In the past month or so, both Dead & Company guitarists – namely John Mayer and Bob Weir – have joined the acclaimed tribute act Joe Russo’s Almost Dead for extended sit-ins. Unlike most tribute bands, drummer Joe Russo has actually spent time performing with members of the band he tributes, during his tenure with Furthur. This sets Almost Dead on a unique trajectory, performing the music of the Grateful Dead with a background in, well, performing the music of the Grateful Dead.The first of these high-profile sit-ins came when John Mayer made his way to the Brooklyn Bowl back in October. Mayer has found himself in the center of the Dead universe after his full transformation into Deadheadism, catapulted to prominence by his fame and, more importantly, his talent. The guitarist is a faithful bearer of the proverbial torch, steeped in blues rock traditions.When he made his way to the Brooklyn Bowl, John Mayer didn’t just join in for a song or two – he played an entire set with Almost Dead. A set with this band is no easy feat, as Joe Russo & co truly take liberties with the Grateful Dead catalog like few before them. Fortunately, Mayer is a pro, and he handled the band’s style with a passionate energy. You can hear that in full force on “The Other One,” streaming below.While Mayer adapted to the Joe Russo’s Almost Dead style, it seems that the band “almost” adapted to Bob Weir’s style when the Grateful guitarist joined them last weekend. Weir met up with his former Furthur bandmate, Russo, his future “Los Muertos Con Queso” bandmate, Tom Hamilton, and the whole Almost Dead crew for an intimate moment at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA. Unlike Mayer sitting in for a whole set of Almost Dead music, the band stripped down and welcomed out Weir for a five song acoustic set.This wasn’t the first time that Joe Russo’s Almost Dead went acoustic; they actually did that at the afore-mentioned Brooklyn Bowl run in October. However, when you consider Weir’s recently completed acoustic “Campfire Tour”, it’s evident that Almost Dead adapted to Weir for the set. Not that that’s a bad thing! Bob Weir is a legend, after all. The set itself featured a mix of Bob Dylan and Grateful Dead classics, not too far off from the “Campfire Tour” setlists.Watch Joe Russo’s Almost Dead perform “Cassidy” (with “Let It Grow” teases), courtesy of MarkoVision Films, below.As Bob Weir was a founding member of the Grateful Dead. it would make sense that Joe Russo’s Almost Dead would cater to his desired performance style. Meanwhile, John Mayer, as revered as he is as a musician, is still a newcomer to the Grateful Dead world. He seems naturally elated just to play the Grateful Dead’s music, and what better way to do so than with a band who are equally as elated to play the catalog. It seems that John Mayer is almost on a level playing field as the Joe Russo’s Almost Dead crew, a member of the next generation of Grateful disciples, while Weir is O.G. Dead.All in all, these collaborations detail an underlying devotion to the Grateful Dead. The music never stopped!
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York It’s going to be another wet day on Long Island.The National Weather Service’s Upton office said Thursday’s forecast calls for heavy rain and possible flooding, with some of the storms producing gusty winds and potential thunderstorms. A flood watch is in effect for the entire Island through the afternoon and a coastal flood advisory for the south shore will last until 9 p.m., the weather service said. In a statement, the weather service said rainfall could be heavy at times before gradually decreasing Thursday night.“Thunderstorms with locally heavier rainfall rates of at least 1 inch per hour are possible, especially during this afternoon,” the agency said.Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible, forecasters said. Flooding of vulnerable shore roads is possible, said the weather service, which also warned of minor coastal flooding around the times of high tide. While the heaviest rain is expected to stop falling in the afternoon, showers and thunderstorms will be possible through the evening. Friday’s forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with a chance of showers in the afternoon. The good news is the weekend is expected to feature sunny skies and temperatures in the 50s.
Congratulations to Oldenburg’s Curt Eckstein who helped the Purdue men’s cross country team to the Indiana Intercollegiate Cross Country Championship. Curt finished second to a Purdue teammate. Curt’s time for the 8K race was 25’27” about 15 seconds behind the top runner.Purdue won the meet with a near perfect 16 points! Runner-up was Indiana State with 47 points. Purdue finished 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6.The last time Purdue dominated this championship was when Batesville’s Mike and Tom Bogenschutz led the Boilermakers. Batesville area cross country has been very kind to Purdue University.
New Delhi: In the 13th match of the ICC World Cup 2019, Afghanistan will lock horns with New Zealand at The Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton. Both the team has played two games till now where New Zealand is standing at the top of the table with two wins but Afghanistan has lost both of its opening games and is at the bottom of the Standings.On one hand, New Zealand began its tournament journey with a blast defeating Sri Lanka by 10 wickets while in the second game the Kiwis somehow manage to secure win against Bangladesh.On the other hand, Afghanistan lost both of their opening games against Australia and Sri Lanka and is at the bottom of the points table. So, it will be interesting to see whether Afghanistan will be able to win their first game of the tournament or New Zealand continue their winning rollIf you like to play Fantasy Sports then take a look the Dream11 Fantasy XI of the #AFGvsNZ match: Wicket-Keepers – Mohammad Shahzad, Tom Latham Batsmen – Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Kane Williamson, Colin Munro All-Rounders – Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad NabiBowlers – Rashid Khan, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.