For those that have followed the indelible career of multi-cultural musician, Kent’s very own Mike Hovancsek, we surely anticipate listening to something entrenched in the unknown, and possibly the insecure, as if dropped off into secluded, crepuscular woods and challenged to find our own way through.
Cleveland based Indie folk-hop duo the Baker’s Basement unveils a video tapestry of silhouetted human figures and obscured memories in the spirit of their newest single “Words I Need to Say.” The music video, created by members Kate Dedinsky and Adam Grindler, harnesses the joy and anguish of revisiting episodes and relationships of one’s past, all presented on a single backlit stage of silhouetted human figures and obscured motion.
Jeff St. Clair
MYSTERY, MUSIC, AND MAGIC were the ingredients of the first Light Up Lantern Festival in Akron. That’s where Hey Mavis singer and songwriter Laurie Michelle Caner first met Leandra Drumm, who organized the seminal celebration of the arts in 2009. Caner became enamored with Drumm’s whimsical style which infused the event, while Drumm fell in love with the band’s free-flowing folk sound.
One of my earliest memories is being with my mother and two brothers driving to a performance my dad, Pete Selvaggio, was doing. When we got there, I just remember meeting this older musician and not understanding who this person was or any of the historical significance of that. At the time, my dad was finishing up being out on the road with the Guy Lombardo Orchestra, and I believe this was one of the last gigs he was doing with the band before Guy Lombardo passed.