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Facts About Trails I would like to correct some misinformation provided in Kristi Kates’ article about the Shore-to-Shore Trail in your April 18 issue. The Shore-to-Shore Trail is not the longest continuous trail in the Lower Peninsula. That honor belongs to the North Country Trail (NCT), which stretches for over 400 miles in the Lower Peninsula. In fact, 100 miles of the NCT is within a 30-minute drive of Traverse City, and is maintained by the Grand Traverse Hiking Club...

North Korea Is Bluffing I eagerly read Jack Segal’s columns and attend his lectures whenever possible. However, I think his April 24th column falls into an all too common trap. He casually refers to a nuclear-armed North Korea when there is no proof whatever that North Korea has any such weapons. Sure, they have set off some underground explosions but so what? Tonga could do that. Every nuclear-armed country on Earth has carried out at least one aboveground test, just to prove they could do it if for no other reason. All we have is North Korea’s word for their supposed capabilities, which is no proof at all...

Double Dipping? In Greg Shy’s recent letter, he indicated that his Social Security benefit was being unfairly reduced simply due to the fact that he worked for the government. Somehow I think something is missing here. As I read it this law is only for those who worked for the government and are getting a pension from us generous taxpayers. Now Greg wants his pension and he also wants a full measure of Social Security benefits even though he did not pay into Social Security...

Critical Thinking Needed Our media gives ample coverage to some presidential candidates calling each other a liar and a sleaze bag. While entertaining to some, this certainly should lower one’s respect for either candidate. This race to the bottom comes as no surprise given their lack of respect for the rigors of critical thinking. The world’s esteemed scientists take great steps to preserve the integrity of their findings. Not only are their findings peer reviewed by fellow experts in their specialty, whenever possible the findings are cross-checked by independent studies...

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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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