Trail Mix – Roanoke

first_imgSometimes you just have to get away.That was what the members of Nashville based Americana band Roanoke did when they set about recording their newest record, Where I Roam, which drops today.The band headed to a cabin in northern Michigan, finding inspiration in the silence and solace that comes from getting away from the ebb and flow of the Music City.By any measure, it was a smart move. The collection of songs that became Where I Roam are lovely, highlighting the band’s tight harmonies – vocalists Joey Beesley and Travis Dupuis blend beautifully together – and songwriting prowess.I had the pleasure of hearing from guitarist/vocalist Travis Dupuis about recording the new record, where the band will be roaming next, and the inspiration that comes from immersing oneself in rural Michigan to make a record.BRO – Best part of being isolated in a cabin in Michigan to write a record?TD –  For me, the best part was the fact that I grew up there. Much of my childhood was spent in northern Michigan in the woods, so I had a lot of memories and nostalgic feelings to draw from. Apart from that, it was great to get away from the hustle and bustle of Nashville for a bit. As a band, we are always together, touring, practicing, and playing shows, so it can be difficult to get everyone in one place and in a creative, stress-free environment. It was the first time we had done anything like that, so inspiration just seemed to pour out of us. We took some time during the days to have a little fun, like riding four wheelers through the trails and having family dinners in the evenings, so it was just a relaxing, eye-opening experience that really brought us together as a band, and I think that comes through in the music.BRO – Was there a special spot you found at the cabin that just felt right for writing?TD – The whole place was great for writing. The cabin was my uncle’s hunting lodge, so it is pretty bare bones. We had all of our equipment set up in the upstairs loft, which was great for arranging and jamming. During the day, we would split off or pair off. Some of us would sit on the back porch in the morning, listening to the birds’ chirp, while others might take a walk down the trails and find some inspiration in the trees. We found some really beautiful open fields while riding on the trails and we sat around the fire at night. There was no shortage of peaceful, beautiful spots to find inspiration.BRO – What music did you all listen to while you were in the cabin?TD – We listened to Tyler Chiders’ Purgatory quite a lot. I still hear those songs and it always takes me back to the cabin. We also listened to a ton of Bon Iver, Fleetwood Mac, Gregory Alan Isakov, Jason Isbell, and some Bill Evans and Miles Davis in the morning.BRO – We are featuring “Silent Films” on this month’s Trail Mix. What’s the story behind the song?TD – During the day, much of our time was spent writing, and in the evenings we would come together and jam any new material anyone had come up with earlier. One evening we went up to the loft and Kyle, our drummer, played us a song and we all really loved it. Joey started singing it, I added some harmonies, and we worked out an arrangement and knew we had something really special. The song is about how fragile falling in love can be, especially in the presence of others. We recently released a music video for it which features clips of my grandparents in the 70s traveling and falling in love, which so perfectly embodies the idea behind both the song and Where I Roam.BRO – Considering the record title, where would you like to roam to next?TD – We will be all over this summer and fall, from Michigan to Virginia and places in between. We love to bring our music on the road, and there are so many places we can’t wait to explore. We would love to go west very soon and eventually make it out of the United States and over the United Kingdom. Traveling and seeing new places is a large part of our sound, and I am very excited to see how it inspires our unwritten songs.Roanoke doesn’t have to roam far this weekend, as they will be celebrating the release of the new record with a show in their hometown of Nashville. After that, the road will take them to the Midwest, with shows in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Michigan in early July before returning to the Southeast later in the month.For more information on the band, the new record, or when Roanoke will be on stage near you, please surf over to their website.Be sure to check out this month’s Trail Mix, where you can take a listen to “Silent Films,” along with brand new tunes from the likes of Hawktail, T. Hardy Morris, and Cicada Rhythm.last_img read more

The Revival of Olympic Spirit Through the Project “Celebrating Olympic”

first_imgThe year 2014 in B&H will be marked by many Jubilees. The 30 year anniversary of one of the most important cultural, sportive and touristic events in world- Winter Olympic games, hosted by Sarajevo, B&H in 1984 will be celebrated.B&H, specifically Sarajevo and East Sarajevo in 2014 will start a three year preparations for the organization of the European Winter Olympic Games for Youth EYOWF 2017.On this occasion, the Olympic Committee of B&H in partnership with agencies CIP7 and Visia will implement a four year project – Olympic Family- Celebrating Olympic that aims to revive the Olympic spirit, to promote original Olympic values, to raise awareness on the importance of organizing the upcoming event Winter European Festival for Youth EYOWF 2017, popularization of winter sports in general and the creation of a new generation of athletes, primarily for winter sports.The exhibition of B&H artists that will present a very important cultural event for the whole country is one of the segments of the project Olympic Family- Celebrating Olympic. The exhibition will be presented in 10 cities in B&H. All the art academies and all professional artists are invited.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

LIVE: Botswana 42 Uganda 46

first_imgThe score at halftimeUPDATE– Netball World Youth CupFT- Uganda ?? 46 – Botswana ??  42Gabarone, Botswana| THE INDEPENDENT REPORTER |  Uganda’s She Pearls will come up against a high flying and unbeaten Botswana Under 21 side as the Netball World Youth Cup enters day 3 in Gabarone on Monday.LIVE Botswana stands in Uganda’s way at Netball World Youth Cup #NWYC2017 https://t.co/k2arTaF0g7 pic.twitter.com/2AWXnnEEyq— The Independent (@UGIndependent) July 10, 2017 Share on: WhatsApp #NWYC2017 LIVE! | Botswana v UgandaCheck out all of the action from the #NWYC2017 in Botswana on YouTube:… https://t.co/TBmZB07pVt — nwyc2017 (@nwyc2017) July 10, 2017last_img

Florida man jailed twice in 2 days for impersonating cop

first_imgThe Flagler County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a man for impersonating a law enforcement officer just days after he was arrested for the exact same charge.60-year-old LeRoy Stotelmyer was arrested on March 11 after investigators received a tip from a toll bridge attendant who said Stotelmyer flashed a law enforcement badge twice to avoid paying a $2 toll.On-duty officers are allowed to cross free of charge, officials said.The toll booth attendant told investigators that Stotelmyer flashed the silver badge at him, and he then showed LeRoy the article about his arrest for impersonating an officer. He said Stotelmyer then put away the badge and paid the toll.Sheriff Rick Staly said Stotelmyer was arrested March 9 on charges of impersonating an officer and shoplifting. On March 11 he was charged with felony violation of pre-trial release and impersonating an officer. He was being held without bond.,60-year-old LeRoy Stotelmyer was arrested on March 11 after investigators received a tip from a toll bridge attendant who said Stotelmyer flashed a law enforcement badge twice to avoid paying a $2 toll.On-duty officers are allowed to cross free of charge, officials said.The toll booth attendant told investigators that Stotelmyer flashed the silver badge at him, and he then showed LeRoy the article about his arrest for impersonating an officer. He said Stotelmyer then put away the badge and paid the toll.Sheriff Rick Staly said Stotelmyer was arrested March 9 on charges of impersonating an officer and shoplifting. On March 11 he was charged with felony violation of pre-trial release and impersonating an officer. He was being held without bond.last_img read more