Greensky Bluegrass Welcomes Joshua Davis In Fayetteville [Photos]

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first_imgGreensky Bluegrass strolled through George’s Majestic Lounge on Wednesday night in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The band’s development as a tight-knit, outstanding explosion of musicianship has been noted over the years as they’ve honed their craft since founding in 2000, and Wednesday night’s show proved why they are becoming one of the most talked about jamgrass acts in the scene.GSBG opened Wednesday’s show with a fast-paced “Into the Rafters,” which first appeared on their 2008 album Five Interstates. After an all-business dobro-mandolin duet, Anders Beck and mandolinist/lead vocalist Paul Hoffman closed it out, efficiently moving onto “The Four.” The track features a fantastic signature dobro lick, and some catchy lyrics: “I keep digging holes in someone else’s ditch; I’m looking for apples but they’re all in the trees. Somebody help me cause I can’t be saved; But I haven’t done anything I can’t name…” The backup vocals on the repeating chorus toward the end were a nice touch.Guitarist and vocalist Dave Bruzza took over on the mic for “Room Without a Roof,” a hearty, melancholy, wistful-feeling track. The song appears on the latest album, Shouted, Written Down & Quoted, released in September on the band’s label, Big Blue Zoo.After a rousing “Gumboots” and another new track called “Merely Avoiding,” Bruzza stepped back up to sing “Worried About the Weather,” revealing a sort of Dylan-esque vocal pattern. It felt comfortable, as his voice does; like the 30-year-old aural memory of your ultra-talented great uncle Who-Almost-Made-The-Bigtime-In-Nashville singing in the living room with your dad at midnight while you’re pretending to sleep upstairs.The instrumental jam in “Weather” was outstanding as well, with the mando and dobro volleying back and forth in a chemistry-packed pickin’ battle, tight as could be. The crescendo that culminated with full-group, high-speed pickin-heavy jam was exhilarating — the first of many similar instances during the night. Shortly after, the sound levels crept back down to just a dobro solo during which Beck flexed some muscle, showing off some mad skills and even incorporating some wah-wah pedal effects.After a short singalong on “Casual Wednesday,” the evening’s opening act, Joshua Davis from television’s “The Voice,” came out for a couple of songs. He played guitar on “Wild Bill Young,” and then also sang lead on “Last Winter in the Copper Country,” which turned into a 12-minute jam session and was enjoyable, while also a little different.The closer for GSBG’s 85-minute first set was “Can’t Stop Now,” played at breakneck pace with the banjo leading loud and proud on the fast rhythm and the mandolin stealing the spotlight with some great melodic licks. Hoffman, at this point, was fully in the moment; I daresay Ricky Skaggs would’ve been proud. Beck slayed again with a mean, extended dobro solo that felt reckless yet free, like driving down the highway with the windows down, hair all a mess, doing 95 MPH with no seatbelt.Second set kicked off with “What’s Left of the Night,” featuring great lead vocals by Hoffman, and Beck’s dobro standing out again, discreetly taking the lead in a song filled with longing and love. The banjo solo by Michael Arlen Bont on this track was excellent and thrilling; and then Beck took over again, and he busted out some new-for-this-night effects that had his dobro sounding more like Robert Randolph’s rock-and-roll-funk pedal steel. Hoffman followed it up with a psychedelic mando solo, playful but gentle as the song slowed down to a close after 14 minutes — the second-longest track of the evening.Next was a crowd-pleasing “Miss September,” followed by the traditional Stanley Brothers’ hit “Pig in a Pen,” made infamous through covers by Ricky Skaggs, Phish, Old and In the Way, Grateful Dead. Bruzza’s vocals sounded appropriately and impressively “Eastern Kentucky traditional mountain sound.”A couple songs later, GSBG’s “Break Mountain Brokedown” and its rhythmic, dance-inspiring lead melody, by primarily the dobro (and at times the guitar and the mando), mesmerized as much of the audience as any song managed to. The song featured a huge jam with pedals and some wah-wah and other funky dobro effects. Again, the dobro effects started getting more rock-and-roll toward the end of 15-minute long song, and it seamlessly blended into the beginning of a rocking rendition of “Walk Away” (by The James Gang/Joe Cocker). The