In their songwriting, the trio finds the fine threads within stories of all types--from the fantastic to everyday--and weaves them into musical journeys. This is HM's first CD. It was produced by the incredible Don Dixon, who produced records by REM, The Red Clay Ramblers and the Smithereens. Hey Mavis is Laurie Michelle Caner (lead songwriter, vocals, and banjo), Sarah Benn (songwriter, vocals, and bass), and Eddie Caner (viola profunda, fiddle and vocals). Laurie and Sarah both have extensive experience as members of the all-women vocal harmony group The Rhondas. Ed has toured and performed all over the globe as sideman and soloist with over 25 major artists, including Smokey Robinson, Page and Plant, Luciano Pavarotti, Natalie Cole, Guster, Wayne Newton, Michael Stanley and the New Barleycorn. Hey Mavis was formed in 2008 as part of the Artist-In-Residence program in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. This two-year appointment has enabled the group to hone their skills as prolific songwriters and performers-especially in a way that connects with communities. Some examples include a concert with the Akron Firestone High School Orchestra (orchestrations by Hey Mavis), a project highlighting the history of the Ohio & Erie Canal (listen to the song 'Johnnycake Lock' on heymavis.com); a community songwriting project with the Cuyahoga Valley - ('Cuyahoga Calico' on heymavis.com), a community songwriting project with First Night Akron ('First Night Song' on heymavis.com), and a community songwriting project with Lakeside, Ohio ('Lakeside, Lakeside').