Earlier this year, jam rockers Umphrey’s McGee premiered an hourlong archival documentary called Reel To Real, spotlighting the band’s formative years with behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, and more. Directed by LD Jefferson Waful, the movie has gotten rave reviews from fans everywhere. Finally, after months of waiting, the band has finally released Reel To Real to the public!Starting today, June 1st, UM fans can acquire the entire film online through Vimeo. For just $14.99, fans can stream and download the movie when they so desire. Take a look at the embed below or head to Vimeo for details.Reel To Real from Umphrey’s McGee on Vimeo.The video description reads:Reel to Real is an archival rock documentary about the innovative Umphrey’s McGee, diving deep into the early years by examining their inner workings through unreleased band shot camcorder footage. It reflects on UM’s days of suspended youth, racking up thousands of miles in a van and trailer without a worry in sight. But reality knocks as a founding member walks away mid tour, putting the entire venture in jeopardy. It’s a view behind the curtain, one designed not to paint a picture of what you think it’s like, but what it’s actually like to make the journey.You can check out more about the video below from the trailer.
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The rise and fall of The Doors is quite the captivating story, emerging from UCLA and becoming a nationwide phenomenon before Jim Morrison’s untimely death at the age of 27. The Doors captured a sound like no other, as Morrison’s poetry was brought to life by the musicianship of Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, and John Densmore.In the band’s earliest days, they found success in the emerging music scene of Los Angeles. They wouldn’t really hit bigger clubs like the famed Whisky a Go Go until 1967, but they did play on the Sunset Strip before then, playing as the house band at a nearby dive bar called London Fog. Newly unearthed recordings from that venue will be released on December 9th as London Fog 1966.Interesting, these recordings weren’t known to exist until recently, capturing the band in their truly formative era. The box set release includes memorabilia from the shows as well, including: “a poster, the set list handwritten by John Densmore, a program for the Royce Hall UCLA student film screening, plus a London Fog coaster. There are also liner notes included from Sunset Strip legend Ronnie Haran-Mellen, who was the talent booker at the Whisky a Go Go.” The Doors also mention that this will be the first of many exciting releases to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary in 2017.Check out the London Fog 1966 artwork and tracklisting below.London Fog 1966 Track Listing:1. Rock Me2. Baby, Please Don’t Go3. You Make Me Real4. Don’t Fight It5. I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man6. Strange Days7. Lucille
Today, ahead of impending three-night run at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park this weekend, Phish has announced that their breakthrough 1995 live album, A Live One, is getting an official vinyl release. The A Live One vinyl has yet to be officially announced by the band, but the listing on BullMoose confirms the impending release.Though it was not originally issued until 1995, nearly 12 years into Phish’s career, it is widely considered to be one of the band’s seminal releases. Phish differs from most commercially successful bands in that fans are more interested in live recordings of the band than finely polished studio tracks. Up until this point, the band’s live mastery was disseminated solely through tape trading and word of mouth. Once A Live One hit stores, live Phish was presented to the masses for the first time, giving birth to a whole new generation of fans.Phish Announces Dick’s Webcast And Free Sunday StreamEach track on A Live One was recorded at a different stop on the band’s 1994 summer/fall tours. The album featured five “new” songs that had yet to appear on record: “Gumbo,” “Slave To The Traffic Light,” “Wilson,” “Simple,” and “Harry Hood.” Several of the album’s tracks are considered among the most celebrated version of the given song, including “Wilson” and “Stash” (both of which showcased the audience participation aspect of Phish’s shows) as well as “Slave” and “You Enjoy Myself,” which featured the first officially released “YEM” vocal jam.The listed cost of the 4-LP A Live One vinyl is $94.97 and will be released on October 27th. For more information, you can head to the album listing on Bull Moose. Pre-order has not yet begun. You can see a full track list/LP breakdown for the upcoming release below.A Live One Vinyl Reissue Tracklist LP1: Side ABouncing Around The RoomStashLP1: Side BGumboMontanaLP2: Side AYou Enjoy MyselfLP2: Side BChalk Dust TortureSlave To The Traffic LightLP3: Side AWilsonTweezer Pt. 1LP3: Side BTweezer Pt. 2LP4: Side ASimpleHarry HoodLP4: Side BThe Squirming Coil[h/t – Relix]
