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Posted by: | Posted on: March 2, 2021

Watch Holly Bowling’s Beautiful Take On Grateful Dead’s “Unbroken Chain” [Premiere]

first_imgHolly Bowling continues to wow fans everywhere she goes, taking on the catalogs of jam greats like Phish and the Grateful Dead in a totally unique manner. A classically trained pianist from San Francisco, Bowling first caught the jam scene’s eye with her solo piano interpretation of the famed “Tweezer” jam from Lake Tahoe in 2013.Praise for Bowling’s technique only grew from there, as she eventually released a full album of Phish interpretations called Distillation Of A Dream. Naturally, Bowling set her sights on the jam scene founders themselves: the Grateful Dead.“The Grateful Dead’s music lends itself easily to a solo instrumental interpretation in part because it’s music with intricate songwriting,” says Bowling. “That’s a big piece of it, as anything too repetitive would be difficult to arrange in this format. But more importantly, I think it works because of the depth of emotion expressed in the music.”The pianist is set to release Better Left Unsung on December 9th, a two-CD/three-vinyl album that explores the music of the Grateful Dead in solo piano composition form. You can read all about the album, and find pre-orders, here.With the new album coming out so soon, we wanted to get fans excited by sharing some of Bowling’s foray into the Dead’s catalog. We’re excited to premiere a brand new live video of Bowling’s interpretation of “Unbroken Chain,” played at the Lost Sierra Hoedown on September 24th in Johnsville, CA. Enjoy below!Bowling takes us inside her love of the Grateful Dead and scoring their music. “With solo piano music, and classical music in general, I love the structures and intricacies of composition, but it’s the emotional expression and unspoken human-to-human connection expressed in it that really makes me fall in love with a piece of music. The Dead’s music is just full of that. I feel it. Everyone who loves the Dead’s music feels it. And I think part of the reason my reinterpretation works is because this music resonates with me and holds a lot of meaning. It’s easy to open up and make that connection and pour emotion into these works. And you can feel that when you’re listening. It’s all about connection and expression of human emotion.I don’t mean to downplay the beautiful songwriting–that’s a huge part of it too. The chord changes in “Unbroken Chain,” for example, are unexpected and stunningly beautiful. I feel just as strongly about them as I do about Schubert’s surprise turns of harmony, and he’s one of my absolute favorite composers. They hit me the same way. But even then, we’re back to emotion again! It’s music that makes you feel something, deeply. It’s powerful.”We can’t wait for Better Left Unsung to be released on December 9th, and we also can’t wait to see Holly performing at the upcoming Brooklyn Comes Alive festival on October 22nd. Brooklyn Comes Alive brings over 50 musicians to three venues in Brooklyn, pairing them in exciting super group formations throughout a day full of excellent music. With musicians from The String Cheese Incident, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Disco Biscuits, Dead & Company, Snarky Puppy and more – including Holly Bowling – don’t miss out. Tickets can be found here.For more about the Better Left Unsung album, including pre-orders, head here. The full tracklisting and Holly Bowling’s upcoming tour dates can be seen below.Better Left Unsung TracklistingHelp On The Way > Slipknot!Franklin’s TowerCassidyBird SongWharf RatUnbroken ChainCrazy FingersCryptical Envelopment > The Other OneRow JimmyTerrapin Station (Suite)Eyes Of The World (6/18/74 Lousisville, KY)China DollDark StarHolly Bowling’s Upcoming Tour DatesOct. 22 – New York, NY – Brooklyn Comes AliveOct. 23 – Beacon, NY – The Towne CrierDec. 31 – The Cutting Room – New York, NY[Photo by Jessie Bell]last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: March 2, 2021

