About  

Cane River Media was founded by Herbert Metoyer in the year 2000 following his retirement from General Motors where he worked as a Test Engineer in their Body Test Laboratories. He has a BS Degree from Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA. . He is also a retired military officer and helicopter pilot.   He is a founding member of the Detroit Writer's Guild, a non-profit Literary Organization devoted to improving literacy and the training of potential African-American poets and authors. He devoted 16 years of community service in this organization where he served as a Creative Writing Instructor, Senior Editor, Executive Editor, Chairman of the Board, and Executive Director.

    Herb is also an excellent artist and is the person who designed a majority of the book covers published by the Guild. Herb is a published poet, author, songwriter and design artist. In 1994, his story, "The Awakening of Hanna Lee" won top honors in "The Metro-Times" all state short fiction contest. He is also the author the book "Short Story Basics" published by the Guild. He was also instrumental in publishing the award winning "Paradise Valley Days," a photo album poetry book that chronicled a slice of Detroit's Black History. His efforts launched a new era of awareness of the city's history and prompted museums and other civic organizations to initiate similar undertakings.

     Herb is an accomplished composer and experiments with all music genres. And although he has composed a number of jazz songs, his favorite medium is Folk. You might say that he is a musically enhanced "Storyteller" & "Poet." He performs utilizing both the guitar and synthesizer, sometimes playing the tambourine with his foot. His vinyl album recorded in 1965 by VerveFolkways entitled "Something New," has become a classic folk album that has been selling on ebay as a collector's item.  One of Herb's most prized accomplishments, however, is the fact that one of his songs "Mother, Fools are A Long Line Coming" is "on the moon" in the Time Capsule. It was recorded by Fred Neil on his "Sessions' album by Capitol. This was the album selected to be encased in the time capsule.

    Cane River Media is a full service company offering Web Hosting and Design to include E-Stores, audio, video and database applications. One of its primary goals is to offer affordable hosting services for poets and authors with a limited budget. Our "Friendly Links" page lists a few of the sites we have designed. We can custom design a site for you.

    Recently, Hermes Metoyer (Herb's son) joined the company to assist in its management and operations. He is an expert programmer and applications specialist. If you need any of the services we provide, please give us an opportunity to be your web hosting provider.