Joe Marcinek Band, Holly Bowling Added To Amy Winehouse, The Band, Phish Tribute

first_imgOn April 26th, between Jazz Fest weekends in New Orleans, three back to back tribute shows will be taking over the Howlin Wolf for one stacked night of incredible music. First up, Elise Testone will be bringing her all-star Amy Winehouse tribute, Thankful For Amy, along with Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy), Cris Jacobs (The Bridge), Chris Severin (Allen Toussaint), Raymond Weber, and Nicole Zuraitas. Then, funk army Turkuaz will take the stage to perform a tribute to The Band. Finally, it’ll all wrap up with the NOLA debut of Jazz Is Phish featuring Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy), Michael Ray (Sun Ra/Kool & The Gang), Anthony Wellington (Victor Wooten Band), Derrick Johnson (Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band), Josh Thomas (With Lions), Adam Chase (Chase Brothers) and Matthew Chase (Chase Brothers).The latest additions to the lineup have been revealed. Joe Marcinek Band and Holly Bowling will perform in The Den, adjacent to the main venue. This edition of Marcinek’s rotating lineup will feature Marty Sammon (Buddy Guy) and Rick King. Previous renditions of JMB have featured members of String Cheese Incident, Snarky Puppy, The Motet, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Lettuce, to name a few. The band plans to jam through songs from the Grateful Dead, Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, Professor Longhair, Paul Simon, Phish, and more.Bowling never ceases to amaze an audience with her intricate renditions of Phish and other jamband tunes for classical piano. Best known for her recreation of the epic 35 minute-long “Tahoe Tweezer”, she has since branched out to tackle songs from the Disco Biscuits, Grateful Dead and more, even playing with members of Umphrey’s McGee and the Biscuits on Jam Cruise. For her first time playing in NOLA, you can bet she’ll be pulling out all the stops.SHOW INFO:Thankful For Amy: An All-Star Tribute to Amy WinehouseTurkuaz Plays The BandJazz Is PhishIn The Den:Joe Marcinek BandHolly BowlingThe Howlin Wolf4/26/16Doors at 10, Show at 10:30**Tickets**last_img read more

Bolt to run 100m, 4x100m at World Championships

first_imgUSAIN Bolt has confirmed he will run the 100m and 4x100m relay at the World Championships in London in August, his final event before retiring.Bolt, an eight-time Olympic gold medallist and an icon of world sport, has led one of the most illustrious careers in the history of athletics.“My aim is to win in London. I want to retire on a winning note,” the Jamaican 30-year-old said yesterday.The World Championships take place from August 4-13.The men’s 100m final is due to place on Saturday, August 5 while the men’s 4x100m relay race – which will mark the end of Bolt’s career – takes place the following Saturday.Bolt has won the 100m, 200m and 4x100m gold at the past three Olympic Games – Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016.However, his unprecedented ‘triple triple’ of nine gold medals was downgraded to eight after Jamaican team-mate Nesta Carter, who was part of the quartet that won the 4x100m in Beijing, tested positive for a banned substance. Carter has appealed against the decision.Nevertheless, Bolt’s exploits remain unprecedented and he also holds the world record in the 100m (9.58) and 200m (19.19).In June he raced for the final time on home soil, clocking 10.03 seconds to win the ‘Salute a Legend’ 100m race before taking a lap of honour in front of a sell-out Kingston crowd of 30 000.Before London, he will also compete in the 100m at the Diamond League event in Monaco tomorrow. (BBC Sport)last_img read more