Chuck Leavell Announces That He’s Joining David Gilmour’s Band

first_imgFamed guitarist David Gilmour has added the Chuck Leavell to his touring band for his upcoming European tour.  The Pink Floyd man is surely excited to add Leavell’s legendary keyboard skills to the mix, as he has shown in his career with The Rolling Stones and The Allman Brothers Band. Leavell recently posted his thoughts on the interesting collaboration on his website:I was pleased and surprised to be contacted by David (Gilmour) a couple of months ago asking me if I would be available to tour with him in June and July. My first contact with David was back in 1984 when I was the Musical Director of a show broadcast on MTV called “Guitar Greats”. David was a part of that, and he was amazing. Then a few years later when I was with Eric Clapton, David invited me and some of the other members of the band to his home where we had a memorable night talking about music and life in general. To have him reach out to me now is truly an honor, and I can’t wait to start work with him and the band. My good friend, Greg Phillinganes, who I was honored to work with during some of my Clapton days will also be playing keyboards on the tour and I look forward to “tag teaming” with him again. The timing for this is perfect, as the Stones will gear up again for our “Desert Trip” shows and some other activity in September and October. So this is proving to be an extraordinary year for me! – Chuck LeavellGilmour, who is still touring in support of his recently released album Rattle The Lock, will hit the road with Leavell and co. on June 25th in Poland, and will wind their way through Europe for a full month, finally ending their tour in Belgium on July 28th. If you’re in Europe this summer, make sure you catch this epic tour while you can, as it’s likely that Leavell will only be on this tour for a brief period of time before linking back up with The Stones at Desert Trip this October.In the meantime, check out our review of Gilmour’s brilliant show at Radio City Music Hall this past April.last_img read more

Anderson .Paak Flees Trump Trash Monster In Otherworldly New Music Video

first_imgAnderson .Paak has released an awesome new music video for his songs “The Season / Carry Me” and “The Waters” from his album Malibu. The video has an old-school, collage vibe that finds the versatile artists moving through several different unique, psychedelic, and introspective environments. Perhaps the highlight of the multi-part video is when .Paak runs from a trash-monster with Donald Trump’s face on it..Paak has been on the rise as of late, with the success of Malibu and a lengthy summer tour that has taken him and his band The Free Nationals to major festivals all over the world. Paak’s high energy combination of hip hop, R&B, soul, and funk is unique, and you get a glimpse of that diversity throughout this video.Watch Anderson .Paak’s new out-of-this-world music video, streaming below.last_img read more

Eight Phish Songs Were Just Added To The BMI Registration List

first_imgIt seems that the new Phish album could be released any day now, as eight new titles have just appeared on the band’s work title registration list on BMI. As BMI is responsible for Phish’s music publishing and royalties, the confirmed registration of these new titles – as well as some other recently registered works – could indicate that the new album release is imminent.The whole process began last winter, when Phish announced during their Mexico run that they would be working on an album during the off-season. That album was subsequently recorded in Nashville, and guitarist Trey Anastasio announced that the album was completed during the band’s performance in San Francisco, just a few weeks ago. With appearances at LOCKN’, Dick’s, and a fall tour on the schedule, this would be an ideal time to build hype surrounding a new release. The band also performed a number of new originals on tour.As reported by Phishatthemann, the number of Phish’s registered song titles jumped from 208 to 216 today. This can be confirmed by the work order number associated with each song, as the number increases proportionally with time – aka newer songs have higher numbers. There are eight songs that have numbers in the #22,000,000 range, listed below:-Ass Handed-Blaze On-Breadth And Burning (spelled differently than listed on LivePhish during summer shows)-Friends-Let’s Go-Miss You-Shade-Tide TurnsAdditionally, there are two songs that must have been added recently, as they are in the #20,000,000 range for their work order number. This includes “How Many People Are You” and “No Men In No Man’s Land,” both songs that debuted during the summer of 2015. As a reference, songs from the Fuego album appear in the #17,000,000-18,000,000 range, as they have now been registered for two years.An album with these ten songs is certainly exciting, though there is currently no inclusion of the 15-minute instrumental piece that was mentioned in an interview with Hamilton percussionist Andrés Forero back in June. Forero contributed to every track on the studio album after meeting the Phish crew at a performance of Hamilton back in January, and referenced a “15-minute piece with classical percussion” when talking about the unlikely collaboration. Also notably absent are “Mercury,” “Things People Do,” and “Waking Up Dead,” though the registration for those and others could still be in the works.It seems likely that an announcement of the new album could come any day now, and we’ll be sure to update when we have more information. You can check the BMI listing here.last_img read more

