The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Arts Challenge funds the best ideas for engaging and enriching Akron through the arts. The project will "celebrate Akron’s heritage by creating a vibrant and beautiful book and CD of original illustrations by Leandra Drumm and songs by Laurie Michelle Caner based on stories about the Ohio and Erie Canal." Stay tuned for Hey Mavis concerts and workshops based on this work, starting in late February, 2017. See article in Cleveland Plain Dealer.
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"Hey Mavis has the qualities I love in a great band - originality, solid musicianship, amazing vocals and an openness to experimentation."
-Adam Aijala, Yonder Mountain String Band
This crew could single handedly ignite a whole new folk music scare. Killer stuff!