Jesse Terry: The Wandering Troubadour

first_imgThe Skinny on Jesse TerryWhen most independent roots musicians hit the road, they do it in fits and starts; a weekend here, a couple of weeks there. Simply put, life on the road is tough and the money often isn’t great.  But when singer/songwriter Jesse Terry decides to take his music on the road, he didn’t let that deter him. He hit the road. For real. In 2010, he once toured for eight straight months. Back in June, after wrapping up his latest record, Jesse decided to do it all again. He and his wife, Jess, packed all of their stuff in a storage unit, hopped in the car, and started piling on the miles.Months later, Jesse has played shows across the United States, and he recently took a 23-date jaunt to Europe, playing in a medieval church in Lancaster and to half a village in Dorset, both in the United Kingdom. This “life is the highway” lifestyle has afforded Jesse and Jess the opportunity to take off -road diversions like castle hopping and hiking the Swiss Alps outside Interlaken, Switzerland on off days. And did I mention that his wife is from New Zealand? Yeah, he gets to play there, too.Ahhhhhh, the life of the wandering minstrel. Sounds like a good gig if you can get it.For Fans OfScott Miller, Ray LaMontagne, Paul SimonOutside Looking In“Jesse is a troubadour in the classic sense. His songs and voice remind me of James Taylor, Dan Fogelberg, and even Ryan Adams. He writes with true craft, and his melodies linger with you long after just one listen. I have had such pleasure working with Jesse on two albums now. We have gotten to collaborate on arrangements and even do some co-writing. He sings the melodies with passion and believability every time. Each time we start working on the vocal of a song, I am struck by how great the songs are and how Jesse delivers them with such ease.— Neilson Hubbard, producer and songwriter, on Jesse TerryOn StageTurns out that the one place you can find Jesse Terry is on the road. Take a look at his tour calendar and you’ll see that his Toyota RAV-4 is chewing up the miles. Out on the road in support of his new record, Stay Here With Me, you can find him in November gigging across the Northeast, with shows in New York and Connecticut. By mid-month, Jesse will be back in the Southeast, with dates in Alabama (Birmingham and Huntsville), Tennessee (Nashville and Franklin), and Georgia (Dahlonega and Decatur).In His Own Words“I wrote that tune with my producer and good buddy, Neilson Hubbard. My wife and I had recently decided to hit the road full time together – no address, just a storage unit in Nashville – and I think I was talking to Neilson about the giant leap of faith were were about to take. My wife quit her job and we took off together right after I finished recording my new album. It’s the second time we’ve done that in the last three years. For me, the song is about taking that huge leap of faith in your life and believing in yourself, even when it scares you right down to your core. Sometimes folks will call you crazy when you blaze your own trail.  And they may be right.”— Jesse Terry, on “Feel That Way Again”On The WebFor more information on Jesse Terry’s new record, Stay Here With Me, or when Jesse will be hitting a stage near you, surf over to www.jesseterrymusic.com. Be sure to check out “Feel That Way Again” on this month’s Trail Mix.last_img read more

Venezuela draw 0-0 with Peru in their Copa America opener

first_imgPORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (Reuters) – Venezuela and Peru began their Copa America with a nervous 0-0 draw on Saturday in a match marked by two Peruvian goals chalked off after consultation with the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).Christofer Gonzales’s 11th-minute goal was disallowed for offside earlier in the move and then Jefferson Farfan suffered the same fate 19 minutes into the second half after his header hit the net.The game grew more tense after Venezuela had Luis Mago sent off with 16 minutes remaining.Peru were unfortunate not to sneak all three points, with Venezuelan goalkeeper Wuilker Farinez making a superb reflex save to scoop the ball off the line in the closing minutes of the match.“We are a bit upset because we think we deserved to win,” said Peruvian captain Paulo Guerrero. “We just couldn’t find the last ball.“We did what we could. All we lacked was a goal.”The first half was a stop-start affair but things improved in the second period as Peru imposed themselves on their opponents, one of only two South American sides never to win the Copa America.The draw means both sides are tied in second place in Group A, behind host nation Brazil, who beat Bolivia 3-0 in the tournament’s opening match on Friday.Peru now face Bolivia on Tuesday in the second round of matches and Brazil take on Venezuela the same day.last_img read more

