Western Reserve Folk Arts Association

Alex Bevan and Friends

All Ages
Saturday, December 02
Doors: 6:30pm
Alex Bevan will return to the Kent Stage to wander through a list of songs
spanning the years from 1971 to 2023! The first set will be primarily
acoustic visiting the Springboard, Grand River and Watersongs catalog to
be followed by a long ensemble set. Joining Alex will be a time tested trio
of friends to flesh out the music from the new release “Sparrow” as well as
of favorites with a “band” flavor. Dave Young will handle the keyboards,
Leonard DiCosimo will be on bass and Tommy Dobeck will be tapping on
the drums…. Perhaps there will be a guest or two dropping in… we shall
If the name Alex Bevan means anything to you.. it probably begins with the
song “Skinny”… the 1976 Summer Anthem that filled the airwaves of radio
station WMMS and brought the Cleveland folksinger’s career into sharp
focus “back in the day”.
Perhaps too, it might conjure the melody of “The Grand River Lullaby”,
Hearkening back to lost years of innocence and first love in a simpler and
more romantic time… a time when the Woodstock Generation found it’s
rhythm in the album oriented rock infused soundtracks that still echo in the
rivulets and streams of Spotify and iTunes music delivery systems.
Alex Bevan has been picking up his guitar and going to perform for
audiences for over fifty, yes…fifty years… singing primarily songs of his
own crafting and supported mostly by his deft guitar picking and agile
improvisational wit…. In short… he is a troubadour of the journeyman class
who brings a fresh perspective and unabashed enthusiasm for storytelling
to each and every member of the the audience he interacts with. A truly
analog entertainer for a digital time!