Railroad Earth Welcomes Fruition For Aretha Franklin Tribute During Timeless Red Rocks Show [Video/Photo]

first_imgLoad remaining images Photo: C.B. Klein Photo: C.B. Klein Load remaining images Photo: C.B. Klein Railroad Earth | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 8/18/2018 | Photo: Chris Klein Load remaining images Railroad Earth | Boulder Theatre | Boulder, CO | 8/17/2018 | Photo: Elliot Siff Always a band seems to summon the natural forces of the world like no other, Railroad Earth worked some magic once again on Saturday night at Red Rocks. With the help of their good friends in Fruition, Railroad wove together two beautiful sets comprised almost entirely of from the band’s early, classic songs.Fruition kicked off the evening to blue skies and sunshine (an uncommon event for August at Red Rocks, as noted by guitarist Jay Cobb), playing a full set of largely new material; the band released Watching It All Fall Apart in early 2018, and also released a new EP, Fire, on August 17th. Straying mostly towards heavy rock with bluegrass instrumentation, the group played impeccably yet ferociously and even welcomed out fiddler Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth for their final tune.As a light, hardly threatening cloud cover rolled off the foothills and over the amphitheater, Railroad Earth took the stage with a rare bust-out of “Raindance,” led by the pounding drums of Carey Harmon. Seemingly referencing the storms earlier in Denver that afternoon, they followed that up with the 2006 song off of Bird in a House, “Mighty River.” The heavy bassline from Andrew Altman got the crowd moving on the fan-favorite. It should also be noted here that in the unfortunate absence of deca-instrumentalist Andy Goessling, the band was joined by Erik Yates on banjo, dobro, and flute, as well as Jeremy Lawton on keyboards, pedal, and lap steel.“Raindance”[Video: Kyle Isaac]Wasting little time before the next tune, a lengthy, wonderfully meandering intro eventually dropped into “Grandfather Mountain”, which was quickly followed by another fast, definitive Railroad song, “Cold Water” off of 2002’s The Black Bear Sessions. And just like that, a subtle theme seemed to be emerging: three of the first four songs were about water. “The Old Man and the Land” and a sprawling take on “Head,” another song from The Black Bear Sessions came next. As if it was destiny, the band closed the set with yet another water song, the heart-wrenching, quasi-lovesong, “Storms” off of the 2004 album The Good Life.“Head” [Video: Kyle Isaac]And, sure enough, just a few minutes into the set break, the skies opened up to a torrential downpour, claps of thunder and blinding lightning. Fans sheltered under the trees and in the museum down below as an archetypal Colorado storm rolled in and out in a matter of minutes. The band and the majority of the fans weathered the storm and returned to the stage for yet another set of definitive songs. Fittingly, the band opened the second set with “Bird in a House,” its refrain of “just another bird in a house, dying to get out” echoing the weather delay in everyone’s minds. A blistering take on “Elko” followed, with the devoted Hobos throwing playing cards as always to the self-indulgent chorus line of “I need a card, I need a card, hit me!” As the group chugged along, things were in full swing.“Bird In A House” > “Elko”[Video: Kyle Isaac]The band played a rollicking “Dandelion Wine,” before slowing things down just a tad with “Potter’s Field” from 2010’s self-titled album, Railroad Earth. Nevertheless, the typically calm song turned to a ferocious beast as mandolinist John Skehan and guitarist Todd Sheaffer led the band into a huge jam. Another 2010 song, “Lone Croft Farewell,” followed, making the pair the two newest songs of the night. But then, almost naturally, the opening mandolin and flute licks of “Like A Buddha” fluttered over the crowd, and the band was off once again! They stretched out, absolutely nailing each and every composed section and jam, eventually bringing it all back home and taking a well-deserved bow.The group returned the stage for a three-song encore, starting off with “Lovin’ You” from 2008’s Amen Corner. Railroad then welcomed out some of Fruition, multi-instrumentalist Mimi Naja, Jay Cobb, and keyboardist Kellen Asebroek, for their own song, “Mountain Annie”. Just as they did as the “backing band” for Warren Haynes, Railroad brought new life to the song with their own distinct musicality. Finally, the band welcomed out Megan Letts of Denver-based band Mama Magnolia for an incredible tribute to the recently passed, the late and great Aretha Franklin, with “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman.” With Mimi taking lead vocals, the band laid down a funky, fiery take on the classic song, capping off a truly mystical night at Red Rocks.“You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman”[Video: Kyle Isaac]Railroad Earth continues their tour next week in New Hampshire and Fruition resumes their tour next month in California. Full tour schedules and more information can be found at www.railroad.earth and www.fruitionband.com. You can also check out a gallery from Saturday night’s Red Rocks show, courtesy of Chris Klein, and a gallery from their Friday night show at the Boulder Theater, courtesy of Elliot Siff, below.Setlist: Railroad Earth | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 8/18/2018Set 1: Love Song For Earth*, Raindance, Mighty River, Grandfather Mountain, Cold Water, Old Man and The Land, Head, StormsSet 2: Bird in a House, Elko, Dandelion Wine, Potter’s Field, Lone Croft Farewell, Like a BuddhaEncore: Lovin’ You, Mountain Annie#, You Make Me Feel%Notes: * – Robert White Mountain of Standing Rock Reservation w/ Carey Harmon on drums | # – Fruition song with Mimi Naja, Jay Cobb, and Kellen Asebroek | % – Aretha Franklin cover with Mimi Naja, Jay Cobb, Kellen Asebroek, and Megan Letts of Mama MagnoliaRailroad Earth | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 8/18/2018 | Photo: Elliot Sifflast_img read more