Over the last week, Hurricane Harvey has made landfall the United States, making it the first major hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. since Hurricane Wilma in 2005, and left devastation in its wake. Over a five-day period, the catastrophic storm has had a peak accumulation of 51 inches of rain in some areas of Texas, and overall, Harvey thus far has ultimately killed 38 individual and displaced over 30,000 people, prompting 13,000 rescues and flooding hundreds of thousands of homes that folks were forced to abandon. The storm still has not eased up as it continues northward, continuing to submerge cities and wreak havoc. With such an immense natural disaster affecting our country, today, Umphrey’s McGee has announced that they will be webcast their shows over Labor Day weekend, with proceeds going toward Hurricane Harvey relief.Umphrey’s is set to perform three shows across the Midwest this weekend, hitting Kansas City’s CrossroadsKC at Grinder’s on tonight, August 31st, before a two-night run at St. Louis’ The Pageant on Friday, September 1st, and Saturday, September 2nd. The final show of the weekend on Saturday in St. Louis will feature support by New York’s Aqueous. You can purchase the upcoming webcasts here, with all proceeds going toward relief efforts toward those affected by Hurricane Harvey.[Photo: Andrew Rios]
Before Portugal. The Man continues their ongoing 2018 winter tour tonight with a performance at Brooklyn Steel, the recent Grammy-winners will stop by the legendary Ed Sullivan Theatre for a taping of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, where they will serve as this evening’s musical guests. Other guests include Kirsten Gillibrand, the junior U.S. Senator from New York, and comedian Chris Gethard. The show will air tonight at 11:35 p.m. ET on CBS.Portugal. The Man – “Live In The Moment” (Official Video)[Video: Portugal. The Man]The Alaskan-native, Portland, OR-based outfit has been one of the hottest bands in the world of late (the fact that their bus literally caught fire recently has ensured plenty of jokes to that effect). They also just announced an extensive new crop of tour dates which will have them on the road throughout much of this year worldwide before finally returning to Alaska for two tour-closing nights in Anchorage.See below for a full list of upcoming Portugal. The Man tour dates. For more information, or to cop your tickets, head to the band’s website.Portugal. The Man Upcoming 2018 Tour DatesFEBRUARY6 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall w/ Hollerado SOLD OUT8 Winnipeg, MB Burton Cummings Theatre w/ Hollerado SOLD OUT9 Minneapolis, MN Palace Theatre w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT10 Minneapolis, MN Palace Theatre w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT11 Madison, WI Overture Hall w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT13 Iowa City, IA IMU Ballroom w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT14 Columbia, MO The Blue Note w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT16 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT17 Louisville, KY Palace Theatre w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT18 Cleveland, OH Music Hall At The Cleveland Public Auditorium w/ Twin Peaks20 New York, NY Brooklyn Steel w/ Topaz Jones21 Montreal, QC MTELUS w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT22 Providence, RI The Strand w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT24 Washington, DC The Anthem w/ Twin Peaks SOLD OUT26 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre w/ Mattiel SOLD OUT27 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre w/ Mattiel SOLD OUT28 Macon, GA Hargray Capitol Theatre w/ MattielMARCH17 Teton Village, WY Jackson Hole Rendezvous Spring FestivalAPRIL11 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Theater w/ Cherry Glazerr13 Las Vegas, NV The Chelsea Theater at The Cosmopolitan w/ Cherry Glazerr15 Indio, CA Coachella18 Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Convention Center w/ Deap Vally21 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara County Bowl w/ Chicano Batman & Deap Vally22 Indio, CA Coachella27 Wayville, Australia Groovin The Moo Festival28 Maitland, Australia Groovin The Moo Festival29 Canberra, Australia Groovin The Moo FestivalMAY5 Bendigo, Australia Groovin The Moo Festival6 Townsville, Australia Groovin The Moo Festival12 Bunbury, Australia Groovin The Moo Festival18 Gulf Shores, AL Hangout Music Festival19 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater w/ Jack Harlow20 Columbus, OH Express Live w/ Jack Harlow22 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE w/ Jack Harlow25 Boston, MA Boston Calling26 Portland, ME Thompson’s Point w/ Jack HarlowJUNE14 Dover, DE Firefly Music Festival15 Hunter, NY Mountain Jam22 Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany Southside Festival23 Scheessel, Germany Hurricane Festival25 Warsaw, Poland Palladium28 Sankt Gallen, Switzerland OpenAir St. Gallen29 Panensky Tynec, Czech Republic Aerodrome FestivalJULY1 Ewijk, Netherlands Down the Rabbit Hole Festival3 Milan, Italy Fabrique7 Argeles, France Les Deferlantes Festival8 Arras, France Main Square Festival10 Argeles Sur Mer, France Parc de Valmy11 Stockholm, Sweden Debaser Hornstulls Strand Bar Brooklyn och Calexico’s13 Oeiras, Portugal NOS Alive Festival14 Lisbon, Portugal Passeio Maritimo de Alges14 Madrid, Spain Mad Cool Festival15 Barcelona, Spain Apolo18 Moscow, Russia Crocus City Hall19 Carhaix, France Site de Kerampuilh21-22 Paris, France Lollapalooza Paris24 London, UK Forum28 Indianapolis, IN Lawn At White River State ParkAUGUST1 Lewiston, NY Artpark Amphitheatre8 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/ Oh Sees10 Los Angeles, CA Shrine Auditorium w/ Cuco18-19 Tokyo, Japan Summer Sonic24 Troutdale, OR Edgefield25 Troutdale, OR EdgefieldSEPTEMBER14 New Orleans, LA The Sugar Mill w/ Chicano Batman16 Charleston, SC Volvo Car Stadium w/ Chicano Batman18 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Metro Credit Union w/ Chicano Batman20 Richmond, VA Classic Amphitheater w/ Lucius22 Forest Hills, NY Forest Hills Stadium w/ LuciusOCTOBER26 Anchorage, AK Alaska Airlines Center27 Anchorage, AK Alaska Airlines Center
Load remaining images The third annual Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival returned to it’s original grounds in Florida’s beautiful Sunshine Grove last weekend. The multi-genre event celebrated diverse music, good weather, and community across 600 acres of pristine grasslands, clear lakes, and exotic tropical woodlands. In addition to the immersive festival experience, which gave attendees the opportunity to participate in wild art, swimming, yoga, meditation, workshops, and more, the event featured headlining performances from Arcade Fire, two sets by Bassnectar, Halsey, and Travis Scott.The Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival also saw exciting sets from Leon Bridges, The Flaming Lips, Tipper, Big Gigantic, STS9, Gramatik, Thievery Corporation, Tycho, Lettuce, Twiddle, Turkuaz, Khalid, Sylvan Esso, Local Natives, Lil Dicky, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, The Funky Meters, and many many more.Keeping up its tradition of bringing together unlikely artists for a dance party celebration, the Okeechobee PoWoW! culminated on Saturday night with hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg, backed by legendary hip-hop act and official house band for The Tonight Show The Roots. Representing other genres, the Queen of Funk herself, Chaka Khan, also appeared, along with talented jazz organist and pianist Cory Henry (Snarky Puppy), high-energy New Orleans horn player Trombone Shorty, and Big Gigantic producer and saxophonist Dominic Lalli.You can once again enter the portal in the gallery below, courtesy of photographer Scott Harris.Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival 2018 Photo: Scott Harris Photo: Sam Harris Photo: Scott Harris Photo: Scott Harris
