Trail Mix – Love Canon Album Release Concert Ticket Giveaway!!

first_imgBy submitting your answer, you are not being added to any mailing list. Your information is kept private and never shared with anyone.And tune in to the July edition of Trail Mix, which will feature Love Canon’s take on Mr. Mister’s “Kyrie,” along with brand new tunes from Arthur Buck, JOHNNYSWIM with Drew Holcomb, Hot Buttered Rum, Kinky Friedman, Israel Nash, and many more. I graduated from high school in 1990, so I am most definitely a child of the 1980s.My adolescence, complete with four years of high school in West Germany, included a steady diet of eighties pop hits and new wave music. My favorite bands, to this day, include The Smiths, Cure, and Depeche Mode, and I can still sing along to pretty much everything else you would have heard on the earliest days of MTV.Charlottesville’s Love Canon has taken the collective love shared by me and so many for eighties tunes to another level, remaking these monster hits on acoustic instruments.Next month, Love Canon will be releasing Cover Story, which includes renditions of tunes from Howard Jones, Billy Joel, REM, Mr. Mister, and Depeche Mode, among others. This new record follows the band’s first three Greatest Hits releases, which includes tune from Toto, Don Henley, J. Geils Band, The Police, and so many more.Love Canon is leading an eighties acoustic revival.But make no mistake. Love Canon is most definitely not a tribute band. This is not kitsch or schtick. These guys are bad ass pickers, with as much (if not more) prowess on their instruments as the bluegrass bands out there tackling more traditional Bill Monroe or Stanley Brothers standards. These guys prove their brilliance in their interpretations of these songs and the attention to detail and the work on Cover Story is simply genius.And as if the collective talents of Love Canon’s five members wasn’t enough, Cover Story has a rad list of guest artists, too. Dobro maestro Jerry Douglas, fiddling wizards Mike Barnett, Michael Cleveland, and Alex Hargreaves, vocalist Aoife O’Donovan, Soulive’s Eric Krasno, and acoustic genius Keller Williams all contribute to the remakes of these eighties classics.I chatted with Love Canon’s singer/guitarist Jesse Harper about taking 80s hits and working them up on acoustic instruments, 80s fashion, and the ultimate 80s singer sit in.BRO – How challenging is to take these songs and work them up on acoustic instruments?JH – It’s quite involved. We spend hours transcribing them and then working on which parts fit on which instruments. That said, it’s so much fun that it doesn’t feel like work.BRO – How does the range of the songs you pick to record and play challenge you as a vocalist?JH – The eighties are defined by dudes who could sing in the stratosphere. I don’t have that range, so we have had to move things down a few keys here and there in order to accommodate my vocal limitations. But I’m trying. I continue to be amazed at the talent of all of these groups we cover vocally and musically.BRO – Your own favorite 80s tune?JH – Ah, a tough one. I have so many. “Rosanna,” by Toto, is definitely on the list, and “Kyrie” by Mr. Mister.BRO – If you could get one singer from one of these tunes to sit in with the band, who would it be?JH – Paul Young? Or Sting.BRO – 80s fashion that you’d like to see make a comeback?JH – 80s fashion! It’s already back! I love Vans. And we aren’t sponsored or anything. Just so comfy and cool looking.Love Canon is in the midst of a run of show celebrating the release of Cover Story. Trail Mix wants to get you in to the performance space at The Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, Virginia, on Tuesday, July 3rd to catch a bit of that 80s nostalgia.Take a shot at the trivia question down below for a chance at two passes to the show! A winner will be chosen from all of the correct responses received by Noon on Tuesday, July 3.Good luck!Trivia Question . . . . Brit singer Paul Young, mentioned by Jesse up above, turned what tune penned by Daryl Hall into a chart-topping international hit in 1985?last_img read more