Trey Anastasio & Christian McBride Join Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino At 100-Cap NYC Club [Full Video/Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images On Wednesday night, Jennifer Hartswick and Nick Cassarino brought their duo tour to New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2. The longtime collaborative pair never fails to put on memorable performances, but on this night, the duo had something extra special in store for the ~100 lucky people in attendance: a pair of VERY special guests in Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio and multiple Grammy-winning bass virtuoso Christian McBride.Cassarino took the stage solo with his nylon-string electric guitar and set the tone for an unforgettable evening. “Ooohh, we got some surprises in store for you tonight! To say the least, which I will…” The Nth Power guitarist/vocalist proceeded to “get the stage warmed up for Jennifer” with a fantastic rendition of Sam Cooke‘s “A Change Is Gonna Come”. Next, he welcomed to the stage “the one, the only, Ms. Jennifer Hartswick”, who echoed Nick’s sentiments, noting that “the night is young” with a knowing smile.The pair got things moving with a rendition of Bobby “Blue” Bland classic “I Wouldn’t Treat A Dog (The Way You Treated Me)” before moving into the first song Jen and Nick wrote together, “Drowning”, which appears on Hartswick’s recently released album, Nexus. A rendition of Jerry Ragovoy-penned classic “You Don’t Know” followed, Jen and Nick clearly feeding off the energy in the tiny room as they traded vocals and solos.A beautiful reading of John Prine‘s “Angel From Montgomery” was up next followed by a seamless medley of T-Bone Walker‘s “Stormy Monday” and B.B. King‘s “How Blue Can You Get” as Nick and Jen both shined on their respective verses, gleefully pushing each other to dig in further. From there, Hartswick’s jazz-inflected Nexus arrangement of Rihanna smash hit “Stay” kept the crowd hanging on her every word.After a pause to speak about the newly released Nexus, Hartswick welcomed one of her main collaborators on the album to join her and Nick, “one of my favorite musicians and human beings, Mr. Christian McBride.” She gestured to the string bass that had been sitting conspicuously to her right all evening and joked, “if you thought I played the upright bass, you’re wrong” as McBride made his way through the crowd to the stage. “Life is really good, you guys,” she gushed, smiling widely.McBride joined in on Nexus track “Numb”, adding his highly skilled low-end and beaming grin to the subtle, soulful performance. After the song ended and the cheers began to dissipate, Jen stepped to the mic to double down on the evening’s special guests. “As if it wasn’t enough to have one musical hero here,” she said, “I got another one that I’ve been working with for the last twenty years. Y’all, welcome to the stage Trey Anastasio!”With both Christian and Trey in the mix for the remainder of the show, Hartswick moved into the opening track off Nexus, “You Can’t Take It Back”, followed by her “favorite track” from the album, “Silent Waves” (featuring some notably “Stash”-like soloing from Trey), and a set-closing rendition of “Drown In My Own Tears”, popularized by Ray Charles. Each of the final three songs saw Anastasio, McBride, and Cassarino listening with intense focus and playing with subtle intent, meshing impressively in the low-volume cabaret-like setting. The looks of respect, enjoyment, and excitement on each of their faces were contagious, as the musicians onstage visibly took as much amazement from the collaboration as the crowd looking on.On a Wednesday night in October at one of the smallest venues in New York City, four of the most talented musicians in the business put on a performance for the ages. For those lucky enough to make it inside—whether on or off the stage—it was a night that they’ll surely never forget. For those not lucky enough to be there (a.k.a. just about everybody), you can watch a full-set video of the performance below, as well as a front row video of the show-closing “Drown In My Own Tears”.Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino Duo w/ Christian McBride, Trey Anastasio – Full Show VideoJennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino w/ Christian McBride, Trey Anastasio – “Drown In My Own Tears” [Video: marc millman]Setlist: Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino Duo | Rockwood Music Hall | New York, NY | 10/10/18Set: A Change Is Gonna Come*, I Wouldn’t Treat A Dog (The Way You Treated Me), Drowning, You Don’t Know Nothing,  Angel From Montgomery, Stormy Monday > How Blue Can You Get, Stay, Numb^, You Can’t Take It Back^#, Silent Waves^#, Drown in My Tears^#*Nick Cassarino solo^w/ Christian McBride#w/ Trey AnastasioJennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino Duo w/ Trey Anastasio, Christian McBride | Rockwood Music Hall | New York, NY | 10/10/18 | Photos: Andrew O’Brienlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 18, 2021

