Laurie Michelle Caner lives her songs every time she sings them. Her banjo playing is an original style of curious origin, and serves as a strong yet ethereal foundation for her lyrics. Her band Hey Mavis released their second album to a sold-out crowd in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in February 2013. Tracks are getting airplay in London, the Netherlands, and across the US. If you are unfamiliar with the music of Hey Mavis, they welcome you to enter their world of “Appalachian Americana”. With banjo, fiddle, upright bass, guitar, kick drum and harmonica, they easily move from a softly orchestrated lullaby to a raw and raucous love song.