BLOG: Governor Wolf’s Week, April 3 – April 9, 2016

first_img By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf April 08, 2016 BLOG: Governor Wolf’s Week, April 3 – April 9, 2016 The Blog,  Weekly Update This week, Governor Tom Wolf signed two executive orders that expand protections from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender expression or identity for state employees and, for the first time, employees of contractors doing business with the commonwealth. Governor Wolf’s executive orders come as the Pennsylvania Fairness Act, which would apply these protections to all Pennsylvania workers, remains stalled in the General Assembly.On Tuesday, Governor Wolf joined Vice President Joe Biden to launch the “It’s On Us” National Spring Week of Action. This spring, the Week of Action is being held from April 3-9, during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Thousands of young people across the country will host and participate in events designed to not only raise awareness about the campaign but also continue to work to foster a culture of consent.Governor Wolf also continued to call on the General Assembly to pass government reform legislation and a statewide minimum wage hike.Monday, 4/4/16 Governor Wolf Announces 147 Jobs with New ContactUS Facility in Fayette CountyGovernor Wolf Outlines his “Government that Works” Reform Plan in PhiladelphiaGovernor Wolf Encourages Harrisburg Legislators to Raise the Minimum Wage Statewide in YardleyTuesday, 4/5/16 Governor Wolf Joins Vice President Biden to Launch “It’s On Us” National Spring Week of ActionGovernor Wolf Announces Basic Education Funding DistributionWednesday, 4/6/16Governor Wolf Announces Basic Education Funding DistributionGovernor Wolf to Sign Non-Discrimination Executive OrdersWolf Administration Announces Sutphen East Corporation Relocation and Expansion, New Jobs in Wayne CountyThursday, 4/7/16 Governor Wolf Outlines his “Government that Works” Reform Plan in Montgomery CountyGovernor Wolf Makes Remarks at the AFL-CIO ConventionWith Legislation Stalled, Governor Wolf Expands Non-Discrimination Protections for State Workers, ContractorsGovernor Wolf Statement on Aramark AnnouncementFriday, 4/8/16At Allegheny County League of Municipalities Conference, Governor Wolf Warns of Fiscal Cliff Facing PennsylvaniaGovernor Wolf Announces Tech Met Expansion, New Jobs in Washington CountyHighlights from The Blog:GUEST BLOG: Start of Spring Brings Greater Risk of Flooding in PennsylvaniaBLOG: Harrisburg Republican anti-choice bill is an attack on womenBLOG: Leaked Emails Expose Republican Plan to Cut Education to Balance BudgetBLOG: Non-discrimination executive orders are a first step in protecting PennsylvaniansBLOG: How Education Funding Is Being Distributed This YearBLOG: Pennsylvania’s legislature is behind other states on this important issue (again)BLOG: Governor Wolf Signs Two Anti-discrimination Executive Orders; Urges Legislature to Pass Statewide Anti-discrimination Bill (Round-Up)Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

AAG not financially bankrupt, says General Secretary

first_imgTHE Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG), in a press release issued yesterday, stated that the entity is not bankrupt but simply experiencing “cash flow issues”, when responding to allegations that the body did not fund a team to the South American Senior Championships because the AAG was bankrupt.The missive also explained that the “AAG did not have to attend” the South American Senior Championships, which was one of several factors being deliberated in deciding on whether to fund a team or not.“Decisions made by the AAG may not find favour with everyone, and that is a fact we are prepared to accept,” the release read.Guyana was represented last weekend at the South American Senior Championship by Winston George, Jenea McCammon and Owen Wilson, after the athletes were able to fund their own air fare to the meet. George went on to win gold in the men’s 400m in a time of 45.42 seconds.Following the discovery that the athletes were paying for themselves, AAG president Aubrey Hutson had told Chronicle Sport that “we don’t have money”.The release said the athletes made a “bold step to represent Guyana”.The press release, issued by the AAG General Secretary, Mayfield Taylor-Trim, was in response to recent claims in sections of the media that the Association was bankrupt after hosting South American Junior Championships earlier this month.“The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) has found it prudent to respond to the widespread falsehood. There is a big difference between “cash flow issues” and “bankruptcy”. We have made and will continue to make wise and prudent financial decisions in the dispensation of our mandate to our athletes,” Trim said.According to Trim, notwithstanding the Association’s attendance at the meet being expendable, the Association still intended to have representatives present at the meet in a “show of solidarity with CONSUDATLE” since of the 13 CONSUDATLE member federations, 11 attended the South American U-20 Championship in Guyana.“We therefore decided that we should attend to maintain our fraternity and friendship in South America,” she said.“Considering the facts stated, the AAG offered the athletes, who were willing to find their own airfare, the opportunity to compete in Paraguay. Winston George, Jenea McCammon and Owen Adonis took up the offer.”Further he noted that there still remained several upcoming events which were mandatory for the AAG to attend, including next month’s World Youth Championship in Nairobi, Kenya; Pan American Juniors in Lima, Peru, and the World Championship in London August 4-13.“The AAG must maintain funds in the coffers to participate in international competitions.”Notwithstanding, the ensuing financial situation, there remains“The AAG was happy for the opportunity to host the South American U-20 Championship, an event that will be remembered with joy. The IAAF, CONSUDATLE and the Guyana athletics family congratulated us on a job well done.“We would like to take this opportunity to thank President Granger and the Government of Guyana, the National Sports Commission, the Guyana Olympic Association, all of our sponsors, our fans and most of all our athletes for the pride and joy they brought us.”last_img read more