Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Washington D.C. Run Gets Off To A Soulful Start [Full Audio/Video]

first_imgAfter a blistering performance in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on Thursday night, Tedeschi Trucks Band fully locked into the current leg of their winter tour with the first of four performances at the Warner Theatre. (The band will return to the Washington, DC venue tonight, on Saturday, February 1oth, as well as next weekend on February 16th and 17th following a quick two-night detour to Red Bank, NJ’s Count Basie Theatre on the 13th and 14th.) Marketed as an “Evening With TTB,” the twelve-piece ensemble led by Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks played two sets, as well as a cover-heavy two-song encore featuring classic tunes by Tom Petty and Joe Cocker.After opening words by Susan, Derek Trucks Band’s “Don’t Let Me Slide” offered an energetic start to the show with its heavy opening guitar riffs and Tedeschi’s heartfelt and powerful vocals. “Laugh About It”, off the group’s 2016 Let Me Get By, came next, which saw Trucks open the tune with a transcendent bluesy guitar solo. Following a take on Leonard Cohen’s “Bird On The Wire”, during which Kofi Burbridge stood out with his ornamental offerings on the keys, Tedeschi Trucks Band picked up the pace with the feel-good original “Part Of Me” and Elmore James’ slinky “The Sky Is Crying”. To close out the first frame, following the Mike Mattison-sung original “Crying Over You” and a take on Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right”, a drum solo highlighting the band’s drummers J. J. Johnson and Tyler Greenwell led into “Let Me Get By”.Moving into the second frame of the evening, Tedeschi Trucks Band offered up a cover of the beloved classic “Statesboro Blues”. Three originals—”Don’t Know What It Means”, “Midnight In Harlem”, and “Just As Strange”, which spanned the group’s catalog from 2011’s Revelator to their most recent studio album, Let Me Get By—came next and accounted for a large portion of set two. As the band began to wind down the performance, they performed a cover of St. Louis Jimmy Oden’s “Goin’ Down Slow” ahead of the relatively new original “Shame”, which made its debut last summer and is expected to make an appearance of the band’s forthcoming new studio album, and the set-closing rendition of Billy Taylor’s “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free”.For the encore, the group first offered up a cover of Tom Petty’s “You Don’t Know How It Feels”—a number the group has regularly worked into their setlist rotation since Petty’s tragic death in early October of last year—followed by a rendition of the group’s frequent cover of Joe Cocker’s “Space Captain”.“You Don’t Know How It Feels” & “Space Captain”[Video: edtyre1]Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Warner Theatre | Washington, DC | 2/9/2018Set One: Don’t Let Me Slide, Laugh About It, Bird On A Wire, Part Of Me, The Sky Is Crying, Crying Over You, Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright, Drum Solo > Let Me Get BySet Two: Statesboro Blues, Don’t Know What It Means, Midnight In Harlem, Just As Strange, Goin’ Down Slow, Shame, I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be FreeEncore: You Don’t Know How It Feels, Space Captain [Audio: edtyre2][Cover Photo: Josh Brick via DC Music Review]last_img read more

CSJ receives $33,000 grant from the McClure Foundation

first_imgThe College of St. Joseph in Rutland, VT, is pleased to announce that the J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Vermont Community Foundation, has presented the college with a grant for $33,000 to support its STEPS Program. STEPS (Students Taking an Effective Path to Success) is a program designed to assist young people in foster care with the transition to college. The program, now in its third year, is the first of its kind in the state of Vermont.College president Frank G. Miglorie and the CSJ community express gratitude for the generosity of the J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation through their contribution to the STEPS program. The J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation provided financial assistance to the college when it launched the STEPS program in 2008. The continued generosity of the Foundation has enabled the program’s great success at CSJ, which has helped students find the means to pursue higher education through STEPS. Soruce: CSJ. 10.21.2010last_img read more

People’s United announces final results in merger consideration for Danvers Bancorp

first_imgPeople’s United Bank,People’s United Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBCT) today announced the merger consideration to be received by Danvers shareholders in People’s United’s acquisition of Danvers Bancorp, Inc.People’s United and Danvers Bancorp also today announced that their proposed merger was approved by the Office of the Massachusetts Commissioner of Banks and the MassachusettsBoard of Bank Incorporation on June 27, 2011.  The transaction was previously approved by Danvers Bancorp shareholders on May 13 and by the Office of Thrift Supervision on May 16. The closing of the merger is expected to occur on June 30, 2011. Based on final election results and applying the proration provisions set forth in the merger agreement, Danvers shareholders will receive the following merger consideration:Danvers shareholders will receive 1.624 shares of People’s United common stock for each Danvers share for which they made a valid stock election;Danvers shareholders who expressed no preference or who did not make a valid election will receive 1.624 shares of People’s United common stock for each Danvers share held by them; andFor Danvers shareholders who made a valid cash election, approximately 55.3% of the Danvers shares held by such persons will be exchanged for cash and the balance of the Danvers shares held by such persons will be exchanged for People’s United common stock, at the rate of $23 for each Danvers share exchanged for cash, and 1.624 shares of People’s United common stock for each Danvers share exchanged for stock.Under the merger agreement, fractional shares of People’s United common stock will not be issued. Instead, Danvers shareholders will receive cash based on the closing price of People’s United common stock on June 29, 2011 which will be the last trading day prior to the closing of the merger.Of the 20,686,592 shares of Danvers common stock outstanding immediately prior to the closing of the merger:2,036,686 shares, or 9.8%, elected to receive People’s United common stock;16,863,737 shares, or 81.5%, elected to receive cash; and1,786,169 shares, or 8.6%, did not make a valid election or did not express a preference.The total consideration paid by People’s United will be comprised of approximately 18.5 million shares of common stock and $214.5 million in cash.People’s United Financial, a diversified financial services company with $25 billion in assets, provides commercial banking, retail and business banking, and wealth management services through a network of 341 branches in Connecticut, Vermont, New York, New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts. Through its subsidiaries, People’s United Financial provides equipment financing, asset management, brokerage and financial advisory services, and insurance services. SOURCE People’s United Financial, Inc. BRIDGEPORT, Conn., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ —last_img read more

Have millennials changed referral marketing?

first_imgAsk any marketer which demographic is most sought after by their brand and more often than not, you will receive the answer “Millennials”. For any business or company, acquiring Millennials as new customers could have a significant impact on their revenue and economics. Millennials, relatively recent departures from their family nest, are on the lookout for the brands, companies and organizations that are going to be large and stable influencers in their independent adult life, which translates as a potential goldmine for marketers.In the ecommerce space, the power of Millennials has long been known. Not only are Millennials more likely than other demographics to shop online, they also have the highest yearly spend on online purchases. Sales are obviously an indicator of a successful business but they generally don’t just happen unaided. Brands rely on advertising and marketing to sell their products and referral marketing consistently proves to be the most effective of all marketing channels. Over the past ten to fifteen years, the world has changed quickly and, in some areas, drastically. Millennials have been behind many of these alterations and disruptions: from perceived notions of what education, jobs and careers should be to how we use technology and, of course, the marketing and retail industries. So, have Millennials left their mark on referral marketing too and what effect has this had on ecommerce?Millennials: Online Referral ChampionsRewardStream recently conducted some consumer surveys to get a sense of how people engage with referrals and how important reviews and referrals are to people. It isn’t too surprising that the age group most likely to have taken to the internet to share their views on a product or a service is the 18 to 34 bracket, the grouping loosely used to define Millennials. We asked those surveyed: continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more