Aliton Murphy, 64, Metamora

first_imgAliton Murphy, age 64, of Metamora, Indiana died Sunday, November 25, 2018 at University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.Born January 18, 1954 at the family home in Beattyville, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Herschel & Anna (Flannery) Murphy. On November 15, 2003 he was united in marriage to Sharon Rogers and she survives. Aliton was retired having worked at the Farm Bureau Co-Op for 23 years; the Franklin County Highway Department as well as the State of Indiana. He was a member & Past Master of the Metamora & Andersonville Masonic Lodges; and was a Township Trustee for Metamora for many years. In his leisure time he enjoyed coon hunting, fishing, and visiting with family & friends on his front porch.Besides Sharon, his wife of over 15 years, survivors include a daughter & son-in-law, Tracy (Jason) Denney of Laurel, Indiana, three grandsons, Aliton (A.J.) Denney, Zane Denney, and Joseph Denney; three sisters, Florence Busch of Beattyville, Kentucky, Betty Friend of Delaware, Indiana, and Janie Wolfe of Russellville, Alabama; three brothers, Glen Murphy and Steve Murphy both of Laurel, Indiana, and Lynn Murphy of Shelbyville, Indiana; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James E. Murphy.A memorial service will be held at Elm Grove Baptist Church in Metamora with the date and time to be announced.Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Murphy family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences to the family please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.comlast_img read more

