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

Offshore Energy platform: connecting the gears

first_imgChange is the only constant. Thiswas as true for the ancient Greek who coined the phrase, as it is for us today.Our industry is changing. The need to innovate and transform are key in remaining relevant andfuture-proof. This is why we present the Offshore Energy platform. It combinesall the elements Navingo excels in, making the platform a connector ofcommunities. Expect daily news from markets of interest, in-depth articles andvideos, insights from industry leaders, an overview of the important players inthe business landscape and job boards.   Maritimeingenuity is needed to construct wind farms. Electric power is transmitted by subseacabling. Oil and gas is the fuel that makes the energy transition happen. Otherforms of renewable energy, like marine energy, are needed to meet energy demands.Without dredging, ports cannot function. Everything is connected. Because the editors of Navingo are on top of theirsubjects and can also take a step back and discuss the various businessactivities that are going on, they can connect the dots. What trends areintertwined? What developments are overlapping each other and what kind ofcross-market collaborations are taking place? The Offshore Energy platformprovides this information on the new fast and responsive website, refreshed withUX design. Why this new Offshore Energy platform? Think about it What does Offshore Energy offer? This is whythe energy transition and sustainable solutions are the main topics the newplatform focuses on. Our communities – the offshore, maritime and energyindustries – are front-runners in this change. A large part of the energytransition will take place at sea and sustainable innovations will reshape themaritime sector. By combining markets, we connect the gears that set the energytransition in motion. We give youvaluable insights and foresights. This provides an overview about what is goingon in our industries. The platform informs about projects, new products,companies, market opportunities and trends. We do this by providing day-to-daynews, combined with in-deptharticles and videos.   As an overview, we have combined the editorial power of,,,, and But we understand if you want to narrow it down. That is why we have created different landing pages for specific sectors. To meet your demands there is a clear navigation between markets, regions and topics. This makes it easy to look at your point of interest from every angle. In the end all developments and activities we cover, are fuelled by one crucial element; human capital. We understand that and use the reach of Offshore Energy platform to connect employees with companies. On our job board we gather job openings from different sectors. The job section offer a broad range of functions from technical positions to marketing jobs.     We see an interaction between sectors we cannot ignore. The driving force behind this is the state of the Earth. CO2 emissions are warming up the planet and pollution is damaging ecosystems. To ensure a sustainable future the energy transition is set in motion. Being future-proof within the oil, gas, maritime, offshore wind and marine energy industries means being part of the energy transition and investing in sustainable solutions. This is the way forward, for our business and planet. For us. Navingo is also the organiser of Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference. Next to providing relevant content, we connect people and companies. New insights and collaboration spur innovation. In the premium section of the website, conference sessions are available for the first time. Learn from industry leaders as they share their visions. Navingo believesin working together. We connect the maritime and offshore world for sustainablesolutions.last_img read more