Load remaining images Load remaining images Continuing their three-night run in Denver, on Friday night, Greensky Bluegrass returned to the Ogden Theatre for a fiery performance that saw Chris Pandolfi and Andy Hall of The Infamous Stringdusters, as well as Guido Batista, sit in during set one. The show also saw Greensky lay out a love-themed sandwich to close out set two and change the lyrics to refrence the band’s dobro player Anders Beck during their encore of “Frederico”.Turn On My Own Head: Greensky Bluegrass Returns To Denver With Improv & Cover-Heavy ShowThe band opened with “Windshield” off 2014’s If Sorrow Swims and worked teases of Phish’s “Harpua” throughout, making for an energized start to the performance. Pulling from their somewhat older catalog with a rendition of “Middle Mountain Towns”, the group then played Bill Monroe’s “Wheel Hoss”, made all the more complete with Paul Hoffman’s performance of the Macarena—a tune that the group gave a lot of love to recently during Strings & Sol.Greensky Bluegrass Cover Widespread Panic, Do “The Macarena” At Strings & Sol [Video]Shifting back to newer songs, next came a rendition of “Fixin’ To Ruin” featuring Guido Batista on woodblock before a cover of The Dillards’ “Reuben’s Train” and the band’s own “Cold Feet” off 2011’s Handguns. Joshua Davis’ “Last Winter In Copper Country” was up next before the group invited out The Infamous Stringdusters’ Chris Pandolfi and Andy Hall to help them close out the set for renditions of Greensky’s “I’d Probably Kill You”, Johnny Cash’s “Will The Circle Be Unbroken”, and The Dusters’ “No More To Leave You Behind”.“I’d Probably Kill You”[Video: Kyle Isaac]“Will The Circle Be Unbroken”[Video: Kyle Isaac]After the sit-in heavy close to set one, Greensky Bluegrass surprised fans once again, opening set two with their debut cover of Dawes’ “Quitter”. After “Living Over”, which featured references to their Johnny Cash tune, “Will The Circle Be Unbroken”, from set one, the group performed “Take Cover” off their newest album, Shouted, Written Down & Quoted, using the tune as a vehicle for a number of “Jeopardy!” theme teases.To close out set two, the band gave the crowd lots of love during a “The Four” sandwich housing Bob Marley’s “Could You Be Loved”. The number also contained quotes from Burt Bacharach’s “What The World Needs Now” and The Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love”, most likely referencing My Morning Jacket’s love-filled New Year’s Eve celebration just outside of Denver at 1st Bank Center, during which MMJ played the two songs back-to-back.“Could You Be Loved”[Video: Kyle Isaac]For the group’s encore, the band played “Frederico”, though changed the lyrics to reference dobro player Anders Beck, with lyrics like “Anders is the name” and “Who is Anders?”“Frederico”[Video: Kyle Isaac]You can check out the setlist from last night’s performance below.Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass | Ogden Theatre | Denver, CO | 1/12/2018Set One: Windshield (1), Middle Mountain Towns, Wheel Hoss (2), Fixin to Ruin (3), Rueben’s Train, Cold Feet, Last Winter in Copper Country (4), I’d Probably Kill You (5), Will the Circle be Unbroken (5), No More to Leave You Behind (5)Set Two: Quitter, Living Over (6), Take Cover (7)(8), Just to Lie > Eat my Dust, Working on a Building, Worried about the Weather > The Four > Could you be Love (9)(10) > The FourEncore: Frederico (11)(12)(1) – Harpua tease(2) – Macarena dance by Paul(3) – w/ Guido Batista (woodblock) x2(4) – Tarpology tease(5) – w/ Chris Pandolfi and Andy Hall(6) – Will the Circle be unbroken tease(7) – Jeopardy theme tease(8) – Contact tease(9) – what the World Needs Now quotes(10) – All you Need is love quotes(11) – Lyric change “Anders is the name…”(12) – Lyric change “Who is Anders”Check out the full gallery from photography Bill McAlaine below. Greensky Bluegrass | Ogden Theatre | Denver, CO | 1/12/2018 | Photos by Bill McAlaine
On Sunday, May 6th, paying tribute to Minnesota’s favorite son, Prince, members of Snarky Puppy, The Motet, The Main Squeeze, Thievery Corporation, Turkuaz, The Magic Beans, The Nth Power, Mama Magnolia, and even Prince’s own bass player MONONEON gathered together at The Maison in New Orleans. Under the “Purple Party” banner, the group threw the funkiest and latest of late nights in honor of the late rocker, which was still packed and ragin’ six a.m. in the morning.Though Prince’s living reign may be tragically over, his legacy will be echoing for years to come thanks to generations who have grown up getting funky to the Purple One’s insane catalog of near-perfect tunes. To make the show celebrating the last night of Jazz Fest even more special, the setlist was no “Greatest Hits” affair, though big-name tunes like “Purple Rain”, “1999”, and “Kiss” were represented. The show saw deep dives into Prince’s entire body of work, including songs he gave to other artists and older projects like 94 East for a true representation of Prince’s prolific brilliance.The deep personal connection to Prince’s creations was apparent in the care and love each member of the seemingly never-ending parade of band members gave to the music. Whether it was Ryan Jalbert nailing the “Purple Rain” solo, his Motet bandmate Lyle Divinsky singing and strutting with eerily familiar energy, or the twin threats