Since our last email Canton Records has taken off running! We've put out a bunch of releases, organized a ton of shows, and are gearing up to send a few bands on tour.
The biggest news is that we received a grant from ArtsinStark, the Stark County Arts Council, which will help us revamp this label originally started in 1950 by Chuck Secrest and Arlie Kinkade. Buzzbin Magazine, the Northeast Ohio Arts & Entertainment Magazine, has matched the grant to get this thing rolling quickly. We've just installed this banner in downtown Canton on the corner of 4th & Cleveland Ave NW to pay tribute to some of the acts that we're around in the 50s when Canton was THE hotbed for Country & Western Music and the Canton Auditorium was home to national Country stars.
If we didn't say it before a HUGE THANK YOU goes out to ArtsinStark & Buzzbin from all the bands on the label.
Remember to check out the Canton Records website at www.KeepingitCanton.com