Ohio Commission Will Vote This Week on Whether to Require Ratepayers to Bail Out 2 Utilities

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享John Funk for the Cleveland Plain Dealer:The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio said late Tuesday it will vote Thursday on requests from FirstEnergy and American Electric Power to have customers help subsidize continued operations of older power plants.FirstEnergy in August 2014 filed a new rate plan containing unprecedented “power purchase agreements” between FirstEnergy Solutions, its unregulated company that owns its power plants, and its traditional utilities like the Illuminating Co., that are today just distribution companies.The agreements as proposed would have the Illuminating Co., Ohio Edison and Toledo Edison buy all of the electricity produced by the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant on Lake Erie and the coal-fired W.H. Sammis coal-fired plant on the Ohio River.The distribution companies would pay FirstEnergy Solutions whatever it cost to generate the power plus a 10.38 percent profit — and then immediately sell that power into the wholesale grid.If the companies received less money in the competitive markets where lower-priced power from gas-fired plants sets the pace, then customers would have to make up the difference.Extra charges would appear on the delivery side of their bills, meaning no customer could avoid the charges, even those customers buying power from other companies.FirstEnergy initially asked that the power purchase agreements run for 15 years but later agreed to an eight-year plan during negotiations with the staff of the PUCO.The company agreed that that plan would cost customers in its initial years but has steadfastly argued that it would save them money in later years because the cost of natural gas would rise over time, increasing the price of power from gas-fired power plants.Experts retained by the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel and the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) calculated that each of FirstEnergy’s 1.9 million residential customers could pay as much as $800 in higher bills, on average, over the next eight years (later updated in a federal case to $1,100 extra).The total additional costs shouldered by all FirstEnergy customers could reach $5.15 billion, the agency and NOPEC argued.Similarly, the OCC/NOPEC expert calculated that each of AEP’s 1.3 million residential customers could pay as much as $700 in higher bills, on average, over the next eight years (later updated in a federal case to $1,000 extra).The total additional costs borne by all Ohio Power customers could reach $3.1 billion, the agency and NOPEC argued.PUCO to decide FirstEnergy power plant subsidy case Thursday Ohio Commission Will Vote This Week on Whether to Require Ratepayers to Bail Out 2 Utilitieslast_img read more

