Bob Weir Joins Ramblin’ Jack Elliott For Surprise Sit-In At Sweetwater [Videos]

first_imgJourneyman folk singer and guitarist Ramblin’ Jack Elliot made a stop at Mill Valley, CA’s Sweetwater Music Hall for an acoustic headlining performance on Sunday night. Midway through the show, the Grateful Dead‘s Bob Weir surprised fans to join in on the fun, while playing a few tunes alongside his longtime friend and live collaborator. The two veteran musicians treated Sunday night’s attendees to a pair of tasteful covers of “Me and Bobby McGee” and “Mule Skinner Blues”.Elliot and Weir took the stage in matching cowboy hats for Sunday night’s surprise sit-in. Weir’s brief participation in the show should come as no surprise, as the two men have played the Sweetwater stage together in the past, and Weir is a part-owner of the revamped music venue located just north of the Bay Area. Weir used his electric guitar for the evening, and stood beside a seated Elliot (on acoustic) while both musicians strummed away to Jimmie Rodgers and George Vaughan‘s “Mule Skinner Blues”, followed by “Me and Bobby McGee”. The latter tune was originally penned by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster, and became one of the more popular covers within the Grateful Dead’s live catalogue throughout the early 1970’s.Weir seemed to really enjoy himself while belting out the “He-he-he-he-he-he” yodeling lines of “Mule Skinner Blues,” which earned him some well-deserved applause from the enthusiastic audience. Fans who missed Sunday’s show can tune into the fan-shot videos below to see the full (and partial) performances of both songs.Ramblin’ Jack Elliot with Bob Weir – “Me and Bobby McGee” – 1/13/2019[Video: rasberryripple1]Today, Bob Weir announced that his latest band, Wolf Bros, would be heading back out on tour with a run of 20 shows scheduled throughout most of March. Weir will also be heading to Mexico with Dead & Company later this week for the start of their annual Playing In The Sand destination event on January 17th-20th.last_img read more

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Syracuse overcomes sloppy play late in 65-60 win at Georgia Tech

first_imgSyracuse won, but did everything it could not to.Whether it was the Orange not making a single field goal in the final eight minutes, or the six turnovers and three missed free throws during the same stretch, SU was grinding out a game that, had Georgia Tech played any better, could have just as easily been a Syracuse loss.“Obviously, you never want to turn the ball over, but we just got to the point where we knew we had to just get shots down the floor or make sure we get the ball secured,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “When you turn the ball over like that, you’re not happy.”The No. 25 Orange (17-7, 7-4 Atlantic Coast) used 20 offensive rebounds and 21 forced turnovers to overcome a sloppy performance in a 65-60 win over Georgia Tech (14-10, 4-6) on Sunday afternoon at McCamish Pavilion. Brianna Butler — who shot 2-of-21 in SU’s win over No. 13 UNC on Thursday — had arguably her best game of the season, scoring 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting.Syracuse also held GT’s top scorer, Kaela Davis, to just 6-of-21 from the field. Six of her points came with less than a minute left and the game already out of reach.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Like I always say, we need (Butler) to keep shooting, it’s what it’s all about,” Hillsman said. “We need her to keep shooting the ball and keep being aggressive and that’s what she did.”Syracuse was able to play sloppily because of the early lead it built in the first half. The Orange raced out to a 33-19 advantage after an Isabella Slim 3-pointer. But the Yellow Jackets made four of their final eight field goals on an 8-0 run just before halftime.In the second half, Syracuse never lost the lead, but had to work hard to keep it. After Zaire O’Neil’s layup cut the lead to five, Butler hit a 3 to extend the lead to 40-32. Less than three minutes later Katarina Vuckovic hit a 3 to cut the lead to seven, but it took only 40 seconds to bring the deficit back up to 11.The difference wouldn’t get closer than six before the final buzzer, following Syracuse’s two turnovers in the final minute. But with only 21 seconds to play, the lead was more than comfortable. Alexis Peterson hit two game-icing free throws, and Davis’ 3-pointer at the buzzer only did favors for the box score as the Orange won its second-straight ACC game.“At the end of the day it’s about us taking it one game at a time,” Hillsman said. “Obviously we do want to win the rest of our games … We really just want to make sure that whatever we do we work hard and try to clean up our game and get better.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 8, 2015 at 6:11 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3last_img read more

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Three killed, boy injured as gunmen open fire on boardwalk in…

first_imgThree people are dead and another three, including an eight-year-old boy, were injured when gunmen opened fire at the Chaguaramas boardwalk in the west of the capital. The injured are reported to be in serious condition at the Port of Spain General Hospital.According to initial reports, it was around 7:15 p.m. (local time) on Sunday, when gunmen showed up as people gathered on the boardwalk, and opened fire indiscriminately.One of the dead was identified as Fabien “Super” Williams, who said he was a suspect in several shootings in the area,. However, lawmen said they could not be sure whether he was the intended target of this shooting.Police are continuing their investigations.last_img read more

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