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March 2, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgIt’s summer festival season, so it’s time for everyone’s favorite musical jester and acoustic one-man band Keller Williams to hit the road for another fun-filled run around the nation. Besides his regular one-man assault shows, he is working with The Hillbenders for a series of shows featuring acoustic reworkings of Tom Petty songs they’ve dubbed “Pettygrass.” Never one to slow down, Keller also has a new record he is polishing up that should be released in mid-October and dates in all four corners of the country and points between—including a highly anticipated performance at LOCKN’ this August with both Keller & The Keels and Keller Williams’ Grateful Gospel.With all this fun about to kick off, we thought we would chat with Keller Williams once again to hear his thoughts on working with the Hillbenders and honoring the late Petty, his newest addition to his incredible catalog, and how he deals with talkers at his shows. Enjoy!L4LM: We like to check in with you whenever we hear you have a new album in the works. I guess we will be in business forever because you just never stop making new music.Keller Williams: Well, there’s no backup plan. I’ve gotta keep making them, so there will always be something to document.L4LM: I believe this is your 189th album, correct?KW: Negative. [laughs] No, maybe my 189th song… Actually, I think we’re in the mid-twenties now.L4LM: You usually have a core concept for your work. What is it for this new record?KW: This is the first attempt at creating an instrumental record, and a lot of these songs are ones I have been playing for twenty years but have never seen a bass line or a drum part. It’s really fun to revisit these songs and make them new again by adding different parts while staying true to the arrangement.L4LM: Good idea. The fans get studio versions of songs they have been hearing for years, and you get basically a freebie album.KW: It’s more like an attempt to release an album of music like the stuff I usually listen to. The music that I play and release is often different than the music I listen to, strangely enough. I’ve been listening to electronic music for the past fifteen years or so. This is moving forward in my tongue-in-cheek idea of making acoustic dance music. This is acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, and lots of groovy loops, samples, and live percussion. Basically, I’m trying to create a mixture of acoustic music and dance music, but using the acoustic guitar as the meat—the main ingredient.L4LM: Have you got one of your patented one-word names for this new disc figured out yet?KW: Record To Dance To As Well As Talk Over, maybe? There’s some music you really need to listen to and be able to get it, you know? This one you can actually talk over and understand it. It should be out in mid-October, and it would be perfect for a groovy barbeque.L4LM: Speaking of talking over, as a primarily acoustic playing artist, how do you deal with how chatty folks can be at shows, particularly upfront?KW: One thing that works for me is to take the dynamics of a song down. A lot of time people are trying to talk over the music, so if you take the dynamics of the music itself down, I think the talkers will, generally, talk more quietly. Hopefully, they realize that the music is quieter, and hopefully, they will get quieter as well. I find that telling people to be quiet only pisses people off and makes the drunks talk louder.I came to grips with this about ten years ago. I would go to these listening rooms, and I would see people play and it would be pin-drop silent. Then, when I would go to play these same spots, it was just like one of my normal gigs, and people would feel as comfortable to chat as any of my shows. This, again, is in a venue where I had just seen the place be pin-drop silent, and that would kinda upset me.But then, I came to the point where I made peace with the fact that they had bought their tickets. I use in-ear monitors, and I can just turn them up and ignore them like they are ignoring me. At the end of the day, I did my thing and hopefully, my kids can go to college one day. For fans trying to hear, the closer speakers always help. Oh, and cupping your hands by your ears so you can hear better and sometimes gets your message across in a gentle way.L4LM: You have another upcoming project that features some newish material out there on the road right now: your tribute to Tom Petty with The Hillbenders. What was the genesis of this collaboration?KW: It was about 2015. Every year I do a benefit for my hometown ASPCA the day after Christmas. I try and change it up and bring a different project for that show, so that year I did “Pettygrass” with my studio engineer and the amazing dobro player Jay Starling. I played bass, and it was fifteen Tom Petty hits with harmonies as a set for the benefit.Skip ahead to when Tom Petty died, and I was in the studio working on this upcoming instrumental project and we couldn’t concentrate. So we brought up the voice memos from the project, and we just sat and listened to those and ran them through computer models, mastered them, and ended up releasing them on my Soundcloud or something like that. It was just because we both loved Petty and had loved that time when we were working on these songs.Often, I would go back and listen to these voice memos just to listen and remember how happy we were when we were doing these songs. The Hillbenders picked up on these tracks and contacted me and suggested continuing this project. The Hillbenders are just so amazing in their sense of attention to detail. You can see it in their version of The Who‘s rock opera, Tommy, which was really fun.It took me a minute to come around to the idea of continuing this project, but I’m glad I did. We’ve done our first gig, and it was just really special—there were so many people singing along. There is something really special about playing songs with so many people singing along at the same time. Live For Live Music: In the jam scene, there can be a little dichotomy between the folks who are there for a twenty-minute jam and the folks who like to sing-a-long. Which side of that would you say you fall more on?Keller Williams: Hm. As far as the Petty project, I like the singing. The same with the Grateful Grass stuff I do. Sure, there’ll be some solos, but nothing like the Steve Kimock stuff. Time and place, I guess.L4LM: You said a moment ago that you had slight trepidation about continuing the Pettygrass project. Was that a “respect for the fallen” line of reasoning or something else?KW: It was more of my issue with making money with other people’s music. That’s something I have always had an issue with. But, at the end of the day—as far as, say, the Gratefulgrass stuff I do—people liked it and they were always asking for it. If you put the artistic bitching aside, both the Gratefulgrass and this Pettygrass project come down to a beautiful celebration of songs and sing-a-longs. I wrestled with it at first, but now I am okay with it.Keller Williams’ Grateful Gospel – “Who Was John” – LOCKN’ 2016 [Video: LOCKN’ Music Festival]Live For Live Music: It’s summertime, and, as always, you are gonna be out there hopping around the country with Pettygrass and your various other projects this year. Your touring schedule seems especially weird this year, with some serious distances between shows back to back. Any idea how many miles you will cover just this summer alone?Keller Williams: Not really. It’s a lot of sitting on airplanes and napping, watching movies and reading. It’s not as bad as it looks. It’s all about relying on the airline industry. You have to approach it with the mentality that every flight will end up delayed or canceled, and that your gear is never going to arrive and if it does it will be broken. That way, if you do make it and the gear does arrive unbroken, you have a reason to celebrate. Needless to say, I celebrate all the time, but if I do end up missing a show or my gear doesn’t come, then I accept it. That is the mentality you have to take to be successful.L4LM: Heck, you turned your travel stress into a song with “Doobie In My Pocket”. That was a wonderful job of embracing the Native American philosophy of using every part of the buffalo.KW: That’s right. Bones for the tools and fodder for the song.“Doobie In My Pocket”[Video: Live For Live Music]Live For Live Music: Is there any band or artist whose material wouldn’t sound awesome translated into bluegrass? Could we see a “Slayergrass” set from you someday?Keller Williams: I would go ahead and say Bach. I would not do a bluegrass thing with Bach.L4LM: One of the standout dates for the Pettygrass shows this year is your return to the Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park for the Roots Revival. Are you thinking of coming early or staying late and maybe taking a float on the river? KW: You know, I never made it down to the river before. I always hang out up by the stages or campfires. I won’t make any promises about the water, but I will take some golf cart rides to some cabins and campsites.L4LM: Thanks, as always, for taking time to share your future plans in the middle of your endless cycle of shows and new projects. We can’t wait to see these new versions of your music and whatever else you come up with down the road!Keller Williams will be headed to LOCKN’ this summer. On the final two days of the festival—on Saturday, August 25th, and Sunday, August 26th—the virtuosic musician will present two projects. On Saturday, Keller will join forces with the husband-and-wife duo of Larry and Jenny Keel for a daytime Keller & The Keels set. The following day, Williams will kick off the final day’s festivities, performing with his joyous tribute to the Grateful Dead, Keller Williams’ Grateful Gospel. For more information on LOCKN’, head to the festival’s website here.last_img read more