of Turkuaz’s Shira Elias and Sammi Garret hitting the notes that only they (and Prince) could, the passion was plain to see. Keyboardists Steveland Swatkins and Casey Russell traded keyboard licks and smiles of delight while a rotating rhythm section saw seemingly everyone in the house take a turn.Nikki Glaspie, drummer of The Nth Power, took a turn in the percussion pit, sitting down behind the main kit for a tune, before picking up a Stratocaster and playing guitar for a number. Vocalists like Megan Letts (Mama Magnolia), Corey Frye (The Main Squeeze), and Jessica Jones took their songs to incredible heights, as they each gave their all to honor their hero and, in many cases, inspiration for making music. Oh, and who better to slap the bass for the show than Prince’s hand-picked touring deep-end specialist MonoNeon?Though the musical guests and performers came close to boggling the mind, the focus was squarely on the man whose legacy these dedicated performers were honoring. We’ve got nearly the entire show ready for you to watch at your leisure with crystal-clear soundboard audio. That said, though the audio may be clear, it is nigh impossible to capture the spirit in the room when the music was pumping, the crowd was locked in a groove, and the musicians themselves were lost in their bliss.Setlist: Purple Party | The Maison | New Orleans, LA | 5/6/2018Set: Lets Go Crazy, D.M.S.R, Just As Long As We’re Together, Sexy Dancer, Lady Cab Driver, Musicology, I Wanna Be Your Lover, Soft And Wet, I Feel For You, Controversy, Call My Name, Partyup, Just Another Sucker, Head, Kiss, 1999, It’s Gonna Be Lonely, Baby I’m A Star, She’s Always In My Hair, Purple RainEncore: Jungle Love “Purple Rain”“Jungle Love”“1999”“I Wanna Be Your Lover”
The performance kicked off with a pair of proven fire-starters in “Hell In A Bucket” and “Bertha”. Bob Dylan‘s “Queen Jane Approximately” came next, followed by the first-ever Bob Weir and Wolf Bros rendition of the Memphis Jug Band‘s “K.C. Moan”, a song Bob Weir and Jay Lane frequently played during their RatDog days.Next, Weir, Lane, and Don Was welcomed a fourth member to their City of Brotherly Love party: local native guitarist Tom Hamilton. Hamilton helped the group through a rendition of “Gonesville” (from Weir’s 2016 solo record, Blue Mountain) and an uplifting reading of Daniel Lanois‘ “The Maker” (a Wolf Bros first) before ceding the stage back to the trio for “Black-Throated Wind”, “Corrina”, and “Deal” to cap set one.When the Wolf Bros returned to the stage for their second set, they clearly had International Women’s Day on their mind. Weir, Was, and Lane kicked off set two with another Wolf Bros debut, “Man Smart, Woman Smarter”. The set continued with a seamless run of jams including “Scarlet Begonias”, “He’s Gone”, RatDog’s “Two Djinn”, “New Speedway Boogie”, “The Other One”, and “Days Between”. As “Days Between” faded out, Tom Hamilton returned to the stage to help lead the group into a reprise of “Man Smart, Woman Smarter”, followed by a set-closing rendition of “Not Fade Away”. When the band returned for their encore, Hamilton joined them once again, augmenting a beautiful “Brokedown Palace” to help send the Philly faithful home happy.Below, you can watch a selection of videos from the performance:Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – “Hell In A Bucket” [Pro-Shot][Video: nugsnet]Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – “Man Smart, Woman Smarter” [Pro-Shot][Video: nugsnet]Bob Weir and Wolf Bros w/ Tom Hamilton – “Not Fade Away” [Partial] On Friday night, Bob Weir and Wolf Bros continued their early-2019 prowl with a performance at the newly renovated and reopened Metropolitan Opera House Philadelphia. The show featured a handful of Wolf Bros debuts in addition to guest spots by local hero Tom Hamilton (Ghost Light, JRAD) and a nod to International Women’s Day. Bob Weir and Wolf Bros tour continues tonight, Saturday, March 9th, with a performance at the State Theatre in Portland, ME. For a full list of Wolf Bros’ upcoming tour dates, head to Weir’s website here.Setlist: Bob Weir and Wolf Bros | Metropolitan Opera House Philadelphia | Philadelphia, PA | 3/8/19Set One: Hell In A Bucket, Bertha, Queen Jane Approximately, K.C. Moan, Gonesville*, The Maker*, Black-Throated Wind, Corrina, DealSet Two: Man Smart, Woman Smarter, Scarlet Begonias > He’s Gone > Two Djinn > New Speedway Boogie > The Other One > Days Between > Man Smart, Women Smarter (Reprise) > Not Fade AwayEncore: Brokedown Palace Bob Weir and Wolf Bros w/ Tom Hamilton – “Brokedown Palace” [Partial]
Ashantigold drew 1-1 against Equato-Guinean club, Akonangui, in the first-leg of the preliminary stage of the CAF Confederation Cup.The Obuasi-based club needed a good result from the first leg away from home and they found the breakthrough in the second half of the game after a goalless first.In the 55th minute, Richard Osei Agyemang scored a bicycle kick to give AshGold the lead but they failed to hold on to the advantage as Diosando Mbele equalised for the hosts in the 75th minute of the game.The result sets up a second leg that AshGold can win with a victory at the Len Clay Stadium in Obuasi.That match will be played on the weekend of August 23-25.Should AshGold progress, they will face RS Berkane of Morocco in the first round of the competition.