…Edo 2020 Broadcast Rights Still up for Grabs

first_img“His Excellency, the Deputy Governor of the state, Honourable Philip Shaibu has said that the Edo 2020 will redefine National Sports Festival in Nigeria and part of that re-definition is to follow international best practices where organisers of sporting events count on money realized from selling the broadcast rights to help finance the organization of the event.”Television and media organisations pay huge sums of money for the exclusive right to broadcast top sporting events live and we want to make the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival a benchmark for future editions such that we don’t need to pay huge sums to television stations to cover the event when the reverse should be the case,” he said.Itemuagbor revealed that the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has ceded the broadcast and marketing rights of the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival to the Edo State Government and television stations and companies interested in making use of the huge platform the Festival represents should discuss with his committee.He added that the media rights a broadcast station will enjoy depending on the agreement reached will include the right to record, create and exploit the official films of the Competition and/or similar audiovisual products and programming, and shall include fixed media rights, public exhibition rights and in-flight rights.“These are some of the things our television stations pay for when they acquire the rights to broadcast the FIFA World Cup, The Africa Cup of Nations, the World Athletics Championships and other international sporting events including the Olympic Games. They have to pay to acquire such rights too in Nigeria and we are happy we are starting with the Edo 2020 which the government of Edo State has promised will be the best ever,” said Itemuagbor, a well-known name in sports marketing in Nigeria and a proud son of EdoShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Marketing Committee for the 20th National Sports Festival tagged Edo 2020 has said that no television station in Nigeria has been granted the terrestrial rights to produce and broadcast the events of the competition and has called on all broadcast media interested in acquiring the rights to make formal bids to the committee.Chairman of the committee, Mike Itemuagbor, said at the weekend that interested television houses should come forward with their bids and open discussion with the committee.“As at today, no television station in Nigeria or elsewhere has been granted the rights for the live coverage, tape-delayed coverage, practices and interviews of the festival,” said Itemuagbor who says broadcast rights are rights which a broadcasting organisation will negotiate with the committee in order to get the events of the Festival screened on television either live, delayed or just highlights.last_img read more

Toronto Maple Leafs name John Tavares 25th captain

first_imgThe three-season wait is over. Toronto Maple Leafs center John Tavares is the team’s new captain.MORE:  NHL predictions 2019-20: Final standings, playoff projections, Stanley Cup picks The last captain in Leafs history before Tavares was defenseman Dion Phaneuf from 2010-16. Defenseman Morgan Rielly will serve as an alternate captain for the season while forwards Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner alternate wearing the other ‘A’ on their jerseys throughout the year.Toronto Maple Leafs captains throughout team historyYEARSCAPTAIN2019-John Tavares2010-16Dion Phaneuf1997-08Mats Sundin*1994-97Doug Gilmour*1991-94Wendel Clark1989-91Rob Ramage1981-86Rick Vaive1975-81Darryl Sittler*1969-75Dave Keon*1957-69George Armstrong*1956-57Ted Kennedy*1956-57Jimmy Thomson1955-56Sid Smith1948-55Ted Kennedy*1945-48Syl Apps*1943-45Bob Davidson1940-43Syl Apps*1938-40Red Horner*1937-38Charlie Conacher*1927-37Hap Day*1926-27Bert Corbeau1925-26Babe Dye1924-25John Ross Roach1922-24Jack Adams1920-22Reg Noble1919-20Frank Heffernan1917-19Ken Randall*Hall of Fame Prior to puck drop on the 2019-20 NHL season Wednesday night, the Leafs revealed the Oakville, Ont., native as the 25th captain in franchise history. Tavares was the last player introduced, sporting the “C” on his jersey, before the team’s season-opening game against the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Arena.OFFICIAL: John Tavares has been named the Captain of the @MapleLeafs . pic.twitter.com/U3Ki8zFvvT— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) October 2, 2019The team utilized Tavares’ wife Aryne, and newborn son, Jace, to deliver the good news: he was greeted by his son wearing his jersey when Toronto’s front office and coaching staff told him he would be named captain.”It’s a real honour. I won’t ever take it for granted.” #LeafsForeverThe Leaf: Blueprint Moment presented by @Molson_Canadian. pic.twitter.com/6eyYUXQhvg— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) October 2, 2019″That’s a hell of a surprise,” Tavares said as Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas brought him into a room with coach Mike Babcock and team president Brendan Shanahan. He greeted his son with a kiss, saying “[The jersey] looks good on you, bud.””We don’t expect anything from you other than you just continue to be who you’ve been,” Dubas told Tavares. “It’s been a lot of discussion and it’s because of who you are and how you do things every single day, yourself and Morgan [Rielly] and the rest of the group and how you conduct yourselves day in and day out. It’s what we want as a representation of our team every single day in here and to the public. We’re just fortunate we have some willing help to share the news with you.”Tavares, 29, had the best season of his career in 2018-19 (47 goals, 88 points), his first with the Maple Leafs. He played nine seasons for the New York Islanders and served as their captain for five seasons before signing with Toronto in July 2018.last_img read more