guitar and dobro effects were perfect for the cover, particularly the driving rhythm and lead melody of the intro and chorus.Shortly after came the driving banjo leading on “Radio Blues,” featuring the best vocals of the night by Bruzza, with great enunciation and tone. The track included fascinating dobro and guitar solos that — even at this late point in the show — demanded closer attention and visual connection.Next came a quiet, gradual intro, as is typical, to GSBG crowd fave “Windshield.” The audience finally was quiet and paying close attention as Hoffman captured them with his voice. The last song of the second set was “Run or Die,” with some gritty, hard-rock dobro effects and guitar-pickin’ calisthenics, while the mandolin kept a fiery pace going on rhythm, even during a soft funky bass solo by Mike Devol. The solo grew into a driving, breakneck full-band jam led by Hoffman, channeling Jeff Austin / YMSB circa 2010 at Red Rocks: just going off, lost in his own internal high-speed-bluegrass universe.After revisiting the “this is the last Casual Wednesday” joke, the soulful, classic waltz encore kicked off, “Drink Up and Go Home,” which was originally recorded by Carl Perkins and later by Jimmy Martin, Bobby Bare, Jerry Garcia and David Grisman, among others. If anyone ever sounded more like they’ve suffered heartbreak when they sang this tune, I sure haven’t heard it. Hoffman’s voice is so rich with emotion; it is refreshing and particularly impressive when you see it at shows again and again. It was indeed beautiful, moving and even provocative. Then, they tripled their tempo for a 45-second wrap-up jam, closing out the number and the night on a string of energetic high notes.You can check out photos from Greensky’s performance last night, courtesy of Jeremy Scott, plus the setlist, below.Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass | George’s Majestic Lounge | Fayetteville, AR | 5/17/2017Set I: Into The Rafters, The Four, Room Without A Roof, Gumboots, Merely Avoiding, Worried About The Weather, *Casual Wednesday, *Wild Bill Jones, *Last Winter In Copper Country. Can’t Stop NowSet II: What’s Left Of The Night>Miss September, Pig In A Pen, Blood Sucking F(r)iends, Anders Banter Talk> Broke Mt. Breakdown>Walk Away>Down The Road>Broke Mt. Breakdown, The Radio Blues, Windshield, Run Or DieEncore: Casual Wednesday Reprise>Drink Up And Go Home>Broke Mt. Breakdown* with Joshua Davis Load remaining imageslast_img read more


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first_imgA perfect place to cool off.THIS two-storey home on an elevated block is going under the hammer in Manly.The property at 58 Britannia St has five bedrooms, entertaining deck and in-ground pool.Rob and Melanie Astill bought the home in 2005 and gave it a revamp.“It was a lot more basic when we bought it,” Mr Astill said.“We put in the pool and solar, re-decked part of it, painted and added stairs to the front of the home.”Picturesque, inside and out.Mr Astill said the home was spacious enough for his family of five and was in a great location.“We’re only 200m from the water and we’ve got so much close by,” he said.“We’re on a very good street, one of those old, wide streets, with great neighbours.”On the ground level of the home there is a garage area, three bedrooms with built-in robes,a full-size bathroom with toilet, and a laundry.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The family room is spacious and opens through sliding doors to the entertainment area.Beautiful wooden floors and a neutral decor create a welcoming space to relax.Back inside, internal stairs lead to the second floor where there is a fourth bedroom with built-in robe, another room that could be used as a study or fifth bedroom, and a second bathroom.There is also a lounge room, kitchen and dining room on this level. The big kitchen has plenty of bench and cupboard space, stainless steel appliances andtiled flooring.The dining room opens to the large deck with elevated outlook.A spacious dining area is ideal for family get togethers.Timber floors feature throughout all the living spaces and the home is airconditioned.Outside there is a solar-heated in-ground swimming pool, garden shed and low-maintenance lawn and gardens.Mr Astill said the home gets good bay breezes and is quite high up on Manly hill.The property is being marketed by Tandi Gill and Travis Gill from REMAX Advantage.The floorplan of 58 Britannia St, Manly.last_img read more


