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

Norwegian sovereign fund halves coal company holdings

first_imgNorway’s sovereign fund has nearly halved its exposure to thermal coal since the beginning of the year, only retaining shares in companies where mining is one of several business areas.Since the end of 2014, the NOK7trn (€806bn) Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) has divested seven coal mining companies, leaving only eight manufacturing thermal coal used in energy production – worth only 0.01% of its entire equity portfolio.Yngve Slyngstad, chief executive at Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), told a Norwegian parliamentary hearing the fund retained its stake in large mining conglomerates but that the divestment came as part of its sale of a dozen companies due to concerns over water, deforestation and carbon emissions.The chief executive said: “Some sectors are facing particular environmental and social challenges. Based on an overall financial assessment, we may divest from individual companies. Over the past three years, we have sold off our shares in 114 companies on the basis of such assessments.” The fund earlier this year divested a number of firms over its environmental and human rights records, including some involved in the acquisition of phosphate from Western Sahara.Across its entire portfolio, NBIM now only retains NOK31.5bn in coal and general mining projects, slightly smaller in size than its dedicated environmental mandate of NOK42bn.Slyngstad compared the return of the environmental mandate with that of the whole fund, noting that the 5% return fell short of the 7.6% produced overall in 2014.“The environment-related mandates are currently confined to stock market segments that are well suited to active investment management,” he added.“Our investment managers have outperformed the environmental indices we use as a benchmark.”However, Slyngstad noted that the environmental mandate had underperformed the fund’s overall equity portfolio by 7 percentage points since its inception in 2009, echoing earlier comments.In his own remarks before the committee, Norges Bank governor Øystein Olsen also said the sovereign fund’s potential expansion into infrastructure would bring with it a team dedicated to the asset class.Discussing NBIM’s approach to real estate, in line with its goal to invest 1% of assets into property a year until it hits the current 5% cap, Olsen noted that a standalone property management team had been established.New properties will either be approved by the real estate team’s investment committee or, where sizeable acquisitions are occurring, by the fund’s executive board.Olsen noted that establishing an unlisted infrastructure portfolio is likely to see a similar resource-intensive approach to investment.The Norwegian government last year announced it would investigate relaxing the current 5% hard cap on real estate, and including infrastructure assets in the fund’s investment universe.last_img read more

USC bounces back with win over Arizona

first_imgThis season, the USC women’s basketball team has shown an ability to defend its home court by any means necessary.The Women of Troy (13-6, 5-3) have won high-scoring shootouts and defensive battles.The USC Women’s Basketball Team are defending their court by any means necessary. | Daily TrojanOn Thursday, they overcame a slow start to beat Arizona 81-72.The win, coupled with a loss by Arizona State, moved USC back into sole possession of third place in the conference.Arizona (13-6, 4-4) dropped one game back in the conference race with the loss.“After a tough weekend up north, I thought we rebounded and responded extremely well,” said USC coach Michael Cooper.  “I thought we did a good job of playing hard for 40 minutes.”Early on, it looked like the Women of Troy might be suffering a hangover from their blowout loss last weekend to Stanford.USC failed to generate much offense for most of the first half, although the team closed the half strong on a 16-7 run.That spurt helped the Women of Troy take a 31-23 lead into the break, despite Wildcats guard Brooke Jackson banking in a three-pointer at the halftime buzzer.“As long as we keep playing hard and hitting our shots those kind of [runs] happen,” said sophomore forward Christina Marinacci.At halftime, junior guard Briana Gilbreath led the Women of Troy with 10 points and five rebounds.As a team, USC shot just 40 percent from the floor, but held Arizona to 25 percent shooting in a half where the Wildcats had more turnovers (13) than field goals (7).In the second half, both sides rebounded from their early offensive struggles.USC went to freshman forward Cassie Harberts early and often to start the second half.Harberts shot the ball on the Women of Troy’s first four possessions, converting three of those opportunities.“Cassie makes herself very available down there,” Cooper said.  “She moves well and she knows where to be at.”The outburst helped the Women of Troy stake a quick double-digit lead in the half, which they maintained for most of the second half.Arizona did close the gap to 69-63 with three minutes remaining on a steal and breakaway layup by forward Ify Ibekwe, but the outcome was never seriously in doubt after the break.“I think we relaxed a little bit more,” Gilbreath said.  “Things started opening up real wide for us.  We got easy layups, we ran the floor well, we had good [spacing] and the shots were there.”Gilbreath continued to give the Women of Troy a little bit of everything, scoring a team-high 20 points and adding nine rebounds, five assists and two blocks.Marinacci chipped in a season-high 17 points and just missed a double-double of her own with nine rebounds.Up next for the Women of Troy is a home date on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. against Arizona, who played No. 10 UCLA tough on Thursday and sits just one game back in the standings.“Every game from here on out is a big game for us,” Marinacci said.  “Especially playing at home because we want to keep this winning streak going.”last_img read more