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    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

Indie Roots Band, The Pines, Take the Stage at Happy Days Lodge

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Date: April 22, 2013
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, CVNP, 440-546-5995, 440-343-7355 (cell),
Contact: Jared Slanina, Conservancy, 330-657-2909 ext. 109

Photo of The Pines by Darin Back.
Photo by Darin Back

Brecksville, Ohio - The Pines, an indie roots quartet known for their hip and haunting sound take to the stage at Happy Days Lodge as part of the Cuyahoga Valley Heritage Series. The show begins at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2013 in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP). Doors open at 7 p.m. The group's performance is presented by the National Park Service and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, celebrating the cultural legacy of the Cuyahoga Valley. This series is made possible thanks to the generous support of 89.7 FM (WKSU), Cable 9 Television, Courtyard by Marriott of Akron/Stow, the Lloyd L. and Louise K. Smith Foundation, and Time Warner Cable.

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. All students with a current id will be admitted for the special $12 price.

Founded by Iowa natives David Huckfelt and Benson Ramsey, indie-roots band The Pines met in Arizona, where they both lived in a Mexican barrio and first began playing together. After forming the group, they returned to the Midwest, moving to Minneapolis, a city that has launched many folk and rock acts from Bob Dylan to The Replacements to The Jayhawks. Like these Twin Cities legends, The Pines weave together many musical styles to create their own unique sound that is hip and haunting.

Benson was reared on folk and blues music and those influences continue to shine through. Huckfelt shares Benson's deep love for traditional music, and together the two craft songs that evoke the ancient, while incorporating newer rock and pop grooves. Both are strong writers, singers, and instrumentalists and have distinct voices that complement each other, causing audiences and critics alike to tout them as a powerful young force in American roots music.

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 call 330-657-2752.

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