Trail Mix | Eric Brace

first_imgEvery record is a personal snapshot, a delving into the history, of the musician performing the music.For Eric Brace, his latest release might be more personal, and historical, than most.Prior to moving to East Nashville in 2004, when he founded Red Beet Records, Brace spent his formative years in the Washington, D.C. area, where he eventually became a writer for The Washington Post and was the guitar playing front man for Last Train Home, a long time staple on the D.C. folk rock scene.Eric recently released C&O Canal, a collection of songs that harken back to his many nights in the clubs and venues around D.C., soaking in the sounds of many of the Americana world’s greatest artists. Recorded with long time songwriting partner Peter Cooper, who shares with Brace a long time connection to Washington, D.C., each of these tunes is a reminder of the rich, vibrant folk/country music scene that has long been entrenched in our nation’s capital.Songs written by such luminaries as Emmylou Harris, Karl Stroub, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Alice Gerrard, Ralph Stanley, and more are given due diligence by Brace, Cooper, and their cadre of superb backing musicians.I recently got the chance to talk to Eric about the Seldom Scene, the Washington, D.C. music scene, and the brand new record.BRO – You have been in East Nashville for a decade now. What do you miss most about Washington, D.C.?EB – From elementary school through high school, then most of my adult life, Washington was home. When I go back now to visit my family or to play gigs, it sometimes feels like a different city altogether, with all the changes since I left in 2004. But it will always be a place that triggers a million memories, from when I was 7, 17, 27, 37. In that way, no other city will ever compare to Washington. I miss the Washington Post, where I spent so many wonderful years. I miss hanging out at IOTA. I miss knowing 100 bartenders and chefs all over town. I miss knowing all the shortcuts to get anywhere in the D.C. area. I miss knowing the quietest place to lose yourself in an afternoon and the best place to get a bite at 3 in the morning. And I miss all the friends I made over all those years. These are things that come from knowing a city inside and out for years. I’ll never have that kind of relationship with any other city. But the biggest thing I miss is being a part of the Washington music scene. There’s so much talent there and such big hearts. I miss playing with all those folks and spending time with them. Reading their Facebook posts just makes me miss them all even more.BRO – “Hi, I’m Eric Brace with the Washington Post.” That had to be useful in scoring the best tables in the hottest clubs.EB – It is true, without a doubt, that I had the best job imaginable – “Nightlife Columnist” – for seven years. It still boggles my mind that the Washington Post gave me an expense account to go to clubs and bars and explore the city in a way very few would have been able to. I got to know most of the movers and shakers in D.C.’s nighttime world, but tried not to take advantage of that. I wasn’t allowed to take freebies, so I paid my way. Or, should I say, the Post paid my way. But I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t on a lot of guest lists.BRO – What do you remember about your first show at The Birchmere?EB – I’m pretty sure I was 15, so that was 1975, probably in the fall of that year. I went with my high school friend Steve Pierce, whose father was a big fan of the Seldom Scene. It was probably the three of us, on a Thursday night, when the Scene played every week. What I remember is being absolutely blown away by the band – I remember that they started with “Little Georgia Rose” – and feeling the immediate need to get back there and see them again. I remember a roomful of happy people with plastic pitchers of beer on every table.BRO – We went with Joe Triplett’s “Been Awhile” on this month’s Trail Mix. What did you want to feature that one?EB – I loved the Rosslyn Mountain Boys, and I had seen them at Desperado’s, a club on M Street in Georgetown, before their first record came out in 1977. That was when the drinking age was still 18, and folks weren’t checking IDs much anyway. That song, and their version of an old Moby Grape song, “Right Before My Eyes,” stuck with me. And then I’d hear them both a lot on good old WHFS and bought the albums as they came out. In 1999, my friend Peter Fox was producing a record called Americana Motel, which was a tribute to Washington’s folk, country, bluegrass, country rock, and alt-country scenes, but done by then-current D.C. artists. Peter asked me and my band, Last Train Home, to contribute a song, and I knew immediately we wanted to record “Been Awhile.” I thought we did a nice version of it for that release – it’s also on the Last Train Home EP Tributaries – but when we were picking songs last year for C&O Canal, I knew I wanted to rerecord it with Peter (Cooper) and Thomm Jutz singing. It’s just one of my favorite songs of Joe’s, and it has a lot of heart and depth and mystery to it.BRO – Ben Eldridge just retired from the Seldom Scene. I am sure he is out there, somewhere, reading this blog. Anything you’d like to share with him?EB – I’ve been lucky enough to have become friends with most of the original members of the Seldom Scene – not Duffey, but Ben, Tom Gray, John Starling, and of course Mike Auldridge, with whom I made two records:  The Skylighters and The Master Sessions with Peter and Lloyd Green. Last year I had a beer with Ben and his wife after they’d come out to a show that Peter Cooper, Thomm Jutz, and I played in Fredericksburg. I was happy I got to tell him to his face what an effect he and the boys had on an impressionable 15 year old. I absolutely wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing in music now if not for seeing him and the band back then. I told him I even bought a banjo soon after I first saw them, but that phase didn’t last long. It’s amazing that he played with them for more than forty years. He’s an inspiration.A number of dates Eric and Peter had scheduled to celebrate the release of C&O Canal got the keibosh due to the heavy snows that hit the Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia recently. The duo will be performing a number of tunes from the new record in a couple weeks on Music City Roots in Nashville. If you can’t make it to The Factory, home of the show, you can catch the live stream right here each and every Wednesday.For more information on Eric Brace, his recordings with Last Train Home and Peter Cooper, and all the great work going on at Red Beet Records, point your browser here.last_img read more