Smith focuses on improving, regaining starting spot

first_imgJacob Schwoerer/The Badger HeraldThere are typically more than 100 players on a college football team, and they all have two things in common.(1) They all have a craving for playing time.(2) They have five years of eligibility to satisfy it.That means college football teams are rife with competition, and no player’s hold on a starting spot is immune to it.Wisconsin senior cornerback Devin Smith learned that the hard way last season.Starting all 13 games in the 2009-10 season as a sophomore, Smith led the team in passes defended (11) and pass breakups (nine) while finishing fourth in tackles (55). He also snagged two interceptions.Heading into his junior season, many expected Smith to become one of the Big Ten’s top defensive backs. Instead, he lost his starting spot and spent more time on the sidelines than on the field.At this time one year ago, as the football team gathered for its spring and summer camps, Smith fell victim to that competition. Teammates Antonio Fenelus and Niles Brinkley outplayed him for the two starring roles at corner.“I guess there was just good competition all the way around,” he said. “We were just constantly competing, and I started fighting injuries towards the end of summer as well. I just had to take the role I had and just do anything I could to make our team better.”Fenelus and Brinkley proceeded to earn honorable mention All-Big Ten designations, as voted on by the coaches (Fenelus also earned First Team by the media), while Smith was forced to fill in as a nickelback. He appeared in all 13 games, amassing 30 tackles and one interception.According to defensive backs coach and co-defensive coordinator Chris Ash – who now enters his second year at UW – last year’s reduced role humbled Smith but also taught him how to return to the starting lineup.“It’s difficult for anybody to go through that when they’ve been the guy on the field on game day, and then all of a sudden you’re standing there watching,” Ash said. “That’s a tough deal to go through, but he accepted it. Eventually he understood what he needed to do, and he’s gone and done it.”But with every year comes new opportunities. Brinkley has since gone on to graduate, leaving a clear shot for Smith to regain the role he enjoyed two years ago.Now, Smith is responding to any and all competition.“Before, things came easy for Devin, and then when other guys started to step up, he didn’t step up and now he’s learned to compete, and he’s competing right now to make himself the best he can be,” Ash said.After two weeks of spring camp, Smith has earned playing time with the first-team defense and appears to be the No. 1 candidate to start opposite Fenelus at cornerback this season.Throughout camp, Smith has dealt with a sprained AC joint – a joint in the top of the shoulder – although he has said it’s a “really minor” injury. The UW staff has given him a green jersey like quarterbacks wear for practice to make other players aware.However, that green jersey hasn’t prevented him from at least some kinds of drills involving contact. Thursday, he participated in bump and run drills with wide receivers and, despite his maimed shoulder, did not allow a single receiver to get past him without first disrupting the route too much. Saturday, he again practiced with the first team defense in a scrimmage.“I definitely think he’s embracing the role as the starting corner,” redshirt senior safety Aaron Henry said. “He’s definitely upped his level of play. He really hasn’t been doing anything that he wasn’t doing initially, but I think it’s just the confidence level. Last year he wasn’t as confident. I’m sure he’d tell you that, but going into spring ball, he’s a whole lot more confident. He knows he can play with anybody in the country.”When asked where the Smith’s strengths lie, Ash mentioned that although he does have a lot of talent, it’s the football IQ and technique that allow Smith to succeed.That’s lucky for Ash, because Smith still hopes to improve in those areas – as well as others – in the leadup to his senior year.“I’m really just focusing on my technique as a whole,” Smith said. “Also, I’m just trying to make sure I become a smarter player, just recognizing certain situations, being able to play a lot faster and just becoming a lock-down corner on my side where the rest of my team can count on me.”Now that’s competing.last_img read more

Bahamian Officials: 2,500 People Still on “Missing” List After Dorian

first_imgMore than a week after Dorian destroyed thousands of homes on the Grand Bahama and Abaco islands, the official death toll stands at 50 and is expected to rise, as search-and-rescue crews continue to make their way through the devastation.While power has already been restored to much of Grand Bahama, Smith says the electrical infrastructure around Marsh Harbour, which is Abaco’s largest city, was completely destroyed. Bahamian officials say about 2,500 people remain on a list of those missing in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. However, the names have not been cross-checked against the lists of people who evacuated from the islands following the storm, and those who are still in shelters.Carl Smith, a spokesman for the emergency management agency in the Bahamas, expects the list of potentially missing persons to shrink as it is checked in the coming days.last_img read more

