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Letters 05-23-2016

Examine The Priorities Are you disgusted about closing schools, crumbling roads and bridges, and cuts everywhere? Investigate funding priorities of legislators. In 1985 at the request of President Reagan, Grover Norquist founded Americans for Tax Reform (ATR). For 30 years Norquist asked every federal and state candidate and incumbent to sign the pledge to vote against any increase in taxes. The cost of living has risen significantly since 1985; think houses, cars, health care, college, etc...

Make TC A Community For Children Let’s be that town that invests in children actively getting themselves to school in all of our neighborhoods. Let’s be that town that supports active, healthy, ready-to-learn children in all of our neighborhoods...

Where Are Real Christian Politicians? As a practicing Christian, I was very disappointed with the Rev. Dr. William C. Myers statements concerning the current presidential primaries (May 8). Instead of using the opportunity to share the message of Christ, he focused on Old Testament prophecies. Christ gave us a new commandment: to love one another...

Not A Great Plant Pick As outreach specialist for the Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network and a citizen concerned about the health of our region’s natural areas, I was disappointed by the recent “Listen to the Local Experts” feature. When asked for their “best native plant pick,” three of the four garden centers referenced non-native plants including myrtle, which is incredibly invasive...

Truth About Plants Your feature, “listen to the local experts” contains an error that is not helpful for the birds and butterflies that try to live in northwest Michigan. Myrtle is not a native plant. The plant is also known as vinca and periwinkle...

Ask the Real Plant Experts This letter is written to express my serious concern about a recent “Listen To Your Local Experts” article where local nurseries suggested their favorite native plant. Three of the four suggested non-native plants and one suggested is an invasive and cause of serious damage to Michigan native plants in the woods. The article is both sad and alarming...

My Plant Picks In last week’s featured article “Listen to the Local Experts,” I was shocked at the responses from the local “experts” to the question about best native plant pick. Of the four “experts” two were completely wrong and one acknowledged that their pick, gingko tree, was from East Asia, only one responded with an excellent native plant, the serviceberry tree...

NOTE: Thank you to TC-based Eagle Eye Drone Service for the cover photo, taken high over Sixth Street in Traverse City.

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Cavo

Rick Coates - August 16th, 2010
Champagne days for Cavo
By Rick Coates
Modern rockers Cavo return to Traverse City this Wednesday to Ground
Zero Nightclub but this time it will be a little different from their
previous stops.
“We will be headlining, we just started our first headlining tour,”
said Casey Walker frontman for Cavo. “We have been to Traverse City a
couple times before as an opening act and we were there in the spring
and heck, I don’t even remember who we opened for, we have been out
doing so many tours.”
For Walker and his bandmates the last couple of years have been a
whirlwind, with a number one hit “Champagne,” and the release of their
debut CD “Bright Nights Dark Days.” Add in non-stop touring opening
for Daughtry, Puddle of Mudd, along with the Cruefest among others,
and Cavo has had little time to catch their breath; but they are not
complaining.
“It has been great, we have been working for nine years to get to this
point,” said Walker. “I have been singing since I was a kid and
writing songs and singing with a rock band is all I have wanted to
do.”
Cavo is more than ready for their headline tour.
“We enjoyed being an opening act and learned a lot from the bands we
opened for,” said Walker. “But the bottom line is when you open for
someone else, everyone is there for the headliner. Now we are in that
role and it feels good to be able to play a full set and now that the
crowd is out there to see us.”

ST. LOUIS ROOTS
Cavo formed when Walker met up with guitarist Chris Hobbs and drummer
Chad La Roy at a St. Louis recording studio.
“I was going to this studio and I kept noticing these guys in the
studio recording without a singer,” said Walker. “So I asked what was
up with that and was told they didn’t have a singer. So I offered
because I liked what I was hearing. I added some lyrics to one of
their songs and they liked it. Funny though, they said, ‘Let’s go out
to dinner -- we want to hire you.’ They took me to Taco Bell and stuck
me with the tab.”
Walker credits the easygoing nature of his bandmates as a big part of
their success.
“We all contribute to the songwriting process. Every band has their
approach to songwriting and often one member or two are the dominant
songwriters, but not in our case. I think the fact that we all
contribute to every song gives each of us a sense of ownership when we
are on stage performing.”
Cavo is planing on heading back into the studio soon.
“We are talking about extending the tour through the year,” said
Walker. “After that, we plan to head back into the studio. We are
working on new songs during soundcheck and when we feel one is ready,
we break it out that night.”
Success has been validation for their perseverance.
“It is validation — like somebody telling you that what you’ve been
focusing on your whole life wasn’t a waste of time,” said Walker.
“People would ask me, ‘How long are you going to keep playing in this
band; when are you going to quit this hobby?’ Being in a band isn’t a
hobby, it’s really hard work. But when it works, and you’re out there
playing music with your best friends, it’s the best job ever.”

Cavo will perform Wednesday night August 18 at Ground Zero Nightclub
in Traverse City. Tickets are available at
www.groundzeroonline.com or by calling the box office at 231-932-1300.


 
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