Leftover Salmon is currently in for a huge 2018. On May 4th, the Colorado-based genre-bending American roots band will release Something Higher, a follow-up to 2014’s studio album, High Country, and 2016’s celebratory anniversary live album, 25. Produced by the band’s long-time producer Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), Something Higher was recorded at the famous Wavelab Studio in Tucson, Arizona, in analog and shows Leftover Salmon at their finest—drawing upon and infusing a dizzying breadth of influences ranging from zydeco to R&B to jazz, blues, bluegrass, and more.Appropriately, once Leftover Salmon’s Something Higher drops in early May, the six-piece band will embark on an extensive tour in promotion of the new record, and today, the group has clued fans in to where they’ll be headed in the coming months. On the day of the album’s release, May 4th, Leftover Salmon will play a special hometown album-release show at eTown in Boulder, Colorado (tickets available exclusively here). The following day, on May 5th, the group will return to Red Rocks Amphitheatre to co-headline the iconic venue with Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band.From there, the band launches fully into their tour, kicking things off with a performance at the Baltimore Soundstage on May 9th. The group will detour down through Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina before starting the Midwest leg of their tour on May 15th at Cleveland, Ohio’s Music Supper Club. After performances in Michigan, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Illinois, the band will begin to head southwards, with dates in Arkansas, Tennessee, and Mississippi as May turns into June. To round out the new tour dates, Leftover Salmon will finish out their summer tour with shows in Sandpoint, Idaho; Whitefish, Montana; and Haugan, Montana from June 7th through 9th.You can check out the band’s full upcoming summer tour dates below. You can also listen to the first single off Something Higher, “Show Me Something Higher”, here, and head over to the band’s website for ticketing information!
John Kadlecik Band was in Boca Raton, Florida on Thursday for a performance at The Funky Biscuit, as part of the popular jam guitarist’s ongoing run of winter tour dates throughout the southeast. The concert on Thursday was the first of two performances at the Florida venue heading into the weekend, and featured a surprise appearance from another notable artist from within the Grateful Dead community, bassist Oteil Burbridge.The notable sit-in on Thursday came towards the end of the second set, when Oteil joined the band in place of bassist Robin Sylvester to help perform “What’s Become Of Mary”. The lively tune was initially written and recorded by Kadlecik along with his other band, The Mix, as featured on their 2004 studio album, American Spring. The performance was then followed by a soulful cover of “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)”. The two musicians are of course no strangers to playing alongside one another, as they recently teamed up to take part in “A Merry Jerry Christmas” benefit show in California back in December.The 20-minute performance of both songs began with Kadlecik introducing Oteil before taking the band into the dance-friendly song. “What’s Become Of Mary” featured some impressive solos traded off between Kadlecik, pianist Benjie Porecki, and Burbridge. Fans could then be heard cheering in approval as the band continued into the opening lines of “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)”, which quickly turned into a sing-a-long to go with more solo work from Kadlecik. Fans can watch the entire sit-in from Thursday night in the video below.John Kadlecik Band with Oteil Burbridge – 1/7/2019[Video: CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS]Kadlecik and his band are back in action at The Funky Biscuit on Friday, followed by two more Florida shows on Saturday and Sunday to close out the brief run of winter dates. Kadlecik also announced earlier this week that he’ll team up with keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, drummer Jay Lane, and bassist Reed Mathis later this year for a run of spring tour dates under their supergroup banner, Golden Gate Wingmen. Fans should head to the band’s page on Kadlecik’s website for a full tour schedule and ticket info.[H/T JamBase]
Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion “Breastfeeding? Why are you interested in that?” These are the things I heard from my family when I was explaining to them my internship for the spring semester. I have always had an interest in maternal- and child health, and when I saw this internship with Schenectady County Public Health Services working on the Creating Breastfeeding Friendly Communities (CBFC) grant, I jumped at the opportunity.Interning with a local county health department has given me a different perspective on breastfeeding and public health in general. Working with my mentors on the CBFC grant has allowed me the opportunity to see all the benefits breastfeeding can provide mothers and babies in our community.The CBFC grant has multiple goals, but outreach in our communities is what has impressed me the most. The grant enables us to provide multiple baby cafés throughout the Capital Region for mothers and their partners to receive breastfeeding support or just provide a listening ear as they navigate parenthood. There have been multiple moms of various racial, ethnic, educational and social backgrounds who attend. Observing them sharing their stories of motherhood is heartwarming and has broken down barriers.In recognition of IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) Day on March 7, I believe the need for trained lactation professionals to provide breastfeeding support to all families in our communities is essential. Continued support is necessary to ensure all families have access to lactation support within their community. Seeing how effective this grant has been thus far makes me excited to see how this will change the landscape of infant feeding in the future.Martha LitardoSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positionsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcy