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

What you can learn from Harvey Weinstein

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr As you’re drinking your morning coffee, looking out over your staff and wondering how to squeeze a few more basis points of profit out of your credit union, it may seem like you don’t have much to learn from the downfall of The Weinstein Company, but that’s wrong. This is one of the watershed moments in sexual harassment law, much like the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas testimony that lead to an infusion of female politicians and an increased emphasis on sexual harassment litigation.The downfall of Weinstein and top executives at Fox News demonstrates that an environment that lets sexual harassment fester and go unchecked has the ability to take down a company. As a result, here are some key takeaways for Board Directors and top Executives: continue reading »last_img read more

NCUA board passes appraisals rule, receives MERIT briefing

first_imgThe NCUA board passed a final real estate appraisals rule, approved an exemption from the Bank Secrecy Act’s Customer Identification Program and heard a briefing on the new MERIT Examination system at its Thursday meeting.The appraisals final rule adopts the interim final rule approved by the board in June without change. It  defers the requirement to obtain an appraisal or written estimate of market value for up to 120 days following the closing of certain residential and commercial real estate transactions, excluding transactions for acquisition, development and construction of real estate.It will be effective as soon as it is published in the Federal Register and remain in effect through Dec. 31.CIP ExemptionThe board also authorized an order granting an exemption from the BSA CIP requirements for certain loans to facilitate purchases of property and casualty insurance policies. This is a joint order together with the other federal financial regulators expanding a related order issued in September 2018. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Paul Lock takes charge as Ellsworth boys’ soccer coach

first_imgELLSWORTH — Paul Lock isn’t afraid to be unconventional, and the Ellsworth boys’ soccer team knows it.It was late in the afternoon, and Lock was watching his team conclude its daily practice. After about 10 minutes, he hatched an idea — an unorthodox one, perhaps, but one that would test the Eagles’ sense of preparation.As the team went through three-on-three drills, Lock began to gather stray soccer balls the team had used earlier in practice. After he had gathered about 10 balls into a pile, he started throwing them onto field one by one.“Go!” Lock shouted. “Everybody go!”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textHis players looked confused for a brief moment, but they quickly improvised. Just as the Eagles had done in three-on-three drills before, they focused on gaining possession and dribbling past one another.“That’s what I like to see,” Lock told his team. “You never know for sure what’s coming at you, but you’ve got to be ready for it.”Indeed, Lock, who took over as Ellsworth’s coach in July, has this Ellsworth team ready for whatever gets thrown its way. He’s replacing a legend — his predecessor, Brian Higgins, coached the team for 42 years and won a state-record 566 games — but he’s not afraid to introduce his own flair to the program.“You always have to be on your toes,” Lock said. “If you let your guard down, you’re not going to get very far. You can’t always predict, but you can certainly react.”Lock previously taught and coached soccer at the elementary and middle school level in Ellsworth from 1992 until 2014. He also developed a longstanding relationship with Higgins at Ellsworth’s Bootin’ Eagle camps, which the two had coached together since Lock first came to the middle school.Many current members of Ellsworth’s team are players Lock coached and taught before they reached the varsity level. For those players, one of whom is senior Colby Clarke, familiarity won’t be an issue.“It’s kind of easier because he’s someone we’ve known for a while,” Clarke said. “A lot of those drills, we’ve been doing them since we were in middle school with him, and he still always adds new tricks and twists to them.”A different twist has come in the team’s playing style. Lock prefers his own style of play, which Clarke said is more open and free-flowing, over Higgins’ more compact, tightly organized formations.It’s an adjustment that will take time for some, but the team as a whole has enjoyed learning and implementing something new.“With Higgins, we used to focus on playing down the wing, crosses, throw-ins and set pieces,” Clarke said. “Mr. Lock wants us to be a bit more open and use the middle [of the field] a little more, which I like. It’s got more of a European style to it.”Like most schoolteachers, Lock has the uncanny ability to see everything at once. He notices certain plays unfold before his players make them, and he’s quick to give coaching advice or give players feedback on mistakes a split second after they occur. Even with nearly two dozen players on the field at once, there’s little that escapes him.“He sees things we wouldn’t even think about,” Ellsworth senior Wyatt Alexander said. “His creativity, it’s just incredible. Mentally, it challenges us, but it’s also an exciting change.”Lock will coach his first official game Saturday, Sept. 3, when Ellsworth hosts Caribou at Del Luce Stadium. The game will take place following the conclusion of the girls’ team’s 1 p.m. game, which also is against Caribou.When Ellsworth kicks off that day, it will be a different moment for the program. After 42 years with Higgins, the transition wasn’t necessarily going to be easy. Yet Ellsworth’s players feel the adjustment to a new coach was about as smooth as it could have been, and they’re embracing the changes Lock has brought to the team.Lock will be the first to admit his new role comes with some added pressure, but no one wants to get the season started more than he does.“I’ve been thinking of that day for a while,” he said. “I couldn’t be more thankful to the people here for having confidence that I can take on such a big role. We can’t wait to get out there and show that Ellsworth soccer isn’t going anywhere.” Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected] Latest Posts Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Biocenter_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

Two starters down, Badgers begin nonconference play

first_imgTwo plays.That’s all it took in practice for the Wisconsin men’s basketball season to be altered.While they occurred on separate occasions and in separate practices, the Badgers will begin their nonconference schedule without two of their returning starters due to a pair of injuries to senior forward Mike Bruesewitz and junior guard Josh Gasser.Bruesewitz suffered a deep laceration to his lower right leg-one that went down to the bone and needed 50 stitches to repair-in a freak collision with the basket standard. The high-energy, glue-player for head coach Bo Ryan’s team will most likely miss the first 2-4 weeks of play.But his injury isn’t the most serious one. Or the one that causes the biggest ripple effect for Wisconsin.Gasser blew out his ACL going up for a routine layup Oct. 27 in practice and will be forced to use his redshirt season this year to recover from one of the most devastating injuries in sports.It was a devastating blow for the Badgers, as Ryan and the team were looking to Gasser to fill in the void left by former-point guard and All-American Jordan Taylor, a two-year starter and the most efficient point guard in NCAA history (his 3.01 career assist-to-turnover ratio shattered the record of 2.70 held by UTEP’s Julyan Stone).Ryan had given Gasser high praise during the offseason, saying that he believed the junior guard had taken the next step to elevate his game, spending extra hours a week in the gym working on his ball handling and working on his overall offensive skill set, preparing to take over increased responsibilities as the veteran leader of an otherwise young backcourt.“I pretty much worked my tail off to get to that position and coach Ryan rewarded me with it and then [the injury] happened,” Gasser said.Gasser also pointed out that one of the hardest things was not being able to play alongside the Wisconsin senior class for its final year.“I think the biggest thing is I built such a great relationship with the seniors on and off the court, especially on the court. I was really excited to get to play with them and help them reach their goal because this is their last go-around and to not be out there is just killing me.”The New Guard(s): George Marshall and Traevon JacksonWith no Gasser or Bruesewitz on the court, the Badgers now scramble to find the appropriate mix in their starting lineup and rotation off the bench. But, two underclassmen will likely play a huge role for Ryan in a season without Gasser.In the backcourt, redshirt freshman George Marshall is primed to take over point guard duties for UW. Marshall, a talented athlete with quick feet and a lethal pull-up jumper, had the luck of playing scout team and guarding Jordan Taylor all of last year while practicing with the Badgers in his redshirt season. Taylor often gushed about the potential of Marshall, and after watching a few practices and the Red/White Scrimmage it wasn’t hard to tell why.The speed of Marshall’s feet makes him one of the toughest defenders to go against, especially on-ball, which will make him a perfect fit in a Ryan defensive scheme for the Badgers that puts an emphasis on man-defense, Marshall seems an easy call at the one-spot in the starting lineup.Also slated to receive a drastic increase in minutes is sophomore Traevon Jackson. The son of Ohio State basketball legend Jim Jackson, Traevon largely rode the bench last year in his freshman campaign (only playing 17 games), taking the backseat to a backcourt rotation that included Taylor, Gasser and Ben Brust and former Badger Rob Wilson.But now with Marshall and Brust slated to start, Jackson will prove an essential piece in Ryan’s rotation off the bench.A physically gifted guard who can play either the one or two spot, Jackson has a body type that is reminiscent of the departed Taylor. He also showed a strong pull-up jumper of his own in the Red-White scrimmage, scoring 16 points on 7-for-8 shooting from the field.The talent of these two guards, along with Brust still in the backcourt, gives Ryan little doubt that his offense won’t miss a beat trying to replace Taylor and Gasser’s presence.“Well the nice part about now being in my 41st year of coaching, when people say replace other people, I don’t get as alarmed or excited or nervous,” Ryan said. “It is amazing how young men step up and I have all the faith in the world that that’s going to happen with this group.”Ryan even said the offense may change with his new personnel at the guard position, but will still rely on the same basic fundamentals and disciplines that have led to the Badgers’ successes in his tenure.“What we’re doing now with our offense with our ball movement, it’s more scoring off of action away from the ball than maybe on the ball, but we’re still getting some stuff done with the ball, off of ball screens…back-doors, just basketball-read and react, read and react. It’s still about taking care of the ball, still about getting good shots and I think the players that we have will continue to do that.”But, with all three of UW’s potential guards in the rotation never having started a game in their careers, there may be some growing pains for the Badgers along the way in the early part of the nonconference slate.Berggren, Evans must step upWith the loss of vocal leader Gasser in the backcourt, the Badgers frontcourt must now take the brunt of the weight of carrying this team not only with its leadership, but with its offensive prowess as well.“Now it’s my time to step up and have more of a leadership role,” redshirt senior and center Jared Berggren said. ” Trying to be more vocal is one thing I’m working on, trying to encourage teammates, push teammates, get on guys if they’re taking shortcuts or do something wrong, but at the same time never being too negative with anyone. That’s the main thing I’m trying to accomplish.”Ryan has been known in his time at UW to develop raw or lesser players who other major Division One programs pass over in recruiting, and nowhere is that theme more relevant than in this year’s starting forward-center combinationPerhaps the x-factor of this team, returning starter and redshirt senior forward Ryan Evans (36 starts, 11 points per game and 6.75 rebounds per game in 2011-12) is the mantra of improvement. A raw, athletic specimen from Phoenix, Ariz. as an incoming freshman, Evan’s incredible vertical leaps and dunks have always been there, but his smoothed-out, more consistent mid-range jumper has not. Perfected over long hours in the gym and four seasons in the program, Evans will look to improve on his junior campaign where he was named a consensus All-Big Ten honorable mention selection.And while Evans may be the x-factor, the rock of this team is Berggren (36 starts, 10.5 ppg, 4.89 rpg and 1.67 blocks per game in 2011-12). Also a 2012 honorable mention for All-Big Ten, Berggren steadily improved in all aspects of his game during his junior season alone, including his shot from long-range. Perhaps Berggren’s ability to stretch the floor offensively was best on display in last season’s loss to Syracuse in the Sweet 16, where the big-man posted 17 points on 3-for-3 three-point shooting, despite being limited to just 25 minutes of action because of foul trouble.And for Berggren and this senior group, the loss was a motivating source for their offseason push coming into 2012-13.“You never forget about it,” Berggren said. “It’s obviously something that’s pretty ingrained in your mind and its going to be forever, which I don’t think is a bad thing. Don’t forget about it, use it as motivation. Think back on that feeling of losing and I think that’s something that drives every competitor and every athlete, you want to win and you remember that feeling of losing and it motivates you and drives you to be better.”last_img read more