Trail Mix: Dave Eggar & Gathering In The Gap

first_imgDave Eggar embodies the most powerful combination of brilliance and eclecticism that I have ever witnessed in a musician.Over the last several years, I have seen Eggar perform live many times, from weddings to clubs to festivals, and he is just as comfortable playing Bach on his cello as he is playing Jimi Hendrix, all the while accompanied by tap dancers, Irish dancers, break dancers, opera singers, or even martial artists. Dissonant choices, yes, but Eggar, who debuted on Broadway at the age of seven, Carnegie Hall at fifteen, and has recorded, performed, or composed music with Evanescence, Tony Bennett, Coldplay, and The Who, among a host of others, makes it seem perfectly natural.Eggar, a resident of New York City, makes a concerted effort to travel through Southwest Virginia whenever he gets the chance. Such a rural, out of the way destination might seem odd, in and of itself, as his touring schedule regularly includes more exotic locales, particularly when he is on the road with American Idol winner Phillip Phillips, but for Eggar, it’s like coming home.So I consider it a distinct honor, and such a tremendous reflection on the region where I live, that Dave Eggar regularly brings his amazing talents here, and I look forward to his performance this weekend at the annual Gathering In The Gap Music Festival in Big Stone Gap, Virginia.I had the pleasure of chatting with Dave about the festival this weekend, playing bluegrass on the cello, and where in the world he is going next.BRO – You have become a regular on the Gathering In The Gap bill. What is it that keeps bringing you back?DE – I feel like Big Stone Gap is a second home for me. I have so many friends here and a deep love for the community. I look to and love Gathering In The Gap each year, as it brings together history and contemporary artistry in such a powerful way, from the morning competitions to the songwriting competition to the wonderful evening performances.BRO – One thing you can get in Big Stone Gap that you can’t get in NYC?DE – A true window into the history of Americana music in its purest and most honest form. Also, Alan Maggard’s studio, which has the real. authentic mountain music sound that I’ve never heard in New York City. And, of course, the mountains themselves!BRO – How does a classically trained cellist approach Appalachian string music?DE – The bow techniques were the most complicated for me. There are so many influences in Appalachian music – Irish, Scottish, spirituals, even gypsy music. It requires a very diverse and athletic use of the bow, so I practiced that a lot. Also, just working with so many old time musicians has been so powerful and exciting for me. It is those collaborations that influenced my style.BRO – Along the same lines, what’s your favorite fiddle tune to tackle on the cello?DE – I love playing “Jerusalem Ridge,” and most of Clark Kessinger’s repertoire.BRO – You and your cello don’t stay put for long. What projects are on your horizon after the festival?DE – Chuck Palmer and I just completed a huge symphonic project with the band Foreigner and the 21st Century Orchestra & Chorus, which we arranged and orchestrated and will be coming out in the next year. In a couple weeks, I’ll be hitting the road with Phillip Phillips. My band also has an exciting new show at the Barter Theatre on July 23rd, a collaboration with tap virtuoso Andrew Nemr called Tappalachia.As always, it’s a busy time for Dave Eggar. Keeping up with him is like a touring musician’s version of Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego. But I know where he will be this weekend, and Trail Mix wants to offer you and a friend to catch him, along with Grammy winning bluegrassers Steep Canyon Rangers and a score of other regional musicians, this weekend at Gathering In The Gap Music Festival.All you need to do is take a shot at the trivia question below and send your answer to A winner of two passes will be chosen from all of the correct responses received by 5 P.M. tomorrow (Thursday, May 25th).Good luck!!Question . . . . Dave has recorded with what late, great Southwest Virginia bluegrass icon?Also, a heartfelt thanks to our friends at Heart Of Appalachia for their support of Trail Mix the last three months. Being a resident of the Appalachian Mountains of Southwest Virginia, it has been a pleasure showcasing many of the musical outlets in the region.And while you are typing up that email to send in for your shot at those tickets, make sure to take a listen to this month’s Trail Mix, which features new tracks from the likes of Humble Tripe, Joshua James, Head For The Hills, and The Mastersons.last_img read more