View Complete Track ListShow #1P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, B.C. (6/22/73)Disc 11. Bertha [6:30]2. Beat It On Down The Line [3:41]3. Deal [5:00]4. Mexicali Blues [4:02]5. Box Of Rain [5:47]6. Bird Song [14:29]7. The Race Is On [3:17]8. Sugaree [8:05]9. Looks Like Rain[7:34]10. Row Jimmy [9:22]11. Jack Straw [5:01]Disc 21. China Cat Sunflower> [8:39]2. I Know You Rider [5:48]3. Big River [5:01]4. Tennessee Jed[8:00]5. Playing In The Band[18:59]6. Here Comes Sunshine [12:25]7. Promised Land [2:58]8. Brown-Eyed Women[5:30]9. El Paso [4:33]Disc 31. Black Peter [9:23]2. Greatest Story Ever Told [5:00]3. Big Railroad Blues[3:56]4. He’s Gone> [11:24]5. Truckin’> [26:06]6. The Other One [15:22]7. Wharf Rat[8:05]Disc 41. Sugar Magnolia [9:57]2. Casey Jones [7:31]3. Johnny B. Goode [3:56]Show #2Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR(6/24/73)Disc 51. Promised Land [3:43]2. Loser[7:09]3. Mexicali Blues[3:53]4. They Love Each Other [5:48]5. Looks Like Rain[7:52]6. Box Of Rain[5:30]7. Big Railroad Blues[4:20]8. Jack Straw [5:02]9. Sugaree [7:24]10. The Race Is On[3:27]11. Row Jimmy [8:30]12. Beat It On Down The Line [3:30]13. China Cat Sunflower> [6:47]14. I Know You Rider [5:05]Disc 61. Around And Around[5:06]2. Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [8:44]3. You Ain’t Woman Enough [3:42]4. El Paso [4:35]5. Stella Blue[7:57]6. Greatest Story Ever Told>[5:04]7. Bertha[6:12]8. Big River [4:47]Disc 71. Dark Star> [27:46]2. Eyes Of The World> [15:40]3. China Doll [6:38]4. Sugar Magnolia [9:40]5. One More Saturday Night [5:16]Show #3Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA (6/26/73)Disc 81. Casey Jones> [6:01]2. Greatest Story Ever Told [5:33]3. Brown-Eyed Women [5:47]4. Jack Straw [5:04]5. Box Of Rain [5:35]6. Deal [4:23]7. Mexicali Blues [4:08]8. You Ain’t Woman Enough [3:47]9. Row Jimmy [9:06]10. The Race Is On [3:34]11. China Cat Sunflower> [8:08]12. I Know You Rider [6:00]13. Beat It On Down The Line [3:28]14. Loser [6:50]Disc 91. Playing In The Band [15:49]2. Bertha [5:56]3. Promised Land [3:27]4. They Love Each Other [5:46]5. El Paso [4:28]6. Black Peter [9:18]7. Big River [4:58]8. Here Comes Sunshine [11:58]9. Me And My Uncle [3:11]Disc 101. He’s Gone> [13:59]2. Truckin’> [10:55]3. The Other One> [6:33]4. Me And Bobby McGee> [5:25]5. The Other One> [18:06]6. Sugar Magnolia [10:03]7. Johnny B. Goode [3:56]Show #4P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada (5/17/74)Disc 111. The Promised Land [3:33]2. Deal [4:45]3. The Race Is On [3:34]4. Ramble On Rose [6:56]5. Jack Straw [5:16]6. Dire Wolf [5:28] 7. Beat It On Down The Line [3:53]8. Loose Lucy [5:07]9. Big River [5:22] 10. It Must Have Been The Roses [5:47]11. Mexicali Blues [3:48]12. Row Jimmy [8:59]Disc 121. Playing In The Band [23:07]2. U.S. Blues [6:09]3. Me And My Uncle [3:17]4. Ship Of Fools [6:27]5. Money Money [4:45]6. China Cat Sunflower> [8:20] 7. I Know You Rider [5:22]Disc 131. Greatest Story Ever Told [5:27]2. Sugaree [8:18]3. Truckin’>[9:56]4. Nobody’s Fault But Mine>[5:14]5. Eyes Of The World> [13:19]6. China Doll [6:01]7. Sugar Magnolia [9:21]Show #5Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR (5/19/74)Disc 141. Missisippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo[8:14]2. Mexicali Blues[3:58]3. Big Railroad Blues [3:57]4. Black-Throated Wind [7:08]5. Scarlet Begonias [5:12]6. Beat It On Down The Line [3:47] 7. Tennessee Jed[8:27]8. Me And Bobby Mcgee[6:02]9. Sugaree[7:31] 10. Jack Straw [5:23]11. It Must Have Been The Roses [5:28]12. El Paso [4:35]13. Loose Lucy [5:07]14. Money Money [4:27]Disc 151. China Cat Sunflower> [8:34]2. I Know You Rider [5:40]3. Promised Land> [3:37]4. Bertha> [6:08]5. Greatest Story Ever Told[6:10]6. Ship Of Fools [6:36] 7. Weather Report Suite> [17:58]8. Wharf Rat [10:49]9. Big River [5:36] 10. Peggy-O [8:11]Disc 161. Truckin’> [9:15]2. Jam> [9:58]3. Not Fade Away>[6:58]4. Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad [6:59]5. One More Saturday Night [5:36]6. U.S. Blues [5:37]Show #6Hec Edmundson Pavilion, University Of Washington, Seattle, WA (5/21/74)Disc 171. Me And My Uncle [3:25]2. Brown-Eyed Women [5:20]3. Beat It On Down The Line [3:47]4. Deal [4:55]5. Mexicali Blues [3:59]6. It Must Have Been The Roses [5:45] 7. The Race Is On [3:34]8. Scarlet Begonias [5:55]9. El Paso [4:56] 10. Row Jimmy [9:25]11. Money Money [5:01]12. Ship Of Fools [6:18]Disc 181. Weather Report Suite> [17:22]2. China Doll[5:48]3. Playing In The Band[46:59]4. U.S. Blues [5:47]Disc 191. Big River [5:24]2. Stella Blue [8:40]3. Around And Around [5:25]4. Eyes Of The World> [13:52]5. Wharf Rat> [9:45]6. Sugar Magnolia [10:03]7. Johnny B. Goode [4:08] The Grateful Dead will put out a brand new, 19-disc box on September 7th. Dubbed Pacific Northwest ’73-‘74: The Complete Recordings, the new collection features six full shows: 6/22/73 (P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, B.C.), 6/24/73 (Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR), 6/26/73 (Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA), 5/17/74 (P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada), 5/19/74 (Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR), and 5/21/74 (Hec Edmundson Pavilion – University Of Washington, Seattle, WA).