Tedeschi Trucks Band, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, & More Close Out Sunshine Music Fest With Friends & Family [Audio/Videos]

first_imgSetlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Sunshine Music Festival | Boca Raton, FL | 1/15/17Set: Anyhow, Don’t Know What > Keep On Growing, Within You Without You > Just As Strange, Crying Over You, Let’s Go Get Stoned, Feelin’ Alright*, Leavin’ Trunk^, Volunteered Slavery^, I Wish I Knew, I Pity The Fool, I Want More > Soul SacrificeEncore: A Song For You, Space Captain%, With A Little Help From My Friends* = w/ Dave Mason^ = w/ Luther Dickinson% = w/ Oteil BurbridgeEarlier on the same stage, drummer Joe Russo, keyboardist Marco Benevento, guitarist Tom Hamilton, bassist Dave Dreiwitz, and guitarist Scott Metzger also impressed with their Day-RAD set, jamming heavily from one Grateful Dead song to the next. They were the perfect pick-me-up on a warm winter’s day under the hot Florida sun, charging through the anthemic “I Know You Rider”, “Sugar Magnolia,” “Sunshine Daydream,” “Fire On The Mountain,” and more. The amazing Alecia Chakour joined for “The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion)” before she took the stage later in the evening with TTB.Thanks to CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS, you can enjoy Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s full show in the audio link below, as well as a few choice videos: Trucks, Tedeschi, and company were again left alone to close out a strong set with Santana‘s Latin-driven “Soul Sacrifice.” When the band returned to the stage, Susan dedicated the entire encore to their fallen friend Leon Russell. It was touching to see the vocalist sing “A Song For You” with pianist Kofi Burbridge, before his brother Oteil Burbridge joined the stage for a surprising “Space Captain.” The band was once again left alone to finish out on a strong note with Joe Cocker‘s “With A Little Help From My Friends.” See below for a video of Burbridge’s fantastic sit-in.You can enjoy Tedeschi Trucks Band’s full show in the audio link below, courtesy of CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS: Setlist: Railroad Earth | Sunshine Music Festival | Boca Raton, FL | 1/15/17:Set: Long Way To Go, Black Elk Speaks, Bird In A House, Stillwater Getaway, Day on the Sand, Dandelion Wine, Like A Buddha, Grandfather MountainWith brothers Luther Dickinson and Cody Dickinson, and bassist Danielle Nicole, the North Mississippi Allstars broke into the Main Stage for an early afternoon traditional throwdown. Powering through songs like “Shake What Your Mama Gave You”, “Spoonful” into “Mojo Working” and “Drinking Muddy Water”, featuring Luther on the homemade tin can guitar, NMA’s set was the perfect way to start the day: with dancing, singing, and plenty of jams. Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Sunshine Music Festival | Boca Raton, FL | 1/15/17:Feel Like A Stranger (SM) ->China Cat Sunflower (TH) ->I Know You Rider (All) ->Jam @ ->Jack Straw (SM & TH) ->Jam ->St. Stephen (TH) >Sugar Magnolia/SSDD (SM) >Fire On the Mountain # (TH)The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion) (AC)Samson & Delilah (SM)AC is Alecia Chakour (TTB) on Lead [email protected] – With Thrownin’ Stones Teases (MB, then Band)# – With a Unknown Tease (MB)Esteemed pianist and songwriter Bruce Hornsby, along with his band The Noisemakers, continue to endear themselves to fans everywhere with a soulful blend of Americana rock and roll. A splendid mix of originals and covers, Hornsby’s soulful music was only accentuated by the beautiful setting of the sun set, after Almost Dead and before Tedeschi Trucks Band. From a lengthy “Fortunate Son” > “Comfortably Numb” > “Fortunate Son” to a “Hoorah Hooray” with Hornsby on mountain dulcimer, the evening music was well-played in the grassy field and under the starry night. The fourth installment of Sunshine Music Festival was another great success, but it’s not the end of the road for Tedeschi Trucks Band. They head on to play the Orpheum Theatre tomorrow night in Memphis, before spending three nights at the Chicago Theatre, and continuing on their way. North Mississippi Allstars will stick with them for a number of shows, with Jack Pearson, Jorma Kaukonen, and more jumping in from time to time before TTB heads out on their European tour. Check the full tour schedule here.[Photo courtesy of Tim Kohan] In the late afternoon, singer/songwriter Dave Mason played through original tunes written for the band Traffic, including “Rock N Roll Stew”, “Dear Mr. Fantasy”, and “Low Spark”, along with his solo “We Just Disagree”, closing out with a soul-stirring “All Along the Watchtower” Jimi Hendrix cover. Mason made it over to the main stage to close out the night with TTB singing another original, “Feelin’ Alright” spreading the feel-good vibes throughout.Railroad Earth held down the second stage for the daytime slot, churning out their positive and jubilant brand of jammy bluegrass and keeping spirits high. With an envious setlist that heavily favored older tunes, their set strung together crowdpleaser after crowdpleaser, including “Long Way To Go,” “Black Elk Speaks,” “Bird In A House,” “Dandelion Wine,” “Like A Buddha,” and “Grandfather Mountain.”Thanks to Spyder9, you can enjoy Railroad Earth’s full show in the audio link below: The fourth installment of Sunshine Music Festival was a smashing success, bringing eight bands to two stages, from St. Petersburg to Boca Raton, Florida. The Tedeschi Trucks Band-hosted event is now an annual tradition of family and friends in their home state. This year’s roster held up some incredible acts, including Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, Mavis Staples, Dave Mason, Railroad Earth, North Mississippi Allstars, and Greyhounds. From beginning to end, the music was perfect. In the beautiful 70-degree Sunday weather of Boca Raton, FL, it was worth getting there first thing to see the music take shape from early afternoon until the starry night took over. See below for some words, audio, video, and setlists from some of our favorite sets.Tedeschi Trucks Band was an obvious highlight, as the twelve piece big band closed the night with a full 2 hour set of rock, soul, and funk-driven originals and covers to keep the crowd going through the night. The first portion of their set was mostly powered by their 2016 release Let Me Get By, giving songs like “Anyhow”, “Don’t Know What It Means”, “Just As Strange” and “Crying Over You” a life of their own before the covers exploded in undeniable force. Thanks to CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS, you can watch “Keep On Growing” in the video below:The band’s first guest of the night was Dave Mason, who sang his own original “Feelin’ Alright”, before Luther Dickinson joined the stage for a “Leavin’ Trunk” > “Volunteer Slavery” extended jam. Both sit-ins can be enjoyed in the videos below:last_img read more

