Marco Benevento Takes Us On A Journey With New Live EP, “Woodstock Sessions” [Stream/Review]

first_imgThe venerable Marco Benevento has released his 7-song live Woodstock Sessions EP via Royal Potato Family and Woodstock Sessions today. The session was recorded in one take at Applehead Recording studio in Woodstock, NY in front of a live audience. Benevento, along with bassist Karina Rykman and drummer Andy Borger, performed a set that spanned the keyboardist’s entire solo catalog.The set starts off with three songs from his most recent studio album, The Story of Fred Short, including “Dropkick,” which sounds like a 50’s pop rock tune that could be heard on an old-school diner jukebox over a cheeseburger and some soda pop. The 22-minute opus “The Story of Fred Short” is a futuristic indie-sounding number, cut into various sections, that bears witness to a wild build segment of jamming from the trio, before making its way into a dance-inspired finale.“Bus Ride” from 2008’s Invisible Baby makes an appearance in the set with some heavy synth work from Benevento on keys, showcasing his masterful skills. He beseeches the crowd to “Make some noise….now or never” as the group goes into the 2014 track “At The Show” from Swift; never a boring moment at a live Benevento show. “Greenpoint” from 2010’s Between The Needles & Nightfall brings the album to a resounding close, finding some beautiful interplay between each member of the group. As always, Benevento and company take you on an incredible journey, and the Woodstock Sessions EP is keeps in that tradition.The album is currently streaming in full on Spotify, and you can take a listen below:last_img read more

Twiddle Reveals Lineup For Second Annual Tumble Down

first_imgVermont-based jam quartet Twiddle has announced the second installment of Tumble Down, set to go down July 28 and 29, 2017. The two-day music event will return to the beautiful shores of Lake Champlain at Waterfront Park in Burlington, VT. The all-age festival is set to include two full days of music and the outdoors, leaving room for fans to explore the wonderful town of Burlington and everything it has to offer.With four sets from hosts Twiddle, there will  also be performances from Fruition, Madaila, Aqueous, Midnight North, Lucid, Strange Machines, Holly Bowling, Teddy Midnight, Navytrain, and The Mangroves all along the water.In addition to the many lakeside performances, Tumble Down collaborates with Burlington’s famed Nectar’s to bring a bevy of late night performances! There will be separately ticketed late night shows with Everyone Orchestra, conducted by Matt Butler, and featuring members of Twiddle, Fruition, Midnight North, and Holly Bowling, as well as a very special Mihali and Friends jam with the Gang of Thieves, Lespecial, Backup Planet, and Pitch Black Brass Band.There will even be a Twiddle-inspired art exhibition led by Phanart. The White Light Foundation, a non-profit organization inspired by the band, will again have a positive presence at 2017’s event, supporting local community causes through fundraising and awareness initiatives.Tickets for two-day passes are available right here. See below for the full announcement!last_img read more

DexShell on How to choose the Right Waterproof Socks

first_imgBecause comfort always starts with your feet, it’s important to have the right sock for every adventure occasion. Dexshell is here to help with their extensive range of technically advanced, trustworthy element-repellent outdoor socks. Next time you head out into the field use this handy guide to select the right socks for your journey.unspecifiedThe right sock for every activity: When choosing a sock that’s right for you always consider: DexShell has a sock for every occasion:Ultra Thin Socks – This is the world’s thinnest waterproof sock! It is a super light over-the-ankle sock great for warmer conditions or aerobic activity in cold conditions. It comes equipped with a bamboo liner.Hytherm Pro – This is one of DexShell’s warmest socks with a full Merino wool terry looped liner. A long sock, it offers full over-the-calf clearance.  This is an ideal hunting piece and is perfect for someone who spends a lots of time outdoors during periods of prolonged cold.Trekking Sock – This calf-height sock comes equipped with an under-the-foot merino wool cushion pad. It is DexShell’s best all-around sock. The Coolvent Sock is the Coolmax version of DexShell’s Trekking sock and also comes in a synthetic version.Wading Socks – This knee-high sock features an in-cuff seal at the top to prevent water from coming into contact with your skin.  It’s full acrylic terry looped lining provides warmth and great cushioning. Running  – Ultra Thin SocksBackpacking – Trekking SocksHunting – Hytherm ProFishing – Wading Socks Your HeightYour preference of cushion vs no cushionThe materials you will choose – Merino vs Coolmax vs Bamboo etc..The activity and seasonunspecified-1last_img read more

Credit union junior boards aren’t just for fun

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Michael G. Daigneault, CCDA new idea has been popping up lately among credit unions: the development of junior boards. No, I’m not talking about associate board member programs, whereby potential directors are groomed and trained for a year or two before becoming full-fledged members of your credit union’s governing board. Junior boards are a whole different animal.For example, consider the junior board of $827 million U.S. Eagle Federal Credit Union, Albuquerque, N.M., Its junior board is composed of eight teens – all upper-class high school students or college freshmen. In a recent Albuquerque Business First article, Director Pamelya Herndon, CPA, says it was “an idea to get more young women involved…What we try to teach is financial literacy, and to get other board members to come in and talk about what they do.”Here are some possible benefits of junior boards, both for the credit union and the junior board members:Junior board members can serve as a bridge (ambassadors) between the credit union and the late teen-early 20s age market. continue reading »last_img read more