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Americana Band Opens Fall Heritage Concert Series in National Park

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Date: August 30, 2011
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995
Contact: Ralph Davila,, 330-657-2909 ext. 109

Brecksville, Ohio - The Americana band Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers will take the stage at 8 p.m. on Friday, September 9, 2011 at Happy Days Lodge in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP). Doors open at 7 p.m. The concert is a part of the Cuyahoga Valley Heritage Series, presented by the National Park Service and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, celebrating the cultural legacy of the Cuyahoga Valley. The series is sponsored by Courtyard Marriott-Akron/Stow, 89.7 WKSU, Lloyd L. & Louise K. Smith Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, and Cable 9.

Admission is $17 adults, $12 Conservancy members, and $5 children ages 3 - 12. General seating. Advance sales are available until 3 p.m. on Friday for that weekend's show by calling 330-657-2909 or stopping at Park Place in Peninsula, located at 1593 Main Street, in Peninsula 44264. You can create your own subscription series-enjoy three great Cuyahoga Valley Heritage Series concerts for one low price! No cash refunds, but tickets may be exchanged up to 10 days before the concert. Series prices: $45 adults, $30 Conservancy members, and $15 children ages 3 - 12.

Whether nailing an upbeat honky-tonk tune or a slow, sad story-song, Zoe Muth's music is honest and familiar, you'll wonder why you haven't heard it yet. Her self-titled, self-released debut won attention not only from her hometown of Seattle, but it also earned praise from the worldwide press. Modern Acoustic magazine called Zoe Muth 2010's "New Artist of the Year." With Muth's follow-up CD, Starlight Hotel, you can almost feel the wheels turning under the pickup truck. Picture an old country road, flat land on both sides, and a whole lot of nothing out the window. The mood of the music, and Muth's narrative lyrics, captures a stark honesty that recalls some of the finest country classics.

A spotlight should rest on Muth's strikingly honest vocal delivery and unpretentious, poetic lyrics. But, one can't overlook her band-The Lost High Rollers (Harmonson on pedal steel, electric guitar, and dobro; Greg Nies on drums and keys; Mike McDermott on bass; and Ethan Lawton on mandolin).

Happy Days Lodge, located at 500 West Streetsboro Road (State Route 303) in Peninsula 44264, 1 mile west of State Route 8, is a restored Civilian Conservation Corps structure that provides a rustic ambiance for folk and traditional concerts, theater, lectures, and special event rentals. For more information on rentals, call the Conservancy at 330-657-2909 ext. 119.

The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a nonprofit organization created to engage public support for the park and provide services to enhance public use and enjoyment of the park. For more information about the Conservancy and its membership program, visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org or call 330-657-2909.

CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva or www.dayinthevalley.com or call 330-657-2752 or 800-257-9477.

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Did You Know?

Image courtesy of Cleveland Museum of Natural History

American Indians in the Cuyahoga Valley were influenced by the Hopewell Culture, which created large mound complexes in central Ohio from 100 B.C. – A.D. 500? In the Cuyahoga Valley, American Indians built small mounds rather than large ceremonial centers.