Sachin is a mammoth of world cricket: Strauss

first_imgMany an adjective has been used to describe Sachin Tendulkar in a career spanning more than two decades and England skipper Andrew Strauss added another one, calling him a mammoth of world cricket.Strauss was all praise for Tendulkar, who scored his 47th ODI ton while batting against England at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Sunday.”He is one of the mammoths of world cricket for the last two decades,” Strauss had told reporters ahead of India-England clash in Bangalore.”The fact that he has been doing that for so long and so consistently is a great testament to his preparations,” he added.Strauss also acknowledged that there is hardly any negative point in Tendulkar and said he is a true legend. “There are normally no negative words that you can say about Tendulkar. He is absolutely a great legend,” Strauss said.In the 2003 World Cup and was honoured for making most runs (673).last_img read more

TOUCH A HIT ON FOX SPORTS

first_imgIn recent weeks a package of the 2006 NTL Mens, Womens and Mixed Open was shown on Fox TV. This was a great step forward for Touch as we have been off the main-stream television screens for quite a number of years.TFA would like to thank all of the state offices, who contributed financially to assist TFA in producing the package and having it shown. To date, the feedback has been extremely positive, with Touch fans Australia-wide complimenting the footage that was shown, as well as the clips introducing the sport and basic elements of the game. The success of the package was a credit to all of the staff, team management and players, who worked hard to ensure the sport was shown in a professional light. There was certainly no shortage of highlights for the package, with the Sydney Mets Mixed side putting on a touchdown show, the Womens Open final between the Mets and Sharks proving a very tight affair and the Mens Open final giving us one of the best NTL finals to date.(The Garry Sonda through-the-legs special was definitely one for the highlights reel!)With FOX Sports being available in around 1.75 million homes and over 6,000 commercial venues, the potential of the showing to increase awareness and knowledge of the sport is huge.Following on from the success of the showing in Australia, the package was also picked up by ABC Asia Pacific, who will be showing the package in up to 50-60 Asia Pacific nations in coming weeks. The package has already been shown in Hong Kong and here is a list of countries that may view the NTL Touch Football package in the future:Cook IslandsFijiFrench PolynesiaGuamSamoaKiribatiSolomon IslandsNauruNew CaledoniaNiueMarianasPalauPapua New GuineaTahitiTokelauTongaTuvaluVanuatuWallis and FutunaAfghanistanArmeniaAzerbaijanBangladeshBhutanBruneiCambodiaPeoples Republic of ChinaEast TimorFederated States of MicronesiaHong KongIndia IndonesiaKazakhstanLaosNepalSri-LankaTibetTurkmenistanUzbekistanJapanMacauMalaysiaMongoliaMyanmar (Burma) North KoreaPakistanPhilippinesSingaporeSouth KoreaRepublic of China (Taiwan)ThailandVietnam.TFA will be selling copies of the 2006 NTL package on DVD in the coming weeks, so if you missed out on seeing the package or want to see it again, keep an eye on the TFA website for when they’re available and for how to place your order.last_img read more

a month agoHenrik Larsson linked with Southend job

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Henrik Larsson linked with Southend jobby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United striker Henrik Larsson is being linked with a return to England.The Daily Mail says he has emerged as a target for Southend United.The League One side want to bring in the Swedish icon to replace Kevin Bond.The Shrimps side have been without a manager for two weeks.They remain winless this season in the league and lost 4-3 at Shrewsbury last night.They’ve lost seven and drawn one of their eight games so far this campaign.Larsson quit as Helsingborgs boss last month over the alleged level of “verbal insults” he received. last_img read more

Video: No. 9 Notre Dame Avoided The Upset Against Virginia On A Stunning Last-Second TD

first_imgWill Fuler sprints past Virginia defender on his way to the end zone.Will FulerNo. 9 Notre Dame used some luck of the Irish to pull out a 34-27 victory over Virginia on the road. With starting quarterback Malik Zaire out of the game with what appeared to be a serious ankle injury, and his team trailing 27-26, back-up QB DeShone Kizer took the team downfield in the final minutes, tossing the game winning touchdown to wide receiver Will Fuller with 12 seconds remaining. Fuller’s game-winning score stunned the upset-minded Cavalier faithful.  pic.twitter.com/o92NxfHftl— Luke Zimmermann (@lukezim) September 12, 2015Wow. What a gut-wrenching loss for Mike London and the Cavs, and what an escape for Brian Kelly and the Fighting Irish.last_img read more

