Sunday, March 3, 2013

Violins for Sale: Andrew Carruthers 1994 and Damon Gray 1997


Andrew Carruthers Guarneri Model
This violin was constructed in 1994 and completed in 1995 by Andrew
Carruthers in his shop in Chicago, IL during his tenure as an
instrument maker for Bein and Fushi.  It is a Guarneri model violin,
No. 129.

Violin comes with a case and original receipt signed by Andrew Carruthers.
Asking $5,000


Violin Damon Gray 1997
Beautiful red finish, excellent condition, powerful sound.

Asking $3,000


Contact Ed Caner via email:  edcaner at gmail.com

Violin For Sale by William Townsend 2003

This violin was constructed in 2003 by William Townsend in his Austin,
Texas workshop.  The violin is Mr. Townsend’s interpretation of
Guarneri del Gesu’s LeDuc violin.  It features Mr. Townsend’s
proprietary varnish and mineral ground, designed to recreate the
ground of historical Italian violins based on scientific
investigations.

The back of this violin is of highly flamed Bosnian maple, and the
belly is of a two-piece spruce of medium-wide grain.  The color of the
varnish is brown over an amber base.  The violin label bears the name
“William Townsend” with a date of 2003 and a reference to “LEDUC” and
the number “A485”.

This is a top-of-the-line Townsend with a very rich tone and
extraordinary projecting power.  I personally enjoy the way it “rings” in the upper registers.

The violin comes with Certificate of Authenticity signed in blue ink
by William Townsend and a shaped case.

Measurements:

Body length:  357 mm
Upper bout width:  170 mm
C bout width:  115 mm
Lower bout width:  210 mm

$7,000


Contact Ed Caner edcaner at gmail.com

(Photos are on the way)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Hey Mavis CD Release Concert

Concert and reception at Happy Days Lodge in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Happy Days Lodge is located at 500 West Streetsboro Rd., Peninsula 44264. Doors open at 7pm, concert begins at 8pm. Reception and CD signing to follow concert. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased by calling 330-657-2909 ext. 100.


For more information, visit Music & Arts in the Valley - Cuyahoga Valley National Park or www.heymavis.com.


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Monday, January 7, 2013

Hey Mavis kicks up some dirt with their new CD Honey Man


For Immediate Release- January 7, 2013

Hey Mavis kicks up some dirt with their new CD Honey Man

On Saturday, February 2, 2012, Akron-based band Hey Mavis will celebrate the much-anticipated release of their second CD, Honey Man, with a concert and reception at Happy Days Lodge in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Happy Days Lodge is located at 500 West Streetsboro Rd., Peninsula 44264. Doors open at 7pm, concert begins at 8pm. Reception and CD signing to follow concert. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased by calling 330-657-2909 ext. 100.

The music of Hey Mavis can only be described as “Appalachian Americana”.  With banjo, fiddle, upright bass, guitar, kick drum and harmonica, the quartet effortlessly moves from a softly orchestrated lullaby to a raw and raucous love song.  “The songs feel soulful, they have dirt and substance,” says Hey Mavis founder Laurie Michelle Caner.  “There is a sense of being grounded and close to the earth, and we try to breathe life into everything we do.” 

After their most recent summer tour out west, during which Hey Mavis achieved notoriety as a finalist in the highly acclaimed Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest, Laurie (banjo/vocals/songwriting) and Ed Caner (fiddle/viola) started working with Cleveland songwriter/guitarist/vocalist Brent Kirby and seasoned upright bassist, Bryan Thomas.  Brent’s contributing songwriting talents create a worthy compliment to Laurie when it comes to arrangements, vocals and new songs.  Bryan’s versatile and expressive bass playing gives the band an intense groove and rhythmic flexibility.  Laurie’s heartfelt vocal delivery and banjo playing defines Hey Mavis’s sound, and Ed Caner’s wild and passionate fiddling is both virtuosic and unique.

Set to an instrumentation and impression of timeless Appalachian backwoods, the songs on Honey Man represent tales constructed around passing imagery of emotions and situations, such as relationships, the joy and labor of raising a child, hurting and heartbreak. In the title track “Honey Man”, Laurie intimately leads the listener through a Faustian “owe my soul to the devil” tale, while in “Say Hello to Paris” she sings about feeling strapped down by the responsibility of motherhood, only to realize all the beauty of the world lies in the children dancing ‘round her feet.  Kirby’s “Let The Water Do the Work” has an upbeat revivalist message of “release and find your peace”.  The songs on Honey Man seem to lead us on a journey through the complex emotions of adult life, where one can only end up where they began, in a place where the simplicity of love always wins.

Honey Man is produced by the legendary Don Dixon (REM, Red Clay Ramblers, Smithereens), who also produced their first CD. Red Wine. When speaking of the new CD, Don said, “Wrapped in original songs whose styles range from old timey to jazzy to blistering alt rock, Laurie's voice turns from cold steel to melted butter in the time it takes your heart to break."


For more information on Hey Mavis and their new CD, Honey Man, visit www.heymavis.com email heymavismusic@gmail.com or call 330-388-5123.


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Hey Mavis CD Presale "Kickstart"

Presale of signed copies now available on the Hey Mavis website...please support them in the final stretch of their Honey Man CD production!  heymavis.com



Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Now Accepting Fiddle Students

Howdy, Folks,

After a three year break & some mild cajoling, I am happy to again offer fiddle lessons to interested parties who have some experience on the instrument.  I have studios in both Akron (Highland Square) and Cleveland (University Circle near Case Western Reserve University).  I generally offer 45 minute private lessons or 60 to 90 minutes for small groups.  Styles include Appalachian, Bluegrass, Celtic, and Swing.


If you found this post via search engine and would like to know more about me, please visit extremeviolin.com for bio and contact information.


Cheers!


Eddie


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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Stove designed by US national lab improves lives in Darfur


Stove designed by US national lab improves lives in Darfur

Article by David Kramer
June 2012, page 26
In cutting the wood fuel requirement in half, the stove also reduces Darfuri women’s exposure to violence.