Broadway Loves Tuna: Oh, Hello Extends Again

first_imgJohn Mulaney & Nick Kroll in ‘Oh, Hello on Broadway'(Photo: Joan Marcus) Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 22, 2017 View Comments Oh, Hello on Broadwaycenter_img Oh, Hello has extended its Broadway run once again and will now play through January 22; it had previously been set to shutter on January 15. Nick Kroll and John Mulaney’s half-scripted, half spontaneous Great White Way debut was originally scheduled to run through January 8 at the Lyceum Theatre.Helmed by Alex Timbers, Oh, Hello centers on Gil Faizon (Kroll) and George St. Geegland (Mulaney), two outrageously opinionated, 70-something, native New Yorkers that the pair first began playing on the alternative comedy stages in NYC. Honed for over a decade, the fictional duo garnered a cult following and found their way onto a Comedy Central special, viral videos and late night couches everywhere.Oh, Hello is Gil and George’s “memoir for the stage”—a laugh-a-minute, two-man tour-de-force that’s totally unprecedented. Tina Fey, Seth Rogen, Ben Platt, Alex Brightman and Josh Groban are just a few of the stars Gil and George have welcomed to the stage during the run.As recently announced, the Olivier-winning The Play That Goes Wrong will begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre in March 2017. Related Showslast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 30, 2020

Gear on the Go: August 2018

first_imgAugust is a month for finding watering holes, hiding in cafes during the heat of the day, and staying up late to watch meteors flash through the sky. All summer long we’ve been able to adventure with our best friends. We’re in our final month here in Colorado and it’s almost time to head back east for the Fall portion of our tour. Whether you came to a festival, a meetup, or just hung out and enjoyed the outdoors with us we want to say thank you. See you soon Blue Ridge Mountains!Below is some of the gear that’s kept us going for FIVE months of #vanlife.Nite Ize Huck and Tuck GlowStreak Collapsible Thrower + LED BallWe had no idea you could improve on the simple tennis ball, but NiteIze certainly has. For years we lost tennis balls to dark ditches and long grass, but no longer! The Huck ‘N Tuck Glowstreak Collapsible Thrower and LED ball allows us to keep a long thrower tucked away in our van with a glow LED ball, ready to tire our pooch out every evening. The Huck ‘N Tuck thrower extends to two-feet long for long arching throws and collapses down to 12 inches so it’s easy to store in the van. The motion-activated LED ball comes to life with a bounce against the ground or the first throw and keeps glowing until it’s stationary for five minutes. You get five more minutes of the LED’s blinking before it turns off. This ensures you can find the ball even when your pup is done running.That strong little LED has 35 hours of glow time so you can play throughout the entire summer. The LED ball is molded, shockproof AND waterproof (and it floats!) This means if you have a pup that likes to swim, you can keep the water games going all night. The ball has ridges so it won’t slip as he makes his way back for another throw. It is also the same size as a tennis ball so it’s compatible with all throwers! Our dog has put this ball to the test, and it’s stood up to his slobber, chewing and his incredible ability to hide the ball from us when we’re done playing.Nat Geo Maps Arkansas River Map Pack BundleExplore with confidence! The Arkansas River Map Back covers 123 miles of the wild Arkansas River in Colorado. It starts with the gentle stream above Leadville and continues onto the rambunctious section through the Royal Gorge. For both fishermen and boaters alike, the maps have detailed information on ownership next to the river including federal, state, local parks, and fishing easements.  These maps have a scale of 1 inch = 1/2 mile so you have all the details you need to navigate the rapids or fish with confidence.Our favorite part about this map, and all National Geographic maps, is that they’re built “Backcountry Tough.” They’re made with waterproof and tear-resistant paper with stainless steel staples. We get ours wet, stuff them in our backpacks, and flip through the pages with fervor, and they withstand our beatings every time. Our second favorite part of this map is that it’s set up as a booklet instead of a fold out. That means you can pull it out of your backpack and get to your river section quickly without having to unfold the entire map.Sea To Summit Alpha Cookset 2.2Everything you need to make a home-cooked meal for two and more! The Alpha Cookset changes the way you can cook in the backcountry. This set packs down into itself perfectly, and in a way that doesn’t rattle or come undone while putting miles between you and civilization.The cookset comes with a 1.2L pot, a 2.7L pot, 2 bowls and 2 insulated mugs. It also includes a washcloth packed between the two pots to use for unforeseen spills or to create a small cooking set up area once you get to camp. The pots are made out of hard-anodized aluminum alloy, which is tough as nails and durable enough to withstand backpacking trips and car camping alike. Both pots have strainer lids so making noodles or rice is simple and doesn’t require any extra cooking equipment. They also have textured bottoms so they balance well on cooking stoves. The two pots, bowls, and mugs all fit into the largest pot and secure with a patent-pending Pivot-Lock™ handle. The bowls and mugs are BPA-free, microwave safe, and lightweight. This turns meals from a chore into a backcountry treat. Waking up after a long hike and having a mug with a sleeve and silicon lid to drink coffee out of is a surprising delicacy.HydraPak Stow 500ml This collapsible water bottle is a step above the rest. It weighs 80 percent (yes 80) less than most hard-sided water bottles and collapses into itself for the perfect grab and go bottle. We stick ours in the outer most pocket of our backpacks or slip them in running vests. This bottle is BPA and PVC free so there’s no weird taste, even when filling with hot liquid (up to 140 degrees Fahrenheit!) You can go to the other side of the spectrum and freeze the contents, using them as ice packs in your cooler and then drinking the contents once they melt. The spill-proof nozzle makes it stress-free to throw in a backpack or pack for a longer trip. The bottle comes with a flexible bail handle, making it easy to grab the stow for a drink, or to use as a holder for when you’ve finished the water and roll the bottle up for storing. Our favorite part? The fun colors! HydraPak has plenty of fun colors to choose from, with new patterns coming out this fall. With so many accessories packed into a simple design, it’s a no-brainer to grab this bottle for extra water on any adventure.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 18, 2020

