Roosevelt Collier: Master Of The Sacred Steel, Hendrix, And Sit-Ins

first_imgRoosevelt Collier is one of the most sought after sacred steel players in the game. He is often listed as an “Artist-At-Large” on dozens of festival lineups throughout the year, playing with all the bands and artists looking to add that soulful steel sound that he graces the stage with. “I really didn’t think of myself  as being sought after. When it comes to jamming with others, I just really enjoy making music with people,” Collier explains, “I enjoy the possibilities of what could happen at any given moment.”Collier is also a Jimi Hendrix aficionado, having performed the material of the guitar god time and time again. He will once again do so this Friday night, February 24th when he, along with Dopapod’s Rob Compa (guitar) and Chuck Jones (bass), and TAUK’s Isaac Teel (drums), perform a special tribute to Hendrix’s Band of Gypsy’s-era material at American Beauty in New York City (purchase tickets here).We decided to take a look at some memorable collaborations from Collier’s career, and it is like a “Who’s Who” of incredible artists. A cover of “Little Wing” with none other than Oteil Burbridge, Kofi Burbridge, Jeff Sipe, and Count M’Butu? Yeah, that happened. Rocking out to “Voodoo Child” with Warren Haynes in Miami at a late-night show, or sitting in with Anders Osborne on The Band‘s “When I Paint My Masterpiece.” Then there was that time at Bear Creek in 2012 when he joined Skerik and Mike Dillon’s Dead Kenny G’s project, along with George Porter Jr. and Billy Martin. Or rocking out to JJ Cale’s “Ride Me High” with Widespread Panic and Bobby Lee Rodgers in 2013.There is a reason Roosevelt Collier is one of the most respected musicians in the scene today. Last year on Jam Cruise, he hosted his own super jam on the main stage, which brought out a laundry list of artists that include Paul Hoffman and Anders Beck of Greensky Bluegrass, Eric Krasno, Snarky Puppy, Dumpstaphunk, Fred Wesley, Ron Holloway, Nigel Hall, Eric McFadden, Todd Stoops and many more. And then, just last week, there was the performance of “Spanish Castle Magic” from the legend’s 1967 Axis: Bold As Love album. Take a look at a few of these aforementioned performances below.[courtesy of Barry2theB][courtesy of CHeeseHeaDPRoDuCTioNS][courtesy of FunkItBlog][courtesy of CHeeseHeaDPRoDuCTioNS][courtesy of Mountain Jam Festival][courtesy of FunkItBlog]Tickets for Roosevelt Collier’s Band of Gypsy’s Tribute are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. Local NYC jammers Dorsia will be providing support for the performance. For show updates and additional information, check out the Facebook Event page.last_img read more

New governor proposes cuts to higher education

first_imgNewly inaugurated Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal includes plans to slash more than $1 billion from California’s public higher education system, which has long been considered a model for other states.Brown promised during his campaign to tackle California’s mounting debt and enforce state fiscal responsibility. In his inaugural address on January 3, Brown emphasized the necessity of budget cuts for the recovery of California’s economy.Jerry Brown | Creative CommonsThe proposed budget would cut $500 million from the University of California and the both California State University systems and $400 million from the state’s community colleges.Ann Crigler, USC professor of political science, said the cuts to higher education will challenge the ability of state universities to award financial aid and attract esteemed faculty, something that could actually benefit a private university like USC.“There are ramifications for the number of dollars [those schools] are going to receive for financial aid,” Crigler said. “If faculty in the UC and CSU systems are not getting support in research and salary, then it will be easier for USC to attract the best faculty.”Although USC is a private university, the budget cuts will still affect the USC community, according to Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics.“Students are still residents of California and would end up dealing with budget cuts in a whole range of areas,” said Schnur.One key way the cuts will affect USC is by decreasing the number of potential transfer students entering the university. As community colleges face overcrowding problems, it is becoming difficult for potential transfer students to find space in the classes they need to apply to USC.“If our community colleges sustain reductions of this magnitude, we anticipate up to 350,000 students will be turned away next year,” said California Community Colleges Chancellor Jack Scott in a media statement.In 2010, USC received a total of 9,590 transfer applications, 59 percent of which came from California community colleges and 10 percent from CSU and UC schools.The state budget cuts are expected to total $12.5 billion and include a 10 percent decrease in state salaries, as well as a $1.5 billion slash in welfare. A final budget solution will be decided on later in the spring.last_img read more

Tough task ahead of Tipp footballers against Armagh

first_imgTipp’s footballers face a tough task in today’s must-win qualifier against Armagh.Armagh will be seeking revenge for their defeat at the hands of Tipperary in the league this year, when Tipperary were promoted to Division 2.Liam Kearns has handed a championship debut to Willie Connors, and Philip Austin comes back in to start the game. However, Tipp are still sweating on the fitness of Paddy Codd and Michael Quinlivan.Clonmel Commercials Charlie McGeever says he’s confident in the players…Former Armagh manager Joe Kernan says the loss to Tipp in the league will help Armagh…Throw-in is at 5 o’clock in Semple Stadium – Tipp FM’s live coverage comes in association with Jim Strang and Sons, Kilsheelan, main Peugeot dealers.last_img

Dunder and Wunderino named as latest AffiliateFEST sponsors

first_img VBET agrees Armenian Premier League and Armenian Cup sponsorship August 13, 2020 Popular online casino brands Dunder and Wunderino have become the latest operators to sponsor the fourth annual AffiliateFEST, which takes place in London on Wednesday 19th September at the Hilton Hotel, Olympia. They join previously announced sponsors Novibet, Videoslots, Intertops, Buffalo Partners, Income Access, VBet, and in supporting the event which offers accelerated digital learnings for igaming affiliate entrepreneurs. Adam Webber, Head of Acquisition at Dunder Casino, said: “Dunder is always keen to meet and engage with its affiliate partners as they are such an important part of our story and continued success. “AffiliateFEST looks like a great event to get involved with and provides us with an opportunity to catch up with existing partners and meet some new ones also.” Sam Kyller, Head of Acquisition at Wunderino, said: “We have heard a lot of good things about AffiliateFEST and our expectations are set very high. This premium event is a rare opportunity to meet and engage with new partners as well as catching up with existing ones.” AffiliateFEST provides a unique opportunity for affiliates and operators to meet in a highly educational environment for both parties. The event’s bespoke agenda has been tailored to deliver real insight, genuine value and plenty of actionable tips and tricks. The fourth running of the event will see attendees hear from the brightest minds and creative talents in the digital space, including keynote speaker Ben Jeffries from and a range of experts from the likes of SearchBrothers, Harris Hagan and Digital Fuel. The focus this year is on helping affiliates better understand the code of advertising and where the opportunities for growth and revenue development lie. This includes the role artificial intelligence and blockchain will play in the affiliate sector moving forwards. The event also offers a plethora of networking opportunities throughout the day where delegates can talk with digital and igaming experts in a fun and relaxed environment. Lee-Ann Johnstone, founder of Affiliate Insider, which runs AffiliateFEST, said: “We are thrilled to announce the support of two more big-name brands in the form of Dunder Casino and Wunderino. “Their sponsorship is evidence of how AffiliateFEST has grown since it launched and the positive value it delivers to affiliates and operators alike. I would like to thank both operators for their support and believe they will be a big part of the event’s success.” Affiliates wishing to attend AffiliateFEST can register here, while operators or suppliers interested in sponsorship can enquire here. Vbet sponsors AS Monaco as Ligue 1 kicks off new season August 24, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Share Submit Affiliate concerns: Maintaining trust in the modern market July 9, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more