Great Northern Ohio Americana band Hey Mavis is headed to town to participate in UC Blue Ash’s “Rhythm ‘n’ Blue Ash” series this weekend, just ahead of the release of its new album What I Did. The group is led by the magnetic vocals, banjo and songwriting of frontperson Laurie Michelle Caner, who is joined by her well-traveled husband Eddie Caner on violin (he has played with everyone from Jimmy Page & Robert Plant to Luciano Pavarotti) and dynamic bassist Bryan Thomas. For its current tour, the band is also joined by drummer Anthony Taddeo and singer/guitarist/bassist Kevin Johnson. Hey Mavis’ music is a sublime mix of various American Roots forms, incorporating elements of Folk, Bluegrass, Jazz and Rock & Roll to create a dynamic sound buoyed by strong, memorable melodies and superb musicianship.
8 p.m. Saturday. $15; $20 door. UC Blue Ash, Muntz Hall,
9555 Plainfield Road, Blue Ash, ucblueash.edu.