Roosevelt 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.
Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 7 May 2019 4:34 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link29Shares Comment Ryan Fraser has been heavily linked with a summer transfer to Arsenal from Bournemouth (Picture: Getty)Ryan Fraser admits there is a ‘good chance’ he will remain at Bournemouth and see out his contract, despite interest from Arsenal.Unai Emery is expected to oversee a major summer overhaul with several of the club’s biggest earners likely to leave and the Spaniard targeting up to five new signings.The former Sevilla manager was keen to add a player who could offer a goalscoring threat from wide positions in January but was able only to secure the services of Denis Suarez on loan from Barcelona.Suarez has already returned to his parent club following a groin injury having failed to make a single start for Arsenal. The Gunners had been hopeful of engineering a deal for Fraser, who has scored seven goals and registered 14 assists this term, but the Scotland international admits he is yet to make a definitive decision on his future.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Denis Suarez has returned to Barcelona without making a single start for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)‘I’ve got a year left,’ he said. There’s a very good chance I’ll be here next season.‘If that’s that then I’m going to try my best as I always do and I’ll enjoy it. I love the group here and the fans. There’s no bad side to what’s happening.‘There’s a good chance I’ll be here next season and I’ll try and beat my assists record next season as well.’Asked if the recent speculation regarding his future has been a distraction, he added: ‘Not at all.‘I just love playing football so I just go and play football. I go out on the pitch and try my best and that’s all anyone can do.‘There’s no point in putting stress on yourself or burdens. If you’re going out to enjoy football, what’s the worst that can happen? You have a bad game.‘There’s a lot of things worse in the world than that.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Arsenal transfer target Ryan Fraser provides major update on his future Advertisement
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Ambati Rayudu’s announcement that he would retire from Ranji and focus only on limited-overs cricket raised a few eyebrows. With no white ball cricket scheduled in the Indian domestic season until February, Rayudu will have no preparation for the three ODIs in Australia which will begin from January 11. However, the 33-year-old from Hyderabad is not too fazed and he called the decision to retire as part of managing his workload. Speaking on the sidelines of the launch of the Junior Super Kings inter-school T20 championship 2018, Rayudu said preserving his body was the only thing that featured in his mind when he made the decision to retire from First Class cricket.“I am 33. I have had surgery to my knee in the past. I really wanted to make efficient use of my body in terms of the amount of cricket I play,” Rayudu said. When asked whether lack of preparation was an impediment, Rayudu that white ball cricket and red ball cricket preparation was different. “I mean definitely match practice is important. Anyway red ball cricket and white ball cricket there is a huge amount of difference. You can compensate by practising and playing other games,” the right-hander said.Read More | What must Virat Kohli’s India do to win the Melbourne Test?Virat Kohli has made it clear that the team management is looking at Rayudu as a No 4 option going into the World Cup but the Hyderabad batsman doesn’t have any choices or preferences. “I am basically not looking at any number as such. I am preparing for the series coming up in Australia. I am not really thinking too far beyond. As far as my training is concerned, I just look at my game and look at where I can improve and go about it,” Rayudu said.Read More | Varun Chakaravarthy reveals his excitement to play for KXIPAsked how challenging it was preparing for the ODI series in Australia, the Hyderabad cricketer said preparations were going on well for the tour. “International cricket in itself is a challenge… so, all I can say is that I am preparing for the upcoming series in Australia the way I should. All I can say is I am preparing well..,” he added.Following the end of the Australia series, India go on a tour to New Zealand where they will play five ODIs and three Twenty20 Internationals.
The medical cannabis farmers market scheduled to take place Sunday in Vancouver has been canceled.Event organizers at Medi Brothers Collective, a Vancouver-based medical marijuana delivery service, canceled the event Friday after the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay pulled the event’s contract, said Mike Sutherland, director of Medi Brothers.Pam Scott, director of corporate communications for Red Lion Hotels, said federal and state authorities contacted the hotel Friday and advised the hotel that “the conference would, in fact, be in conflict with state and federal law.”Scott would not disclose which federal and state authorities contacted the hotel.Clark-Vancouver Regional Drug Task Force Cmdr. Mike Cooke said he met with staff at the local hotel Friday.Cooke said he provided the hotel with information from the Washington State Department of Health and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration websites regarding what is and is not lawful regarding marijuana. Selling marijuana, even for medicinal purposes, is unlawful, Cooke said.“I simply left that information with them, and I guess they had their own internal investigation and decided to pull the plug,” Cooke said.