In the third grade, Keith Cross took up the violin to impress a girl who also played. was going to be the one to get her attention,” he said, laughing. “My mother asked me if I wanted to learn how to play an instrument and I said ‘Yes, the violin!’ ”
Harrison Zoldan handles the sometimes bizarre requests that touring performers make as part of his job with Pulse Entertainment—a company he founded as a teenager that brings concerts to venues in Canton and elsewhere in the Midwest.
Music is in Tom Pylinski’s bones. The principal trombonist for the Canton Symphony Orchestra first picked up the instrument in the fourth grade, following in his brother, also a trombone player’s, footsteps.
White Buffalo Woman began, as so many bands do, with friends making noise in a basement. Joe Wales had a drum kit in the basement of his family’s funeral home in downtown Minerva, and his friend Adam Murphy would come over with his guitar.