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

Meet George, the unlikely mentor

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr When Heidi Macpherson, Ph.D., was working at a college in the United Kingdom, she had a colleague named George who had something of a Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde thing going.When you ran into George, you never knew if you were going to get “good George” or “bad George,” Macpherson told the group gathered July 18 at the Danielle Downey Credit Union Classic Women’s Executive Forum in Rochester, N.Y., a three-hour event that brought together female executives, golf pros and high school students served by the Hillside Family of Agencies around the theme of “Paths to Success.”Now president of the State University of New York at Brockport, Macpherson talked about George while describing her path to success to a room of female executives from credit unions–including event sponsor $859 million The Summit Federal Credit Union, Rochester, N.Y.–and other companies, golf pros and high school students.Why remember George? continue reading »last_img read more

What channel is NASCAR on today? Time, TV schedule for postponed Daytona race

first_imgMORE: Watch the Daytona race live with fuboTV (7-day trial)The original 7:30 p.m. ET start time for the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona would have been the third such start time this season (Richmond and Kansas were the others). As for the TV channel, the NASCAR Cup Series is on NBC for the first time this season. (Fox’s portion of the broadcast schedule ended a couple weeks ago, and last week’s race was on NBCSN.) As part of NBC’s TV deal with NASCAR for the 2019 season, NBC is slated to show seven of the final 20 races of the season, with the other 13 scheduled to be shown on NBCSN.The Coke Zero 400 at Daytona, which will consist of three stages (50 laps, 50 laps, 60 laps), is the 19th race on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule (18th when not counting the All-Star Race).Daytona International Speedway is a 2.5-mile oval that features 31-degree banking in the turns, 18-degree banking in the tri-oval and three-degree banking on the backstretch. The speedy-yet-narrow superspeedway is arguably NASCAR’s most famous track for a reason — expect some tight, exciting racing.Below is all the info you need regarding how to watch Sunday’s NASCAR race at Daytona.What channel is NASCAR on today? Time, TV for Daytona raceRace: Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International SpeedwayDate: Saturday, July 6 (Postponed to Sunday)Start time: 7:30 p.m. ET (1 p.m. ET)TV channel: NBCLive stream: fuboTVRadio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR RadioThe Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway will be the first of seven races this season to be shown on NBC. The network’s broadcast crew consists of Rick Allen, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte in the booth, with Marty Snider, Dave Burns, Kelli Stavast and Parker Kligerman reporting from pit road.In addition to the TV coverage on NBC, Sunday’s race at Daytona is available via live stream through fuboTV. New fuboTV users can sign up with a seven-day free trial.Q&A: Jimmie Johnson talks NASCAR’s future, midweek Cup races, moreQualifying for the race at Daytona was canceled due to lightning in the area, meaning the lineup was set based on owner points. Joey Logano will start on the pole. The Team Penske driver has six top-10 finishes in the last nine races at Daytona, but he has led only 74 laps (in 21 starts) and posted an average finish of 17th in his career at the track.This will be the first night race at a superspeedway (and the first at Daytona) with the rules package that’s new for 2019 — no restrictor plates; just a tapered spacer to control the cars’ speed.”Obviously, they are different kind of race tracks a little bit in their own ways and I think teams will go to Daytona with a little different mindset of what they had at Talladega,” Ryan Blaney said this week regarding comparisons to the superspeedway race with this package earlier in the year. “Just trying to figure it out. I think it will be a good race. I thought Talladega was a pretty good race and I think it will get better as teams start to understand the package.”It’s a race I look forward to every year.”MORE: Full 2019 NASCAR Cup Series schedule What channel is the NASCAR race on today? What time does the NASCAR race start? These are the questions that plague race fans every Sunday, when each Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race will be on either NBC or NBCSN for the second half of the 2019 season with differing start times.As for Sunday’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway, which was postponed due to storms in the area Saturday night, the channel that will broadcast the race is NBC. The start time for the race at Daytona is 1 p.m. ET with a green flag time set for 1:22 p.m. ET, although more rain was expected to impact the race Sunday. It’s a race Joe Gibbs Racing driver Erik Jones is looking forward to, as well. Jones scored his only career victory in this race last season. One of his teammates, Denny Hamlin, won the Daytona 500 this year. Another, Kyle Busch, has been dominating at all tracks this season. So can Jones keep up?”I’m looking forward to getting back to Daytona,” Jones said this week. “It’s always cool coming back to a track where you are the defending race winner. Looking forward to the race and defending our win from last year.”It’s always fun to get down there on the 4th of July. It’s usually a great crowd, a great turnout and great atmosphere for the race. Looking forward to getting out there and hopefully we’ll be able to get another win to lock ourselves in the playoffs and have a lot fun at the same time.”last_img read more