Cortland County Sheriff’s office offers advice to avoid scams

first_imgCORTLAND, N.Y. (WBNG) – The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) is investigating a scam in their community and is offering tips to community members on how to avoid falling victim to it. “Don’t give up your name, don’t give up your date of birth, don’t give up any personal ID information whatsoever,” Caufield said. “Contact your local law enforcement agency.” But even then, he also recommends a much simpler option. “These folks went out, obtained gift cards from a local store, and then contacted these people back and the gave them the security codes on the back of the gift cards,” said Lt. Todd Caufield of the Office’s Criminal Investigation Division. As of Friday evening, a local couple has been caught up in sending money and gift cards to an unknown person out in California, posing as law enforcement. During this time at the sheriff’s office, Caufield has never heard of an agency doing this. “If there’s an agency out there that does that, in the 34 years I’ve been on the job, I have never seen a police department say, ‘If you come here and pay this money, you’re gonna get out of it.’ That’s not the way police departments work,” Caufield said. Caufield estimates “hundreds and hundreds” of scam calls have taken place during his stay at the CCSO, but that if you or someone get a call like this, there are simple, but important, rules to follow. Caufield told 12 News the couple had been coerced by the suspect or suspects through threats of search warrants and arrests if money wasn’t said. “As a matter of fact, just hang up the phone,” Caufield said. “People need to be vigilant as to what’s going on, your surroundings, what’s being asked of you, what’s being requested, what your thought is,” Caufield emphasized. “If something doesn’t sound right or feel right, inquire.” Caufield is asking retailers who notice a person or person buying gift cards in large sums multiple times to please reach out to the office as well. “It went from getting gift cards to putting actual U.S currency in a package and mailing it to them under certain conditions.” To go along with these rules, Caufield calling on everyone in the community to keep their head on a swivel. The scam investigation is currently ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office directly.last_img read more

Huawei hopes Biden brings a ‘reset’ to relations

first_imgThe Trump administration announced sanctions against China’s Huawei in August that effectively cut off the company from some technology it got from the United States. The measures added to a slew of actions the U.S. has taken in the past 15 months against Huawei, which it has accused of being a national security risk. Huawei refutes that allegation. – Advertisement – U.S. sanctions have put pressure on the company’s margins. For the first nine months of the year, revenue totaled 671.3 billion yuan ($98.57 billion), up 9.9% from the 610.8 billion yuan reported in the same period last year. That’s a significant slowdown in growth — in the first nine months of 2019, Huawei’s revenue grew by 24.4%.Meanwhile, Huawei’s net profit margin came in at 8% for the first nine months of the year, down from 8.7% in the same period last year.Like the United States, a rising number of countries including Sweden, France and the UK have banned Huawei from their 5G networks on security grounds.- Advertisement – “Of, course under the previous administration, we had a lot of challenges,” Scanlan said in apparent reference to the Trump White House. Huawei has been “working through those challenges” with customers and suppliers, said Scanlan, who spoke to CNBC as part of the annual East Tech West conference.Despite those problems, Huawei remains “optimistic” the two sides can resolve their differences. “We would welcome more dialogue,” said Scanlan, who added that “with dialogue comes understanding, then comes trust, and then people can do business together.”Margin pressure- Advertisement –center_img Scanlan sought to downplay “trust” issues countries may have about Huawei gear, insisting the company has been open in its dealings with governments globally.Scanlan underlined if a government “wants to inspect the products, then we show the products, we show everything that’s inside the products.”“They can bring their experts to us or us to them, and we can sit down and demonstrate that the product is trustworthy,” he said.“We do that across the world,” he said. Huawei hopes to “reset” relations with the United States under Joe Biden’s presidential administration, according to a senior executive at the telecom equipment and mobile phone giant. Paul Scanlan, chief technology officer at Huawei Carrier Business Group, told CNBC’s Arjun Kharpal that when there “is a change in government, there is always the opportunity to reset relationships. The unit of Huawei focuses on deploying 5G networks.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Thousands of Roadway Miles Paved, Hundreds of Bridge Projects Initiated this Year

