Sun 2/16 @ 4:30PM
Violinist Ed Caner has played everything from classical music to show tunes to underground rock. While his day job is physics professor at Case Western Reserve University, he continues to feed his musical appetite in the Americana band Hey Mavis with his wife Laurie — and his monthly “house concerts” at Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s Hines Hill Conference Center.
For these events, he brings in a variety of special guests, drawn from his large circle of musician friends. This month he’ll feature Marti Jones and Don Dixon, whose relationship goes back to the early 80s when North Carolina-based producer Don Dixon (Smithereens, Marshall Crenshaw, R.E.M.) produced an EP by the band Canton native Jones fronted, new wave/pop band Color Me Gone. They got married and settled down in Canton.
Color Me Gone was short-lived, but Jones and Dixon are still going strong. Dixon continued making music while Jones she has grown a new career as a painter. They’ve put out many wonderful albums over the years, infusing their pop sensibilities with an edge of wit. . With their vast repertoire of memorable pop tunes (both are terrific songwriters), their perfectly meshing harmonies and their knack for entertaining onstage banter, their occasional shows in this area are always worth catching. With Caner adding his musical contributions, it should be a special afternoon.
Tickets are $25, $20 for Conservancy members.