“In the 1974, the Grateful Dead performed several of the most inspired improvisational jams of their entire 30 touring career, jams that are described by many as some of the finest, purest music the Grateful Dead ever created live on stage,” Graetful Dead archivist David Lemieux told Rolling Stone. “At the top of the list, most Dead Heads consider the 5/19/74 Portland jam out of ‘Truckin’ to be the best of the best, and this restored and remastered release has this show sounding better than we ever could have imagined. It’s majestic, and soars to heights that were reserved for the best Grateful Dead shows ever. Including Portland ’74 amongst the Best Dead Show Ever, up there with Harpur College, Veneta, and Cornell, is not a stretch; after you hear this performance, you’ll know why it’s so highly revered.”“This boxed set includes six shows of which any could have been released on their own as stand-alone archival releases, several of which very nearly were over the past few years,” Lemieux continues. “We always decided to hold off on any of them being released separately in the hopes and expectations that we’d release them all together as a magnificent boxed set from two of the Dead’s best touring years. We’re thrilled it’s now happening, one of the most exciting, exceptional, and dynamic boxed sets the Grateful Dead have ever released.”The ’73 and ’74 tours featured a lineup of Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Keith Godchaux, and Donna Jean Godchaux (longtime percussionist Mickey Hart was on hiatus from the band during this time). The shows took place just three months after the death of founding keyboardist Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, who had stopped touring with the band the previous year.As noted by Lemieux, the forthcoming box set will feature the beloved 5/19/74 “Truckin”. Fortunately, fans won’t have to wait long to hear the fantastic recording of that jam, as the band premiered it earlier today via Rolling Stone. Give that slice of peak Grateful Dead goodness a listen below, and don’t forget to check out the full tracklist from all 19 discs in the Pacific Northwest ’73-‘74: The Complete Recordings box set. Only 15,000 editions of the compilation, which you can pre-order here, will be released.5/19/74 – “Truckin’” > “Jam” > “Not Fade Away”
Kacey Musgraves has shared her new music video for “Rainbow”, the fifth official single from the country-pop singer’s 2018 Grammy award-winning studio album, Golden Hour. The video for Musgraves’ uplifting piano ballad arrived late Sunday evening, right around the time when she was in Los Angeles collecting her (multiple) golden gramophones at the 2019 Grammy Award ceremonies.The new video takes viewers into a few different settings, where various individuals are seen attempting to cope with each of their own struggles ranging from alcoholism and young motherhood to a young man discovering his identity in a household run by dysfunctional parents. Musgraves also appears in the video, portraying the attractive narrator while the fictional characters live out their darker realities in the dimly-lit homes where the video takes place. Every now and then some glimmers of sunshine glisten through the shadows and shine onto Musgraves as she sings out, “If you could see what I see, you’d be blinded by the colors/Yellow, red and orange and green, and at least a million others.” By the time the video’s storyline begins to reach the end, each of the characters can be seen embracing Musgraves’ symbolic optimism with a plethora of rainbow colors of their own. Fans can watch the new music video in full below.Kacey Musgraves – “Rainbow” [Video: Kacey Musgraves]The video’s arrival on Sunday helped to cap off what many would consider a pretty successful Grammy week for Ms. Musgraves. In addition to performing at the MusiCares Gala on Saturday in tribute to her country music colleague, Dolly Parton, Musgraves made headlines again on Sunday by winning a Grammy in four different categories, including “Best Country Solo Performance,” “Best Country Song,” “Best Country Album,” and “Album of the Year.” She also performed “Rainbow” during the ceremony’s live broadcast as well.Musgraves will head out on her Oh, What A World Tour starting this Wednesday, February 13th, with a show at The Van Buren in Phoenix, AZ. Fans can click here for ticket info to her 2019 world tour.
