banjo, fiddle, upright bass, guitar, kick drum and harmonica, the quartet effortlessly moves from a softly orchestrated lullaby to a raw and raucous love song. “The songs feel soulful, they have dirt and substance,” says Hey Mavis founder Laurie Michelle Caner. “There is a sense of being grounded and close to the earth, and we try to breathe life into everything we do.”
After their most recent summer tour out west, during which Hey Mavis achieved notoriety as a finalist in the highly acclaimed Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest, Laurie (banjo/vocals/songwriting) and Ed Caner (fiddle/viola) started working with Cleveland songwriter/guitarist/vocalist Brent Kirby and seasoned upright bassist, Bryan Thomas. Brent’s contributing songwriting talents create a worthy compliment to Laurie when it comes to arrangements, vocals and new songs. Bryan’s versatile and expressive bass playing gives the band an intense groove and rhythmic flexibility. Laurie’s heartfelt vocal delivery and banjo playing defines Hey Mavis’s sound, and Ed Caner’s wild and passionate fiddling is both virtuosic and unique.
Set to an instrumentation and impression of timeless Appalachian backwoods, the songs on Honey Man represent tales constructed around passing imagery of emotions and situations, such as relationships, the joy and labor of raising a child, hurting and heartbreak. In the title track “Honey Man”, Laurie intimately leads the listener through a Faustian “owe my soul to the devil” tale, while in “Say Hello to Paris” she sings about feeling strapped down by the responsibility of motherhood, only to realize all the beauty of the world lies in the children dancing ‘round her feet. Kirby’s “Let The Water Do the Work” has an upbeat revivalist message of “release and find your peace”. The songs on Honey Man seem to lead us on a journey through the complex emotions of adult life, where one can only end up where they began, in a place where the simplicity of love always wins.
Honey Man is produced by the legendary Don Dixon (REM, Red Clay Ramblers, Smithereens), who also produced their first CD. Red Wine. When speaking of the new CD, Don said, “Wrapped in original songs whose styles range from old timey to jazzy to blistering alt rock, Laurie's voice turns from cold steel to melted butter in the time it takes your heart to break."
For more information on Hey Mavis and their new CD, Honey Man, visit www.heymavis.com email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330-388-5123.