Thanks to all our old-and-new fans who supported us on the 2018 Melissa Etheridge Cruise! It was a fantastic voyage!!

Thanks to all our old-and-new fans who supported us on the 2018 Melissa Etheridge Cruise! It was a fantastic voyage!!


"This crew could single handedly ignite a whole new folk music scare. Killer stuff!"
-Midwest Record
 

 
"Originality, solid musicianship, amazing vocals and an openness to experimentation...Hey Mavis has the qualities I love in a great band."
-Adam Aijala, YMSB
Listen to Hey Mavis on Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know - April 23 2016 (0:54:50)

Listen to Hey Mavis on Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know - April 23 2016 (0:54:50)

Hear Hey Mavis on NPR's Mountain Stage May 7, 2015

Hear Hey Mavis on NPR's Mountain Stage May 7, 2015

Hey Mavis News

In Cleveland May 8th!! 

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

Honey Man CD Release---SOLD OUT! 

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!)

Press Release for Honey Man 

 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 heymavismusic@gmail.com or call 330-388-5123.