Hey Mavis

Hey MavisBiography

Legendary producer Don Dixon (REM, Red Clay Ramblers, Smithereens) “discovered” Hey Mavis after they were featured on a 2009 Christmas compilation. Four months later, Dixon produced their debut CD, Red Wine.

Hey Mavis crosses the genres of Americana, Texas Two-step, Bluegrass, Folk, and Art Rock, with a unique blend of sweet vocal harmonies, banjo, upright bass, and over-the-top fiddle and viola solos. In their songwriting, the trio finds the fine threads within stories of all types–from the fantastic to everyday–and weaves them into musical journeys.

Hey Mavis is Laurie Michelle Caner (lead songwriter, vocals, and banjo), Sarah Benn (songwriter, vocals, and bass), and Eddie Caner (viola profunda, fiddle and vocals). Laurie and Sarah both have extensive experience as members of the all-women vocal harmony group The Rhondas. Ed has toured and performed all over the globe as sideman and soloist with over 25 major artists, including Smokey Robinson, Page and Plant, Luciano Pavarotti, Natalie Cole, and more.


Red Wine (Laurie lead vocal) – Everyone seems to dance to this song. (Everyone!)
New Seattle (Sarah lead) – According to a cab driver in NYC, Spin Magazine thinks that Akron is the new Seattle.
Red Light (Laurie lead) – Don Dixon’s favorite.