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first_img Press Association He added: “We all recognise the English game is the most honest in the world and has been for many years. At Norwich this season the energy their two wide players expended was phenomenal. They ran 100 miles. That’s an example of the Premier League. “And the Reading game, when it went to 3-2, I thought we were going to lose 30. There are a lot of games I’ve watched this season, when I’ve said to myself ‘are they trying?’ – of course they’re trying. “These teams have 3,000 fans following them away from home. There is no way they could come to Old Trafford and not do their best. That also applies itself to the Etihad, Stamford Bridge, the Emirates or Anfield. That is the nature of the English game.” Stoke are one of the sides who got their noses in front against United earlier in the season, only to eventually lose 4-2. That was at a better time for Tony Pulis’ men though as now they find themselves slithering dangerously close to the drop zone, having collected just six points from their last 13 matches. Stoke are now only three points in front of third-bottom Wigan, having played a game more, and last weekend were beaten on home soil by Aston Villa. The normally rock-solid home support has started to turn against Pulis, whose style of play has started to attract more intense criticism from those who pay to watch it. Still Ferguson anticipates a thorough examination. “It’s always a difficult place to go to,” he said. “Ask any manager or player, you know you have to perform to get a result there. You have to stand up to the mark because they do present a challenge.” Despite Manchester City’s victory at Old Trafford on Monday, the Blues still trail their rivals by 12 points in the Premier League title race. The likelihood is that gap will get even wider this weekend, when United head to Stoke as City are engaged in FA Cup combat. Last week, City boss Mancini claimed one of the reasons why United have such a formidable advantage is that their opponents play with fear against them and believes they cannot win, but Ferguson said: “That’s absolute nonsense. He was maybe looking for a bit of self-sympathy or something like that.” center_img Sir Alex Ferguson has blasted back at Roberto Mancini’s claims Manchester United have it easy and accused the Italian of looking for “self-sympathy”.last_img read more


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first_imgAdrianna Young of Wellington swim team. (file photo)by Bliss Baird, special to Sumner Newscow — Something unusual happened Tuesday night as the Wellington Sailfish traveled to compete with the Derby Dolphins. Something that began with a heat sheet filled with Wellington swimmers, continued when less than a handful of disqualification slips were distributed, and concluded as Wellington’s older swimmers performed the brutal 200 IM and 400 free. Something that left the coaches holding their breaths and checking their emails as they waited all night and all morning for the final results to arrive. When they did, jubilation set in – Wellington had WON!To be sure, Wellington has won some meets in the past, but never in head coach Lyndsie Oathout’s memory have they bested perennial powerhouse Derby. The host team’s long course pool was an added challenge. Staring down all 50 meters can be daunting to any swimmer who practices in a facility half that length, but it is especially intimidating to first-time swimmers. Nevertheless, Megan Davis, Lakin Dry, Trent Haines, Rome Hunt, Shi Wise, and Isaiah Winger exhibited courage and perseverance to complete their events.While the big story of the night was the team’s win, success would not have been possible without individual victories. Swimmers measure their progress through best times. While beating a time set during the peak of the previous season is not expected at the first meet, many Sailfish attained spectacular cuts. Alysa Stewart sliced 102 seconds off of one race! Laney Dillon, Alara Wilson, Maddox Miller, and Emma Dillon each cut more than 50 seconds during the night. Hayden Stow dropped 45 seconds in just two races. He could not cut time from his 50 back because he had never swam it before, but he could surprise his five Derby opponents by winning it from the slowest heat!Besides setting personal bests, individual success comes in the form of qualifications for post-season meets. Swimmers earn the opportunity to swim an event at these meets through achieving a qualification time or “cut” set by Missouri Valley Swimming. The first tier is Districts. At the Derby meet, Marisa Black and Jordan Thompson punched their tickets in the 50 free. Black also