The forecast just keeps looking brighter for the Ohio Weather Band. The young Alliance-based group has been collecting critical praise for its self-titled debut album, released in early April.
"This is our hometown, and we’re very happy to be playing Taste of Canton,” said Benjamin Payne, lead singer of Yankee Bravo. The 3-year-old group is growing its reputation for playing a folksy blend of music at 30 to 40 area gigs a year.
The band formally known as Promise Me Scarlet is at its pivotal left turn. What began as alternative has now become power pop/country. The band led by Canton’s Kenny Bauer is now called Wylde Vine.
“Hopefully what draws people to Come Wind is a shared experience. Anytime you create something, whether it’s musical or otherwise, you put yourself out there. You take a part of you, you take an idea you resonate with or you take a feeling you’ve had and you try to put it into some form that others can identify with."
There’s nothing like an anthem from Journey to kick off a night out—unless it’s a live set of serious musical talent. These Stark County venues regularly substitute live gigs by local and visiting acts for self-proclaimed jukebox heroes.
Nick and Josh Brewer, brothers and big music fans, own and operate the Auricle Club in downtown Canton, which showcases national headliners and fresh local bands. Here, Nick talks about the place.