The Del McCoury Band, The Travelin’ McCourys, Del And Dawg, & More Announce 2017 Fall And Winter Tour

first_imgThis fall and winter, music fans will have a chance to experience numerous incarnations of the music of Del McCoury and family, as he launches his most extensive tour in more than 15 years. The 35-date run will feature a different configuration of the McCoury family each night and includes dates billed as The Del McCoury Band and Del and Dawg, plus shows by The Travelin’ McCourys, which includes sons Ronnie and Rob McCoury.For a string of dates starting on November 26 and running until December 9, fans will be treated to “Del: Get On The Bus” shows featuring Del in intimate rock clubs across the West Coast and Colorado. “There’s so many great places to play and hear music, I just can’t stop,” McCoury said of his passion for the road and namesake festival, DelFest, in a press release. “I always love hearing other people play, even if I don’t see myself playing their type of music, I never walk away without having learned something new.”Don’t miss this chance to see Del McCoury and the The Travelin’ McCourys at venues near you.[Photo: Mark Raker Photography]The Travelin’ McCourys Fall / Winter 2017 Tour Dates* Grateful Ball with Jeff Austin Band~ with Infamous Stringdusters^ City Jam (featuring the region’s best pickers)10/3/2017 – Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA *10/4/2017 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY *10/5/2017 – Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, PA *10/7/2017 – Festy Experience – Arrington, VA10/7/2017 – Chapman Cultural Center – Spartanburg, SC11/9/2017 – Madrid Theatre – Kansas City, MO ~11/10/2017 – Fine Line Music Café – Minneapolis, MN ~11/11/2017 – Gabe’s – Iowa City, IA11/12/2017 – Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA11/15/2017 – Woodlands Tavern – Columbus, OH11/16/2017 – Old Rock House – St. Louis, MO ^11/17/2017 – Canopy Club – Urbana, IL ^11/18/2017 – Bluebird Nightclub – Bloomington, IN ^11/19/2017 – Park West – Chicago, IL ^The Del McCoury Band Fall / Winter 2017 Tour Dates^ Del & Dawg# Del: Get On The Bus Dates10/6/2017 – 3 Sisters Music Festival – Chattanooga, TN10/7/2017 – Plaza Theatre – Glasgow, KY ^10/14/2017 – Weis Center for the Performing Arts – Lewisburg, PA10/19/2017 – Manship Theater – Baton Rouge, LA10/20/2017 – Paramount Theatre – Austin, TX10/21/2017 – Show Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival – Farmers Branch, TX11/1/2017 – Harvester Performance Center – Rocky Mount, VA11/2/2017 – The Hamilton Live – Washington, DC11/3/2017 – Rams Head on Stage – Annapolis, MD11/4/2017 – The Liberty Showcase Theater – Liberty, NC11/26/2017 – Freight & Salvage – Berkeley, CA #11/27/2017 – Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. – Chico, CA #11/28/2017 – Humboldt Brews – Arcata, CA #11/29/2017 – Tower Theatre – Bend, OR#11/30/2017 – OK Theatre – Enterprise, OR #12/1/2017 – Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR #12/2/2017 – Triple Door – Seattle, WA #12/3/2017 – Rogue Theatre – Grants Pass, OR #12/6/2017 – Wheeler Opera House – Aspen, CO #12/7/2017 – Strings Music Festival – Steamboat Springs, CO #12/8/2017 – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom – Denver, CO #12/9/2017 – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom – Denver, CO #last_img read more

Wakeup call for communities – Ann Greene

first_imgBerbice rape-murderAs Guyana observes Child Protection Week 2017, the country remains in outrage over the recent case where a teenager was lured away, sexually assaulted and murdered in Sisters Village, East Bank Berbice.CCPA Director Ann GreeneIn light of this, Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA) Director Ann Greene has spoken out against gruesome attacks on minors, noting that it was a wakeup call for communities. This is as the Agency is of the belief that persistent intervention by residents in the area could have prevented the fatal outcome.Reports revealed that 13-year-old Leonard Archibald, of Brothers Village, was allegedly sodomised and dumped into the Berbice River while still alive, by two allegedly known child predators residing within the area.Reports are residents in proximity to the location of the attack recalled hearing screams, but failed to report the incident.In an interview with Guyana Times on Tuesday, Greene indicated that the CCPA has commenced consultations relating to the matter and in doing so, the Agency has met with the family of the now dead teen.Given the reluctance to alert the authorities despite being alarmed by the screams, the Director posited that the tragedy could have been averted.On that note, she lamented, “We could’ve gotten a better outcome for this child had the community been more involved and understand their roles and responsibilities. If you know of a predator in your community, that person must be identified, monitored and pushed to the criminal justice system.”Responding to comments that reports were made, all of which were to no avail, Greene argued, “Even if you say you reported to the Police, you best keep reporting this thing until action is taken. Here is where people can come out and stand up at the Police Station demanding action.”Adding to her calls for intervention at the community level, the CCPA Director is also urging families to be more vigilant as it regards the welfare of their children. In fact, she noted that they must not only go into protective mode for the females, but attention must be paid to the males as well.With the Berbice incident in mind, Greene reiterated that it was a wakeup call for communities and thereby emphasised the need for families, and by extension members of communities to be more invested in the protection and well-being of children, and to even be persistent when necessary.As such, she underlined, “We got other children out there and we got to use “out of evil might cometh good”. It is a wakeup call for other communities. You know something, you best say something. You best keep reporting until action is taken. You have a responsibility to keep the children in your community safe.”Meanwhile, the warning by the CCPA Director coincides with this year’s theme for Child Protection Week, “Partnering with families and communities for positive outcomes for children.”last_img read more