Greensky, Turkuaz, Keller Williams, And More Tear Up Cabinet’s Susquehanna Breakdown [Photos/Full Audio]

first_imgThis weekend, some of our favorite acts flocked to Scranton, Pennsylvania to take part in Susquehanna Breakdown, a music festival hosted by Pennsylvania’s bluegrass sweethearts Cabinet. Across the two-day event, Greensky Bluegrass, The Wood Brothers, Keller Williams, Turkuaz, Tom Hamilton’s American Babies, Billy Strings, Kitchen Dwellers, Organ Freeman, and more put on spectacular performances, in addition to three performances by host-band Cabinet plus their joint set with Keller Williams.Watch Greensky Bluegrass Tear Up “Reverend” At Last Year’s Northwest String Summit [Pro-Shot]After a performance by the Dishonest Fiddlers, Friday saw Keller Williams kick things off with his solo set before joining Cabinet for one set of pure collaborative goodness. Williams then departed and left Cabinet to do their thing for their own solo set, before the host band handed the night off to Organ Freeman to close things down. Saturday was a much busier day, with the opening of the Susquehanna Stage doubling the day’s the musical capacities. The final day of the two-day event, the festival’s two stages on Saturday saw additional performances by Cabinet, plus stellar, foot-stompin’ sets from Greensky Bluegrass, Turkuaz, The Wood Brothers, Kitchen Dwellers, Billy Strings, and Tom Hamilton’s American Babies.Cabinet and Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Welcome Greensky’s Dave Bruzza In Fort Collins [Videos]Highlights from the many diverse musical performances of the weekend include Keller Williams and Cabinet’s joint set, as well as Cabinet’s set closer later in the night—a cover of Cake’s “The Distance.” On Saturday, Greensky put on a fiery show for the festival attendees, which saw sit-ins by Tom Hamilton, JP Biondo, Patrick Biondo, and the young bluegrass rising star Billy Strings and eventually ended on a high note with an excellent rendition of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs.” As always, Turkuaz’s set was high-energy and dialed in, and their funk offered a nice change from the bluegrass stylings prominent across the weekend. You can take a listen to select sets from across Cabinet’s Susquehanna Breakdown this weekend below. You can check out photos from Susquehanna Breakdown below, courtesy of Sam Watson. Cabinet with Keller Williams and Cabinet Solo Set, 5/19/2017[Recording courtesy of Keith Litzenberger]Organ Freeman, 5/19/2017[Recording courtesy of Nick Blockus]Cabinet, 5/20/2017[Recording courtesy of Rich Stoler]Greensky Bluegrass, 5/20/2017 [Recording courtesy of Rich Stoler]Tom Hamilton’s American Babies, 5/20/2017Turkuaz, 5/20/2017[Recording courtesy of Rich Stoler]Susquehanna Breakdown | Scranton, PA | 5/19-20/2017 | Photo: Sam Watson Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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Rodgers: Gerrard a Liverpool icon

first_img Press Association Gerrard’s testimonial at Anfield in August 2013 raised about £1million and he donated £500,000 to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Charity – of which he became a founding partner – while his own foundation, set up in 2011, continues to raise money to provide grants for local causes. Rodgers said that showed the mark of the man, not just as a footballer. “I’ve asked a lot of my staff ‘If you could describe Steven in one word what would it be?'” he said. “The words which come to mind are ‘genuine’, ‘quality’, ‘world-class’ – all the adjectives you would describe him as. “I would describe him as ‘Liverpool’. Not just Liverpool as a football club but Liverpool the city. “This is a guy who is very much about looking after his people. He loves this city. “As you have seen and heard he has had number of opportunities to move from here to prestigious clubs but Liverpool is his home. “He grew up round the corner and went on to play for the club he supported and what he has given to this city, politicians haven’t given to this city. The 34-year-old midfielder will lead his boyhood side out at Anfield for the final time on Saturday ahead of his summer move to Los Angeles Galaxy. Reds manager Rodgers admits the player is irreplaceable and that the city of his birth owes him a great debt. Brendan Rodgers believes Steven Gerrard is ‘Mr Liverpool’ and has done more for his home city than the politicians whose job it is to work for the betterment of the area. “What he has [done for] local hospitals and charities, all the work he does is unheralded. “He is a wonderful symbol for the people here and an incredible icon of the club. “If you think he is a good player he is an even better human being.” Planning for life without Gerrard began months ago but Rodgers accepts there is no one player he can bring in who can even hope to fill the void. However, he refused to discuss how they might get around the problem in the summer. “Today isn’t about talking about transfer policy. Today is about commemorating the career of a phenomenal player in Steven,” he added. “Not having him here will be a hole and a miss. He has shown he is one of the few genuine world-class players. “He is irreplaceable in terms of what he is but you have to keep moving forward as a club and a team.” Visitors Crystal Palace have barely warranted a mention in the build-up to Saturday’s game as there has been so much focus on Gerrard’s Anfield farewell. But while Gerrard may have dominated the agenda outside of the club’s Melwood training ground, Rodgers insists it is business as usual in terms concentrating on their preparations. “In terms of trying to control emotion it has been very simple. The attitude of all the players has been first-class, Steven in particular,” said the Reds boss. “His standards are such that no matter what the occasion or the focus he is very much concentrated on training hard every day. “We are very focused on Palace. We respect and understand the nature of the game and the occasion – as I am sure will Palace – but we are concentrating on winning the game as I am sure Steven will want to go out with a win. “Steven doesn’t like the focus and attention but it is brought on because of his star quality. “He will want, more than anyone, to win the game for the team. We still have to win games. The players are not on holiday at all.” last_img read more

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