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Valley House Concert Series Highlights Local Talent

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Date: November 10, 2010

Ed Caner
Courtesy of Star Tribune

Cuyahoga Valley National Park News Release
For Immediate Release – Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mary Pat Doorley, CVNP, (440) 546-5995, (440) 343-7355 (cell), or mary_pat_doorley@nps.gov

Valley House Concert Series Highlights Local Talent
Series features local violinist as musician and emcee

Brecksville, Ohio – On Sunday, November 21, 2010, Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) hosts its monthly house concert featuring former CVNP Artist-in-Residence Ed Caner who serves as both musician and host. The series, which occurs once a month through May, will highlight local guest performers and different styles of music in the intimate setting of a restored bank barn on the Hines Hill Campus. Concerts start at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission: $8 adults, $6 CVNPA members. Advance sales are available by calling (330) 657-2909. Seating is limited. Facility is not wheelchair accessible. For updated ticket availability information, call the Cultural Arts Hotline at (330) 650-4636, ext. 228. The hotline is updated at 2 p.m. the day of every concert and is intended to inform callers of sold-out events or weather-related cancellations. Note: Start time was incorrectly released as 8:00 p.m. in earlier publications. Correct start time is 7:00 p.m.

Violinist/Fiddler Ed Caner has been labeled by the Cleveland Plain Dealer as, "One of the most versatile musicians on the planet." During the past 15 years, he has performed as a sideman for over 50 major acts, including Smokey Robinson, Page and Plant, Natalie Cole, Luciano Pavarotti, Mel Torme, Ray Price, and Leftover Salmon. He served as interim Concertmaster of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra and performed as section violinist with the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Cleveland Ballet, and Cleveland Opera Orchestra. Ed has also performed over 750 shows as soloist with Michael Stanley, Wayne Newton (Las Vegas), The New Barleycorn (Ireland/USA), and the Broadway musical, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (New York/Cleveland).

Joining Ed this month is multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Bill Lestock. Bill, the creative force behind his self-named trio, is a 20-year Cleveland fireman. Many of his songs, although instrumentals, pertain to his line of work, i.e. Engine 20, Ladder #19. He also uses family experiences to write songs, such as a vacation to Mexico yielded Little Birds, and the birth of his first son inspired Little Fingers. Bill is an exceptional old-time and bluegrass musician creating new music in traditional genres. In addition to playing solo and with his trio, Bill also regularly appears with local zydeco band Mo’ Mojo.

Hines Hill Conference Center is located at 1403 W. Hines Hill Road in Peninsula 44264. This is approximately one mile east of Riverview Road.

CVNPA 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 CVNPA and its membership program, visit www.cvnpa.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) 445-9667.

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Click here for high resolution image of Ed Caner. Please credit: Courtesy Star Tribune.

 

Did You Know?

Drawing of a mule driver on the Ohio & Erie Canal.

A young James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States, worked briefly as a mule boy on the Ohio & Erie Canal, an important cultural resource within Cuyahoga Valley National Park.