December 18, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A firm hired by Hempstead School District last year for $85,000 to conduct a forensic audit of its financial records released an initial report with its “preliminary findings” to the District in early January.The memorandum of findings by Plante Moran – a highly respected firm that conducted the forensic audit of the Detroit public Schools – has not been released to the public, but the Long Island Press obtained a copy of it. The district extended the firm’s contract last week.Findings by Plante Moran auditors include:· 295 payroll distributions to 129 individuals who were not active employees at Hempstead Schools at the time. “It is unclear why individuals would still be receiving pay after their termination dates,” the memorandum stated.· Several employees listed with birthdates of Aug 31, 2017, several employees with ages exceeding 80 years old and one employee with a birthdate of 2013.· A match between the employee master file and the vendor master file identified several “vendors who shared addresses with employees.”· “Many” employees who received more than $3,000 in overtime pay in a month and a few who received between $4,200 and $8,150 in overtime pay in a month.· A vendor that received $2.8 million over the last 5 years had provided numerous instances of duplicative billings – including invoices by a single tutor providing home instruction services to multiple students at the same time; and multiple appointments without approval signatures, which is required of parents for the claims.last_img read more

January 11, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgThe Norco girls basketball team won a heart-stopping 69-68 overtime thriller against Diamond Ranch on Tuesday night to advance to the CIF-Southern Section Division II-AA championship game. “In order to be a coach, you have to have CPR (training),” Norco coach Rick Thompson said. “I just never thought I’d have to use it on myself.” That helped the Cougars survive a phenomenal performance from UCLA-bound star Nina Earl, who had 39 points on 16-of-24 shooting to go along with 12 rebounds, three blocks and three steals. She hit all eight of her shots in the second half. Diamond Ranch still could make the CIF state tournament, but coach Vince Spirlin wasn’t sure. “It just didn’t fall our way,” he said. “In a game that close, funny things are gonna happen. We put ourselves in that predicament.” [email protected] (909) 386-3865 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CORONA – The chorus of voices grew and the sound bounced from wall to wall in Corona Santiago’s gym like a game of ping pong. One side had the momentum. Then the other side grabbed it. center_img With 6.6 seconds remaining in overtime, Diamond Ranch trailed by one point and inbounded the ball at the far end of the court. The No. 2-seeded Panthers (27-2) put the ball in the hands of their most reliable ballhandler, senior Eliza Dy, who tried an off-balance lay-up. But the shot wasn’t close, and the buzzer sounded to end Diamond Ranch’s CIF title defense as No. 3 seed Norco (27-2) celebrated. The game was highlighted by two exceptional performances. Norco won in large part because spunky sharpshooter Tyler Howard hit nine 3-pointers and scored 30 points. last_img read more

December 25, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgThe fifteen workers at the Oatfield Sweet Factory in Letterkenny have been given a temporary reprieve.Donegaldaily.com has learned that the company has received a major order which will keep the company in production until at least May.There had been fears that Z Candy, the company which owns Oatfields, was about to shut the plant at the Gortlee Roundabout. It was thought the company had agreed to sell the land on which the plant was located to a major supermarket retailer.However a source at the plant revealed: “A decent order has come into the plant and that will keep the immediate future of the company in safe hands.“If that order can be fulfilled, the who knows what’s around the corner.“Workers are nervous after all the rumours but hopefully this will give them some kind of stability.” LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily SWEET FACTORY GIVEN REPRIEVE WITH MAJOR ORDER was last modified: February 22nd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:letterkennyOatfieldsZ Candylast_img read more

