Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir kicked off his brief, country-spanning “Campfire Tour” last Friday, and stopped at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA for a great performance last night. Weir recently released Blue Mountain, his first full batch of solo songwriting in over 30 years. The album itself paints a beautiful picture of cowboy living, but the music truly comes to life witnessing Weir with a guitar in hand.At times Weir would play by himself, at others he would perform with his newly-arranged ensemble that includes Steve Kimock, Bryan Devendorf, Scott Devendorf, Jon Shaw and Josh Kaufman. While the show focused on the music of Blue Mountain, there were plenty of treats for Weir’s longtime fans. He even opened the show with a cover of Bob Dylan’s “When I Paint My Masterpiece,” and included “Big River,” “Friend of the Devil,” “Bird Song,” “Cassidy,” “Ship Of Fools,” “Standing On The Moon” and “Going Down The Road Feelin’ Bad” throughout the performance. The encore saw Weir and his band play “Ki-Yi Bossie” and “Peggy-O,” closing out the night with the emotional two-song pairing.Thanks to YouTube user gridlifeTV, we can watch a handful of videos from the performance, including the great 14-minute version of “Bird Song”. Tune in below and enjoy.GonesvilleBird SongKi-Yi BossieThe full setlist can be seen below. [Photo courtesy of mattbusch28 // Instagram]
Alvin Werner, 61, of St. Leon, IN passed Thursday January 18, 2018. He leaves his beloved wife, Darlene, children: Wayne of Bright, Chad (Kristina) of Elletsville, IN, Renee (Zach) Eppert of Greenfield, IN, Clint (Jennifer) of Bright, Blain (Amanda) of Bright. He also leaves his grandchildren: Makalynn Roofe, Lindsay Roofe, Olivia and Lucas Eppert, Gage, Owen and Kaitlyn Werner, Brayden and Alyssa Werner.His parents: Alvin O. and Annie (Zink) Werner of St. Leon. His siblings: Anthony (Ty) of St. Leon, Art of St. Leon, Eric (Brenda) of Sunman, Anita (Charlie) Smith of Grandledge, MI, and Jerry of Lawrenceburg.Preceded in death by Andrew Werner who passed in 2001.Alvin was a loving father, grandfather, son and brother. He enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. He was a shooting and sports enthusiast and loved watching Notre Dame football. He loved ocean vacations.Visitation is Monday from 10:00-1:00 at St. John Church in Dover, IN followed by Mass of Christian Burial. Rosary is at 10:00.
It’s the choir that sings with a smile on its face and doesn’t even demand its members to have a note in their head. And it’s looking for new members.The Survivors Choir has been a familiar sight and sound at every Relay for Life event in recent years – the purple tops and that mischievous sense of humour standing them out from their peers.This Wednesday evening, the choir, made up of men and women who have come through the cancer journey, will meet up in the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny as the countdown continues to this year’s Donegal Relay for Life event which is being staged on the weekend of June 2nd and 3rd. Choir director, Donal Kavanagh, is appealing for new members to join up with this unique singing group.“The ability to laugh at yourself is essential and in point of fact you’d have to go way down the criteria list to number seven or eight before locating the singing ability element.“And even if you can’t sing a note, you’re still welcome to join up,” laughs Donal.That’s not to say that this choir isn’t blessed with talent – anyone who has heard them perform will testify that they are indeed well versed in musical ability. The choir meets up at 7.30.p.m. in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Wednesday (11th).If you fit the criteria, go along and join up – no singing experience necessary but a touch of wit will go a long way…!Donegal’s ‘Survivors Choir’ looking for new members was last modified: April 10th, 2018 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:Donegal Survivors ChoirmembersRelay for Life