Wellington Police officer facing possible assault, criminal damage charges in Wichita

first_imgSumner Newscow report — David Vandyke, a Wellington Police Department officer, has been issued a criminal complaint and notice to appear in Wichita Municipal Court for possible misdemeanor charges.According to the complaint Vandyke has been accused of “knowingly placing another person in reasonable apprehension of immediate bodily harm.” A Wichita Municipal Court Check advisor said Vandyke is likely to have his first court appearance at the end of October, but no specific time has been set.He could face an assault and willful criminal damage misdemeanor charge, but that will be up to a Wichita Municipal Court judge, the advisor said. In the complaint, Vandyke, who lives at 3309 S. Kessler in Wichita, is accused of “knowingly damaging a cell phone in which (another person) has an interest without his consent by: slapping the phone out of his hand and causing the phone to hit the wall and break apart, and said property had a value less than $1,000.”According to a report on the Wellington Daily News website, Vandyke has been suspended from the Wellington Police Department pending the outcome of the case.Wellington Police Chief Tracy Heath was unavailable for comment at the time of this writing.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… Commenting Disabled Further commenting on this page has been disabled by the blog admin. You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -5 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 305 weeks ago Due to the sensitive nature of this story, we will be disabling comments. If you want to comment please e-mail us at [email protected] with your full name and valid e-mail address. We will then place it on site provided we think it is a legitimate response to the story. We will allow anonymity only if full disclosure is considered harmful to the subject making the comment. Report Reply 0 replies · active 305 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Steelers lose home field advantage

first_imgCoach Mike Tomlin showed absolutely no confidence in his backup quarterbacks, Charlie Batch and Dennis Dixon, as he started a severely injured Ben Roethlisberger and played him the entire game despite him being terribly ineffective, which led to an embarrassing 20-3 defeat at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers. SACKED—Ben Roethlisberger (7) is sacked by San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith during the fourth quarter in San Francisco, Dec. 19. Smith had 2-1/2 sacks for San Francisco’s stingy defense. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma) Three interceptions and one lost ball led to 20 unanswered points by the 49ers that pushed the Steelers out of the driver’s seat into the back seat of the AFC race.After the San Diego Chargers slaughtered the Baltimore Ravens 34-14, Steelers’ victories over the 49ers, the St. Louis Rams (2-12) and the Cleveland Browns (4-10) would have given them home field throughout the playoffs. But instead of going with one of his backup quarterbacks, Tomlin stayed with the banged up Roethlisberger, who could barely walk, let alone play the quarterback position. He couldn’t plant his feet because of the pain which caused inaccurate throws leading to three interceptions, and his inability to move in the or out of the pocket, led to a fumble. In essence, he made good defensive players look like Hall of Famers. Just about every turnover led to San Francisco scores.San Francisco also became the first team in NFL history to hold an opponent without a rushing touchdown through each of the first 14 games. The 49ers also have gone 36 games without allowing a 100-yard rusher. Rashard Mendenhall had 15 carries for 64 yards.“It’s very frustrating to feel like you let down your team and your fans and your coaches. It’s tough,” Roethlisberger said. “I’m not going to make excuses. I played a bad football game, I turned the ball over and that one’s on me.”Once again the defense played outstanding ball but without James Harrison, and LaMarr Woodley for most of the game, but with the offense showing absolutely no life, they could not pull off the victory.Even the announcers in the booth wondered why Roethlisberger played the entire second half despite being totally ineffective, and the game being out of reach late in the fourth quarter.If the Steelers are going to be a factor in the playoffs, Tomlin needs to make some tough decisions. The first is to bench Roethlisberger so he can be healthy for the playoffs. Batch and Dixon showed last season that they can do the job if given the chance. Now it’s time to give the ball to one of them dropping Ben down to third string for the final two regular season games. Why even suit him up.The Steelers, Ravens and Houston Texans losses put the New England Patriots in first place. Their final two games should be easy wins, against the Miami Dolphins and the Buffalo Bills. The Ravens have a tougher schedule against the Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals. But they would have to lose both games for the Steelers to have a chance of winning the AFC North title.“I think we need to acknowledge that was 49er football tonight,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said.“We played the game on their terms. They created turnovers, they got turnovers, they got us with a few concept plays, they controlled the ball offensively. We had an opportunity and we didn’t seize it. We’ll evaluate this performance and make the necessary corrections. We’d better make them quickly and be prepared to move on here when we get back into Pittsburgh.”“He (Roethlisberger) was healthy enough to play,” Tomlin added.“We always like what Ben provides us, not only from his quality of play, but his leadership. This guy is a tremendous competitor. We appreciate his efforts, obviously we fell short tonight.”last_img read more