Northcoast Americana band “Hey Mavis” was formed as part of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park artist-in-residence program. Producer Don Dixon (REM/Smithereens/Red Clay Ramblers) “discovered” the group on a Christmas compilation CD and went on to produce their first two albums, both of which hit the top 10 on the national Folk DJ-L radio charts and amassed favorable reviews across the globe. Their third release, produced by Yonder Mountain’s Adam Aijala, achieved similar success and broadened Hey Mavis’s fan base even further.
Hey Mavis’s latest project, Silver Ribbon Dream—Songs & Stories of the Ohio & Erie Canal, is a book/CD of original songs and illustrations funded by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in collaboration with nationally-acclaimed artist Leandra Drumm. Reviews have ranged from “unconventionally beautiful” to “startlingly original.” Hey Mavis has scheduled performances in cities throughout the Midwest through 2020, including appearances with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra and the Tuscarawas Philharmonic.
Hey Mavis has appeared on NPR’s Mountain Stage, NPR’s Whad’ya Know?, PBS’s Applause and PBS’s Songs from the Center. The group has performed standing-room-only shows at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival as well as nine consecutive sell-out concerts in their hometown of Akron Ohio. In 2018, Melissa Etheridge hand-picked Hey Mavis to be one of the headliners for her music cruise.
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