“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.
“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.