Just a few weeks ago, the Wanee Festival brought the jam family together for a weekend-long celebration at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. Championed by Allman Brothers Band-family groups like Les Brers, Gov’t Mule, Widespread Panic (a la Jimmy Herring), and more, there was no shortage of great jams throughout the weekend.One set that took fans down a Grateful road was Billy & The Kids, the side-project group for Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann. With a lineup that includes Tom Hamilton on guitar, Reed Mathis on bass, and Aron Magner on the keys, the band always keeps things fresh for their Gratefully inspired performances. The group also had some extra help at Wanee, as Eric Krasno joined for the whole performance. Even Warren Haynes, the sit-in master, lent his hand to the classic Dead tune “Deal” to close out the set.Now, thanks to Kreutzmann himself, the band is offering a free download from this glorious set. Relive all 90 minutes of this fantastic set, including 10+ minute renditions of “Shakedown Street,” “Playin’ In The Band,” and so many more. Just head to Live Downloads to claim your mp3s!Setlist: Billy & The Kids at Wanee Festival, Live Oak, FL – 4/15/16:Set: Shakedown Street > Dear Prudence, Me And My Uncle, Cassidy > Playing In The Band, Scarlet Begonias, Stella Blue, Uncle John’s Band, Deal** with Warren Haynes[Photos courtesy of Ben Adams]
Gerindra party politician Rahayu “Sara” Saraswati has secured support from the party’s executive board to run in the upcoming South Tangerang regional elections, pending official endorsement from her uncle, party chairman Prabowo Subianto.Gerindra’s South Tangerang branch executive board (DPC) has supported Sara as the party’s candidate for the 2020 regional elections, which has also been approved by the party’s executive board (DPD). Her official candidacy would need the stamp of approval from Prabowo who, as the party’s chairman, would have the final say on the party’s candidates competing in regional elections.Gerindra South Tangerang DPC secretary-general Yudi Budi Wibodo said the party was intensively communicating with other political parties. Sara is the daughter of businessman Hashim Djojojadikusumo, Prabowo’s youngest brother. She previously served as a House of Representatives lawmaker for the 2014-2019 period. She ran for reelection in the 2019 legislative elections but failed to secure a seat.South Tangerang in Banten is among 270 regions slated to elect their new leaders in concurrent regional elections in December this year. The region, considered a growing and hip satellite city to capital Jakarta, has attracted a number of hopefuls that have declared their plans to run in the elections, including current Deputy Mayor Benyamin Davnie and daughter of Vice President Ma’ruf Amin, Siti Nur Azizah.Sara said she was not afraid to compete against other possible candidates in the elections.”Everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses,” she told kompas.com on Friday. (rin)Topics : Geridra has eight seats on the South Tangerang Legislative Council (DPRD), so it will need to forge a coalition with other parties to endorse a candidate. It takes at least 10 seats, or 20 percent of the total 50 seats on the council for a party to endorse its own candidate.Read also: Hopefuls set sights on leadership posts in hip South TangerangYudi refused to further comment on possible coalition partners.“All parties are the same to us. Each party has potential, especially those that have not declared their possible candidates,” he said on Saturday as reported by kompas.com.