Upcoming fraud trends credit unions should keep in mind

first_imgWith the introduction of new payment technologies, like EMV chip cards and mobile wallets, fraudsters have had to work harder to identify vulnerabilities. As the U.S. works to fully transition to these technologies, it is important for financial institutions (FIs) to have processes in place to address the new fraud trends that will inevitably emerge.To better arm cardholders against potential fraudsters, FIs should also take note of the following four trends:Pain at the Pump: Gas station fraud may be on the rise in the coming year. In 2015, more and more “skimmers” appeared on gas pumps around the nation that hadn’t upgraded to EMV technology. These skimming devices allow fraudsters to easily gain access to credit and debit card information. As the technology of these fraudulent devices advances and becomes more quickly widespread, cardholders must take extra care to protect themselves from fraud while fueling up. By simply identifying gas station terminals that look suspicious, cardholders could save themselves from becoming victims of fraud. Fraudsters Cash Out at ATMs: Until the expected ATM EMV liability shift goes into effect in 2017, ATMs will continue to remain vulnerable. Fraudsters have become increasingly more creative with the technology they use to infiltrate ATMs. A recent news report showed fraudsters in Eastern Europe using malware to infect ATMs and withdraw cash. To help mitigate fraud, FIs can step up the security on their onsite ATMs, make routine physical security checks and enable mobile fraud alerts for cardholders. continue reading » 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 23, 2020

Lady Wildcats Fall To Lady Spartans

first_imgFranklin County fell to the Connersville Spartans 8-1 on Monday night behind the solid pitching performance of Spartan senior Jerri Ellis. The Wildcats were held at bay most of the night and couldn’t get much going offensively off of the opposing pitcher. For the game Franklin County only managed to get four hits and one run off of Ellis.The first run of the game was scored by Connersville on a mental mistake defensively by the Wildcats. With two outs and runners on first and third, Connersville completed a delay steal to perfection. The runner going to second got into a short pickle that allowed the runner at third Hanson to get just enough of a jump on the throw home to allow her to score and make the score 1-0.Connersville would continue to score throughout the game, putting up 4 runs in the top of the third, 1 in the fourth, 1 in the sixth, and one in the seventh.The Wildcats lone run would come in the bottom of the sixth inning. Sarah Bare would be hit by a pitch that would allow her to reach first. Kylie Lea would then come in to pinch run for Sarah. Lea would advance to second on a ground out to second, and then advance to third on a ground out to short stop. Then with two outs, Camryn Brewer was able to hit a single back up the middle to score Lea from third and give the Wildcats their only run of the game.Michaela Ferman pitched well for the Wildcats in the circle. The final score was not a good reflection of how well she pitched today. A couple of tough plays didn’t go her way, but she battled all night and gave the Wildcats a chance. She went all seven innings for the Wildcats, allowing 9 hits, 8 runs (7 earned), 5 walks, and 5 strikeouts.Offensive Leaders:Camryn Brewer: 1 Single, 1 RBIKarlie Hahn: 1 SingleMakaylee Woods: 1 SingleMorgan Bare: 1 SingleThe Wildcats will be back in action on Tuesday evening as they take on the Greensburg Pirates. First pitch scheduled for 5 pm. JV contest will immediately follow the varsity game.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Alex McCool.last_img read more