Marc Ford Shows Off His Americana Credentials With This Set Of Songs From His Album “The Vulture”[Listen]

first_imgMarc Ford has been a fixture in the live music scene for years. As a seminal guitar player for the Black Crowes in the nineties, Ford went on to record with artists such as Widespread Panic, Gov’t Mule, Ben Harper and more after leaving the band, forming a succesful career as a studio musician and producer. Recently, Ford has been performing as a solo artist, releasing a bevy of solo albums that culminated with his impressive 2016 release The Vulture, and he’s also a part of Rich Robinson‘s crew of former Black Crowes bandmates called Magpie Salute. Over the years, Ford has proven himself to be an excellent blues guitarist as well as a proficient Americana songwriter.Back in November, Ford stopped by Futureappletree in Rock Island, IL to perform a session for online music subscription service Daytrotter. Ford performed the song’s lead single, “Devils in the Details”, as well as “The Ghetto Is Everywhere”, “The Vulture”, “Same Coming Up”, and “Shalimar Dreams”, all from The Vulture as well. It was a great and stirring performance that truly showcased the best of Marc Ford and what he has to offer.Thankfully for those who don’t subscribe to Daytrotter, Paste Magazine is streaming the show, and all five songs from the set are embedded below for your listening pleasure. Also included below is a recently released video of Ford performing with the Neptune Blues Club performing Deep Water” in a session for read more

Liverpool the real test for Arsenal’s Emery evolution

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Handed an unforgiving start as Arsenal’s first new manager for nearly a quarter of a century, Unai Emery has quickly put defeats to Manchester City and Chelsea behind him with a 13-game unbeaten run to earn the respect of the Gunners’ support.However, the real test of how far Emery’s Arsenal have evolved since being outclassed by City on the opening weekend of the season comes when Liverpool travel to the Emirates on Saturday.Arsenal have won 12 of those 13 games unbeaten, the only slip coming at Crystal Palace last weekend when they conceded two penalties in a 2-2 draw.Yet, they haven’t faced any of the Premier League’s top six from last season in that run, with defeats of Watford and Everton their only victories over sides in the top half of the table.Emery still seems to be searching for the right balance, while also getting two star centre-forwards in Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang into the side.Lacazette and Aubameyang have already combined for 14 goals between them this season and their firepower has so far got Arsenal out of trouble, particularly late in games with Emery’s men yet to enjoy a half-time lead in the Premier League.It is to Emery’s credit that his changes have often impacted the game positively for his side, and that Arsenal only trail league leaders City and Liverpool by four points heading into this weekend.The priority for Arsenal this season remains a top four finish and a return to the Champions League rather than a title challenge, and Emery is well on course for that goal.– Liverpool cure top six travel sickness –However, the Spaniard can look to his opponents this weekend for inspiration in what Arsenal could look like as the finished product. Jurgen Klopp has taken almost three years to find the right blend between attack and defence despite reaching two European finals with Liverpool, one of which he lost to Emery’s Sevilla in the Europa League two years ago.Until now, a realistic tilt at the title has been undermined by defensive deficiencies.In this fixture last season, Liverpool blew a two-goal lead by conceding three times in five minutes in a thrilling 3-3 draw.One of the major culprits for Liverpool’s collapse that night, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, has played just two Premier League games for the club since, while within weeks Virgil van Dijk was bought for a world record fee for a defender.To have any chance of keeping pace with City in the quest for Liverpool’s first Premier League title for nearly three decades, Klopp needed to drastically improve results on the road against top six opposition.That point at the Emirates as good as it got against the Premier League elite last season. In total Liverpool conceded 15 goals in five games and were beaten at City, Manchester United, Tottenham and Chelsea.Already there has been an upturn in fortunes with victory at Spurs last month and Daniel Sturridge’s stunning late strike earning a well-deserved point at Chelsea.Unfortunately for Liverpool, City show no sign of letting up.They too won at Spurs on Monday, held Liverpool at Anfield last month and outclassed Arsenal in a baptism of fire for Emery on the first weekend of the season.In most other seasons, a point at a rejuvenated Arsenal would be seen as a good result, but in trying to just keep pace with City, Liverpool need another statement win on Saturday.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Free golf lessons on offer in Warwickshire

first_img Free golf lessons will be on offer from next week at three pitch and putt courses across Warwickshire.The weekly ‘Golf for u’ sessions start on April 11 and PGA professional Jason Powell will be on hand throughout the summer at:Newbold Comyn Golf Course, Leamington, on MondaysWar Memorial Park pitch and putt, Coventry, on TuesdaysTudor Park pitch and putt, Solihull, on WednesdaysAt each centre he’ll take sessions for adults between 3-4pm and 6-7pm and for families from 4.30-5.30pm.The project takes golf out of its traditional club setting and is run by England Golf, in partnership with Warwick, Solihull and Coventry councils. It aims to make it easier than ever before to learn to play the game.It was trialled in Warwickshire last year and prompted enthusiastic feedback, including this comment from a novice who went on to become a golfer:“The informality and age range of all participants created a very relaxed introduction to golf and there was absolutely no embarrassment in being a total novice.“From this introduction to golf, and with others who started with me, I went on to take part in group coaching during the winter months and now play with some confidence on an 18 hole course with golfing partners that I met from participating in golf in the park. Looking back the total activity became a relaxed social event.”Another beginner remarked: “The opportunity for me and my family to all go and experience how golf should be played by a PGA professional was amazing. We really enjoyed the different activities held each week and the encouragement and one to one time that was still provided to us all to improve. A brilliant experience.”Jason’s coaching covers an introduction to the game, including grip, posture and swing. Anyone interested should just turn up in comfortable clothing and flat shoes to learn the basics, some information about the rules and a little ‘golf-speak.’He’ll also provide a quick refreshers for returners who want to get back on the course. Jason is pictured above, giving a lesson.Anyone interested in further tuition can visit our Get Into Golf site to find great value coaching near them. Get into golf is the national campaign to get more people golfing, run by England Golf and supported by Sport England Lottery Funding. 4 Apr 2016 Free golf lessons on offer in Warwickshire last_img read more