Take a listen to Steve Madewell
's new CD, Rivers and Trails
, and his day job as deputy director for the Lake Metroparks system comes through. The disc pays homage to the great outdoors, with songs like the fly-fishing ode "Spawn Till You Die" and "The Stillwater Rag," which is about a river near Madewell's boyhood home outside Dayton. "It's a tribute to hiking, canoeing, and girls," he says. "Every kid needs a river like that."
Fellow folkie and friend Alex Bevan is a fan. After he heard the album, he was ready to grab a pole and head to the nearest fishing hole. "It makes me want to dust off my waders and see what I've been missing," says Bevan.
Thu., April 20, 8:30 p.m.