As the music world continues to mourn the loss of Kofi Burbridge, more and more past performances and trickled out of the woodwork to help friends, family, and fans alike remember the incredible abilities of the talented multi-instrumentalist.One such performance that’s once again making the rounds is the debut live show from the All Brothers Band, a group comprised of two sets of brothers—Kofi and Oteil Burbridge and Neal and Alan Evans—at Brooklyn Comes Alive 2016. As part of this debut live set, All Brothers Band included an appropriate instrumental take on Stevie Wonder‘s “Big Brother”. Listening back in the wake of Kofi’s passing, his talents are magnified. The song takes shape under his breezy flute lead, providing a lush foundation for the band to work with. You can hear the emotional performance below:The All Brothers Band – “Big Brother” [Stevie Wonder cover] – Brooklyn Comes Alive 2016[Audio: RLBayers]All Brothers Band Releases New Track, “In The Beginning”, In Honor Of Kofi Burbridge [Listen]You can also watch a chunk of video from the debut performance by the All Brothers Band at Brooklyn Comes Alive 2016 below:All Brothers Band – Brooklyn Comes Alive 2016[Video: Evan Pragliola]In the wake of Kofi Burbridge’s passing, Oteil shared a heartfelt tribute to his big brother:Kofi was my first and biggest hero. He still is. Even though I know all of his human frailties, and even things that used to frustrate me, I will never be any less in awe of his superpowers. They were discovered at a very early age. I thought he was normal as a kid. I didn’t realize how advanced he was until I started playing in high school bands and saw the difference. Trying to keep up with him made me a better player more quickly than most kids my age. I never did catch up to him. There are so many things that I still wanted to learn from him. He was my teacher. … I so wanted Kofi to be the one to teach [my son] Nigel how to play keyboards. But just as much, I wanted to watch Nigel crawl in his lap as he watched his cartoons like he does with me. I wanted him to see Nigel ride his big boy bike without his training wheels. I wanted Nigel to grow up just knowing and be influenced by the sweetness of his Uncle Kofi. …I had an idea one day that I talked to Kofi about. I wanted to do a stage at a festival that was dedicated to brothers. The Wooten brothers, the Wood brothers, the Evans brothers, the Dickinson brothers, the Trucks brothers… you get the idea. And we weren’t going to leave out our sisters either. I hope somebody out there will do this in memory of Kofi and I hope that they call it the Kofi Burbridge Memorial Brothers and Sisters Stage. And I hope they will let me get up there even though my brother is gone. All of you musician brothers and sisters out there please play as many shows together as you can. You just never know how much time you have left together. You can read Oteil’s full tribute to his big brother, Kofi Burbridge, here.
The Green Carpet awards ceremony will premier this spring honoring Harvard faculty, students, and staff who have made significant contributions to greenhouse gas reduction and sustainability at Harvard.Approximately 35 awards will be given, ranging from individual to team categories. The event and selection process is being led by the Office for Sustainability (OFS).Students also will be able to participate in a Green Video competition that challenges undergraduates and graduate students to develop humorous, creative, short video segments that influence viewers to conserve energy.“The University community has made important progress in reducing our greenhouse gas emissions as a result of the work of many individuals throughout Harvard’s Schools,” said Executive Vice President Katie Lapp. “We wanted to recognize these efforts and help to inspire our students, staff, and faculty to continue developing creative ways to advance Harvard’s environmental goals.”Five of the awards will be given to teams based on measurable energy reductions, creativity, and demonstrated teamwork. The specific team awards are Greenhouse Gas Reduction Project, Green Team Project Award, Water or Waste Reduction Project, Capital Project, and Student Project.Individual Achievement Awards will be given to representatives from each School and major unit.Green Video Awards will be presented to the contest’s student winner and runner-up who use humor and creativity to help embed sustainability into Harvard life. Videos will be screened at the awards event, which will take place in late April.Nominations for all of the awards may be made through the OFS website or by email at [email protected] The deadline for entries is April 15. Submissions will be judged by OFS and representatives from each School. Additional information is available at the Green Carpet Awards Web site.