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Thousands of Roadway Miles Paved, Hundreds of Bridge Projects Initiated this Year October 27, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Transportation Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that so far this year, roughly 2,100 roadway miles were paved and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has also put out contracts to preserve, repair, and replace more than 450 state-owned bridges and 18 locally owned bridges, and also completed 20 bridge projects with department forces.The announcement was made in conjunction with an event that PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards held today discussing the department’s progress with a portion of the 12.5 miles of Interstate 76 that were recently paved in the background.“Our transportation network is critical to moving goods and people, and we’re committed to continued quality and safety enhancements through our work and partnerships with the private sector,” Governor Wolf said. “We’re putting our resources to work across the state, in rural and urban communities alike. I promised my administration would deliver a government that works and PennDOT is making good on that.”During her media event, Richards noted that PennDOT has put out 588 total project contracts worth nearly $1.9 billion so far this year. Richards also noted that Governor Tom Wolf announced the department’s Road Maintenance and Preservation, or Road MaP, initiative earlier this year which adds additional investments in roadway maintenance, especially on lower-traffic roadways, as well as the Interstate system.The Road MaP investments will build on the department’s investments across the state. Of the miles paved so far this year, more than 100 were on Interstates and more than 960 were on lower-traffic roadways with fewer than 2,000 vehicles daily.Across PennDOT’s five-county District 6 region, more than 290 miles of state highway were resurfaced, 50 more than anticipated, and 39 bridges in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties were repaired or replaced.“We would not have been able to successfully deliver this many critical road and bridge projects to the region without additional funding from Act 89,” PennDOT District 6 Executive Kenneth M. McClain said. “Those extra dollars went directly into extending the service life of our highways and bridges, improving safety and strengthening our infrastructure.”For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 850 traffic cameras.511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.For more PennDOT information, visit Follow Local PennDOT Information on Twitter at, and follow the department on Facebook at and Instagram at read more

A series of rural properties have earned big ticket sale prices at auction

first_img1060 Wongwibinda Rd, Maiden Creek. Picture: PAIR of rural properties have earned big ticket sale prices under the hammer.The properties, marketed by Ray White Rural, were out to auction on Friday.The biggest price achieved at the in room auctions in Brisbane was for a property at Maiden Creek in Wollomombi in New South Wales.Bidding started at $5 million before increasing in $1m increments to $7 million. Bidding was still strong with the property announced on the market at $8.6 million and selling under the hammer for $8.85 million.The property was offered for sale for the first time since 1955.There were five residences on Maiden Creek. The main homestead, a four-bedroom house, with verandas.The 1821ha property was marketed by Ray White Rural – Guyra/Armidale’s Andrew Starr and Lachlan Cullen.Another rural property, at 716 Langs Rd, Monto attracted nine registered bidders and sold under the hammer for $1.06 million.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours ago716 Langs Rd, Monto. Picture: 842 ha cattle breeding block was on two freehold titles about 7.5km from Monto. It had black and chocolate soils, Silverleaf Ironbark, Moreton Bay ash and Appletree through to Narrow-leaf Ironbark.There are ten dams and two bores and an original set of timber yards plus good boundary fencing.It was listed through Kylee Seeds and Glen Duffin of Ray White – Mundubbera.A 17ha property at 747 Neurum Rd, Neurum was passed in.The property, known as Flametrees, has two homesteads on it.Along with a bore the property also has 140,000L on site water storage.It was marketed by Peter Douglas and Jason Mattiazzi of Ray White Rural.last_img read more