Most Interesting People 2012: Joel Elvery & Lynn Phares

Joel Elvery & Lynn Phares

House concert hosts, 38 & 47

/ Why they’re interesting / Elvery and Phares have hosted seven concerts in their Ohio City house after moving to Cleveland from Washington, D.C., in 2007. About 35 people regularly attend the concerts that feature roots Americana musicians from outside the area. Most recently, Chicago-based band The Spares and folk musician Putnam Smith played to invitation-only audiences. “We really want to bring in musicians who wouldn’t ordinarily come to Cleveland to a venue that is pretty different from their other options in the city,” says Phares.

Lynn Phares

Joel Elvery

Interesting Couple

What intrigues them about each other

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