November 18, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgSOPOT, Poland — Perhaps people know Calvin Smith Jr, and even then likely because his father was a famous runner a generation back. And David Verburg ran on the 4×400 world outdoor gold medal team last year.But Kyle Clemons? Kind Butler III?Like so many on this U.S. team at the world indoor championships which was low on glamor yet deep in talent, they produced beyond expectations on March 9 and now have a 4×400 indoor world record to show for it.When everyone expected the three-day event to peter out without a world record, suddenly this quartet made a name for each and every one on the team. “These are moments you really have to cherish,” Butler said. “We are never going to be here again.”The four sprinters got the baton around in a time of 3 minutes, 2.13 seconds, slashing .70 off the 15-year-old indoor mark set by another U.S. relay team at the 1999 world indoors. The U.S. beat Britain into silver and Jamaica took bronze.“The combination of these guys is amazing. They brought it out of me,” said Clemons, who already took bronze in the individual 400.The record gave the U.S. team eight gold and 12 medals overall, more than double the total of runner-up Russia, which had three gold and five overall.The U.S. team won 10 gold and 18 overall two years ago, but that was such an outsize record performance that no one thought it would be possible again. Yet, when it came to gold, the Americans came pretty close with a slew of little-known names.“We never lose runners, lose people. We just keep reloading,” said Clemons of the U.S. athletics program.The first U.S. gold came in the women’s 800, where Chanelle Price did all the front-running and refused to fade over the final two laps, as she disregarded the massive cheers of the home crowd that was pushing for Angelika Cichocka.Then the 4×400 women’s team led from start to finish to easily win the relay ahead of Jamaica and Britain.And in the wide-open 60 hurdles, Omo Osaghae dipped at the line to beat two Frenchmen in a world leading 7.45. Pascal Martinot-Lagarde was .01 back and Garfield Darien a further .01 second in a tight finish. It was the perfect setup for the concluding relay record.In the top individual race, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce kept the 60 meter title in Jamaica with the fastest run by anyone in four years. The double Olympic 100 champion finish in 6.98 seconds, beating Murielle Ahoure of Ivory Coast by .03 seconds. Tianna Bartoletta of the United States took bronze.Veronica Campbell-Brown was the double defending champion but still too rusty to be at her best as she was only cleared at the last moment to compete at the championships after a doping scandal had sidelined her since last summer.The result proved Jamaica’s sprint credentials again, but overall the day and the championships again belonged to the United States.No one was as overwhelming as Genzebe Dibaba on the last day. The Ethiopian breezed to a gold medal in the 3,000 meters, failing to add a third world record in a season but clinching a long-distance title after the 1,500 two years ago.Dibaba knew from the start she was in a league all her own, and when she took charge at the halfway point only a few could match her pace. With a kick for home with two laps to go, Dibaba immediately created a yawning gap, leaving silver to defending champion Hellen Obiri of Kenya and bronze to Maryam Yusuf Jamal of Bahrain.Dibaba had already set world records in the 1,500 and 3,000 and a world best over 2 miles this winter but decided against a double in Sopot because it would be too draining.“It’s been a great year for me,” said the younger sister of Tirunesh Dibaba, the triple Olympic and five-time world long-distance champion. “Tirunesh also wanted me to focus on the gold and not the time,” she said. “I have done what they hoped and expected.”Mohammed Aman added to a good day for Ethiopia when the 800 defending champion swept past two Polish runners to take another gold, and put his nation third in the gold medal standings. Adam Kszczot got silver. Teammate Marcin Lewandowski crossed in third place but was later disqualified.Kszczot’ silver delighted the home crowd at the Ergo Arena after Anna Rogowska had failed to live up to expectations in the pole vault, finishing fifth behind gold medalist Yarisley Silva of Cuba, who scaled 4.70 meters. Two silver medalists, Anzhelika Sidorova of Russia and Jirina Svobodova of the Czech Republic scaled the same height but missed out on the title on a countback.Olympic champion Jenny Suhr only cleared 4.65 before she skipped the next height and failed three times at 4.75.(Raf Casert, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more