Administration easing offshore oil and gas drilling rules

first_imgNEW ORLEANS – The Trump administration is easing rules imposed on offshore oil and gas drilling six years after the nation’s worst offshore oil spill.The decision won immediate praise from an offshore drilling group, but environmentalists said it would increase the risk of future disasters.The changes, which will take effect Dec. 27, come as the administration seeks to expand offshore drilling into areas where it is currently banned and has scrapped an Obama-era policy to protect oceans and the Great Lakes, replacing it with one emphasizing economic growth.A 48-page notice from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement published Friday in the Federal Register says the agency “has become aware that certain provisions in that rulemaking created potentially unduly burdensome requirements for oil and natural gas production operators … without meaningfully increasing safety of the workers or protection of the environment.”An offshore drilling industry group said it’s a positive step.“The revisions develop a rule that reduces unnecessary burdens placed on industry, while still maintaining world-class safety and environmental protections. We have a rule that is not a safety rollback, but instead incorporates modern technological advances,” Randall Luthi, president of the National Ocean Industries Association, said in a news release.The Center for Biological Diversity, an environmental group, said the changes raise the risk of more deadly accidents like the one that killed 11 men on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in 2010 and spewed an estimated 134 million gallons (507 million litres) of oil into waters off Louisiana.The group objected most strongly to dropping a requirement for third-party inspections of offshore drilling safety equipment — something oceans program director Miyoko Sakashita (sah-KAHSH-tah) called one of the biggest recommendations resulting from the Deepwater Horizon spill.The new rules replace that with design testing and documentation by the operator, with independent review and certification if a device is moved to a different location.“In a time when there is this tremendous push to expand offshore oil and gas drilling, if anything we need to be tightening up regulations and making it safer rather than rolling back regulations for industry safety,” she said in a phone interview.“We’ve seen in the past that just allowing the industry to regulate itself is not an effective way to prevent oil spills and protect the safety of workers,” she continued. “So it’s important to have the third-party oversight.”The agency, often referred to by the initials BSEE, said it is keeping “multiple layers of review to ensure safety and environmental protection in the design, installation and testing” of safety systems.“BSEE expects those procedural changes will continue to ensure safety and environmental protection, especially because of the other, more substantive, regulatory requirements applicable to safety equipment design, function, maintenance, and testing that are being retained or enhanced,” it said in a response to comments made to its original proposal last year.The agency said those include requiring most types of safety and pollution prevention equipment to be independently “design-tested” against detailed testing criteria, and requiring such equipment to be made and marked under a quality assurance program meeting standards approved by the agency.last_img read more

Goa CM Sawant proves BJPled govts majority in Assembly

first_imgPanaji: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant Wednesday proved the majority of his BJP-led government in the Assembly, comfortably winning a floor test in the House. Twenty MLAs voted for the motion of confidence in the two-day old government, while 15 opposed it. The special session of the House was convened by Governor Mridula Sinha to conduct the floor test, after Sawant was sworn in as the CM during wee hours of Tuesday. Besides 11 members from BJP, three each from Goa Forward Party, MGP and Independents supported Sawant during the head count conducted in the House. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The Assembly session was presided over by Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo. All the 14 MLAs of Congress and one from NCP stood up against the motion. After winning the trust vote, Sawant appealed all the members to join hands with him to ensure that developmental work reaches every nook and corner of the state. The change in leadership in the coastal state was necessitated due to the death of then CM Manohar Parrikar on Sunday.last_img read more