earned a spot in the 100 backstroke. Despite aging up over the offseason, Jensen Lynnes proved that the faster time standards are no match for her. She clinched qualifications in all three of her events: the 50 free, 50 back, and 50 breast. Nash Oswald qualified for Districts in the 50 free and 50 fly (dropping nearly 12 seconds in the process!), but he did not stop there. Oswald claimed a Championship cut – the level above Districts – in his 50 backstroke. Championship cuts are always an achievement, but seizing one at the first meet of the season is especially remarkable.All in all, Tuesday’s meet was one that will live long in Sailfish lore. After two weeks of frigid, challenging, and early practices, Wellington swimmers’ hard work paid off to make history and their coaches’ day.  Sailfish, let’s do it again next week!This week’s top finishers were:Marisa Black (First – 15-18 Girls 50 Free; First – 100 Back; First – 400 Free)Megan Davis (Second – 8 and Under Girls 100 Free)Michael Davis (First – 9-10 Boys 100 Free; Second –50 Free)Rose Dickinson (Third – 15-18 Girls 200 Free)Emma Dillon (Second – 13-14 Girls 50 Free; Second – 200 IM; Third – 100 Free)Laney Dillon (Third – 9-10 Girls 50 Back)Lakin Dry (Second – 11-12 Boys 100 Free; Third – 50 Free)Alec Gonzalez (Third – 9-10 Boys 50 Back)Emberly Gonzalez (First – 13-14 Girls 50 Free; First – 100 Free; First – 100 Breast)Macy Gonzalez (Third – 11-12 Girls 50 Fly; Third – 200 IM)Cat Green (Second – 15-18 Girls 400 Free; Second – 200 Free)Colin Green (First – 13-14 Boys 100 Breast)Chance Hamel (First – 15-18 Boys 200 IM; Second – 50 Free; Second – 100 Breast)Kailey Klein (First – 15-18 Girls 100 Breast; Third – 400 Free)Derick Kotchavar (First – 13-14 Boys 50 Free; First – 200 Free; Second – 100 Free)Dakota Lynnes (Second – 13-14 Boys 50 Free; Second – 100 Breast)Jensen Lynnes (Second – 11-12 Girls 50 Free; Second – 50 Breast; Third – 50 Back)Quinn McCue (First – 13-14 Boys 400 Free; Third – 100 Free)Nash Oswald (First – 9-10 Boys 50 Free; First – 50 Back; First – 50 Fly)Hayden Stow (First – 8 and Under Boys 50 Free; First – 50 Back; First – 100 Free)Jordan Thompson (First – 15-18 Girls 100 Free; Second – 50 Free; Second – 100 Back)Alexis Tracy (Second – 15-18 Girls 100 Breast)Mackinze Tracy (Third – 15-18 Girls 100 Back; Third – 100 Free)Timothy Tracy (First – 13-14 Boys 100 Back)Arallai Wartick (First – 8 and Under Girls 50 Back; Second – 50 Free)Alara Wilson (First – 8 and Under Girls 50 Free; First – 100 Free; Second – 50 Back)Maddox Wylie (First – 9-10 Boys 50 Breast; Third –100 Free)Makenna Wylie (Third – 9-10 Girls 50 Breast)Megan Wylie (Third – 13-14 Girls 100 Back)Silas Wylie (First – 15-18 Boys 200 Free; Third – 100 Free)Aidan Young (First – 13-14 Boys 200 IM; Third –50 Free)Aurora Young (First – 9-10 Girls 50 Back; First – 200 IM)Terrell Zani (Second – 15-18 Boys 100 Back)First-place relay finishes:Michael Davis, Travis Cody, Maddox Wylie, Nash Oswald (9-10 Boys 200 Free)Quinn McCue, Aidan Young, Derick Kotchavar, Dakota Lynnes (13-14 Boys 200 Free)Jordan Thompson, Rose Dickinson, Mackinze Tracy, Marisa Black (15-18 Girls 200 Free)Silas Wylie, Terrell Zani, Colin Green, Chance Hamel (15-18 Boys 200 Free)Alec Gonzalez, Maddox Wylie, Nash Oswald, Michael Davis (9-10 Boys 200 Medley)Aidan Young, Colin Green, Quinn McCue, Dakota Lynnes (13-14 Boys 200 Medley)Mackinze Tracy, Alexis Tracy, Marisa Black, Jordan Thompson (15-18 Girls 200 Medley)Terrell Zani, Silas Wylie, Chance Hamel, Derick Kotchavar (15-18 Boys 200 Medley).Full Wellington Swim Team results are here: results DSC v WELL 7 June 2016Follow us on Twitter. 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Congratulations Wellington Sailfish Swim Team for victory against Derby this week! Report Reply 0 replies · active 218 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down CL-D · 218 weeks ago Way to go Sailfish! Bliss does such an amazing job at writing these articles for all to read. They are so lively and it as if you were right there and did not miss anything! Look forward to reading more about how well the team does this year Report Reply 0 replies · active 218 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Ted “Theodore” Logan · 218 weeks ago Man, I sure love reading Bliss’ articles. Well constructed sentences and paragraphs make reading articles much easier than choppy little “Dan-Brown-1-page-chapter” type articles. Have her write more, please. Report Reply 0 replies · active 218 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. 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