Charles Preston Whitlock service held

first_imgFormer Harvard College Dean Charles Preston Whitlock died on April 27 after a brief illness. He was 95.Whitlock was the husband of Patricia H. “Patsy” (Hoey) Whitlock, with whom he shared 55 years of marriage. He was a resident of Gloucester for the past 33 years, having previously lived in Cambridge.Whitlock spent his entire career at Harvard University, where he earned a master’s degree in English in 1947. Beginning in the late 1940s he lectured in social psychology for more than two decades. From 1948 to 1958 he served as associate director of the Bureau of Study Counsel, where he co-authored “The Harvard Reading Films” with William G. Perry Jr. He later held a variety of administrative posts, serving as assistant for governmental relations to President Nathan Pusey from 1958 to 1970; associate dean, acting dean, and then dean of Harvard College from 1970 to 1976; and associate dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences from 1976 until his retirement in 1982.Whitlock had a long relationship with Dudley House, where he served as senior tutor from 1952 to 1958 and as master from 1976 to 1982. He is also remembered for his work with Phillips Brooks House.Whitlock’s time at Harvard saw particular challenges. Having served as a liaison to the City of Cambridge under Pusey, he was deputized during the student unrest of the late 1960s and worked to advance negotiations between students and the administration. As dean in the early 1970s he helped oversee the merger of Harvard and Radcliffe colleges.Whitlock was an enthusiast of exotic plants, especially bromeliads. He had extensive knowledge of music history, and especially loved both big band jazz and classical. He enjoyed spending time with family and appreciated the outdoors.He was born in New Brunswick, N.J., on June 19, 1919, to Frank and Rosena (Foster) Whitlock. A 1937 graduate of New Brunswick High School, he went on to attend Rutgers University and excelled both academically and in the ROTC program, where he was named best soldier. Whitlock graduated in 1941 as cadet colonel with a bachelor’s degree in English.As a pilot with the Army Air Force in World War II, Whitlock flew 57 combat missions in B-24s over the South Pacific, eventually becoming a squadron commander. He was highly decorated, receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Silver Star, among other commendations. Following the war he remained in the reserves and was officially retired from the Air Force in 1979 as a full colonel.In addition to his wife, he is survived by five children, Carol Whitlock of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Adam Whitlock and his wife, Linda, of San Diego, Susan Whitlock and her husband, Earl Lewis, of New York City, Matthew Whitlock and his wife, Penelope Neal, of Gloucester, and Beth Whitlock and her husband, Christopher Houlihan, of Sudbury; one brother, Baird Whitlock, and his wife, Joan, of Belfast, Maine; seven grandchildren, Christopher Fost, Ella Houlihan, Samuel Houlihan, Max Lewis, Suzanne Lewis, Lindsey Mickelson, and Michael Mickelson; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.He was the father of the late Cary Whitlock, grandfather of the late Gregory Fost, and brother of the late Foster Whitlock and Eloise Dunn.Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at the Annisquam Village Church, 820 Washington St., Gloucester, on Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations to be made to the Trustees of Reservations, 572 Essex St., Beverly, MA 01915-1530 (www.thetrustees.org) or the Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant St., Gloucester, MA 01930 (www.capeannmuseum.org).Arrangements are under the direction of the Pike-Newhall Funeral Home, 61 Middle St. Gloucester. For online condolences and register-book please visit www.pikenewhall.com.last_img read more

Work on the big stuff first

first_imgAs the daughter of a soil scientist, I listened up when Heidi Macpherson, Ph.D., started talking about filling a jar with rocks and sand.President of the State University of New York at Brockport, Macpherson presented at the Danielle Downey Credit Union Classic Women’s Executive Forum on July 18 in Rochester, N.Y. Sponsored by $859 million The Summit Federal Credit Union, Rochester, the three-hour event brought together female executives, golf pros and high school students served by the Hillside Family of Agencies around the theme of “Paths to Success.”Macpherson told about a consultant she once heard speak who showed a room full of overachievers a big glass jar. She placed good sized rocks in it up to the top and then asked the group, “Is it full?”The group said, “Definitely!”Then the consultant poured in some smaller pebbles into the jar, which filled the spaces between the rocks. The consultant asked again, “Is it full?”The group said, “Yes, now it’s full!” continue reading » 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more