On Saturday night, the funk gurus of Lettuce performed their second and final set at LOCKN’ Festival in Arrington, Virginia. Following up their Thursday night performance, which saw them and Thursday’s headliners, Umphrey’s McGee, offer up one of the most buzzed-about transitions of the weekend, for their late-night Saturday set, Lettuce played a late-night tribute to Jerry Garcia Band with a truly all-star cast. In addition to former Lettuce guitarist Eric Krasno, the funk act also welcomed out a number of special guests, including members of Dead & Company, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and more.You can watch the first few songs from this already-legendary set below. To open up the show, Lettuce kicked off the JGB celebration at the Relix Stage with the instrumental “Finders Keepers”, an instrumental tune written by Merl Saunders that was frequently recorded and performed by Saunders and Jerry Garcia, followed up by a take on Smokey Robinson‘s “I Second That Emotion”, led by keyboardist Nigel Hall. For their first guests of the night, Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge (who was celebrating his birthday) and Tedeschi Trucks Band keyboardist (and Oteil’s brother) Kofi Burbridge and vocalists Alecia Chakour (who formerly sang with Lettuce) and Mark Rivers joined the set for a dub-heavy rendition of Peter Tosh‘s “Stop That Train”. Opening and closing with Oteil scatting, eventually, Eric Krasno took the lead vocals on the song, highlighting his vocal abilities, which he began showing off on his debut solo album, Blood From Stone.You can also listen to the full performance below, courtesy of Randy Bayers and Funk It, which saw Lettuce also welcome out Bob Weir and John Mayer, and some unexpected lead vocals from Adam Smirnoff, Benny Bloom, and Jesus Coomes. Enjoy![Video: Nick Kosot/Relix][Audio: Randy Bayers and Funk It]Setlist: Lettuce with Eric Krasno | LOCKN’ Festival | Infinity Downs Farm | Arrington, VA | 8/25/2018Set: Finders Keepers, I Second That Emotion, Stop That Train$*+, After Midnight*#, Sugaree*#%, Tangled Up In Blue*#%, That’s What Love Will Make You Do*#%, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)*#%, Cats Under The Stars*#, They Love Each Other*#$ with bassist Oteil Burbridge | + keyboardist Kofi Burbridge | * vocalist Alecia Chakour and vocalist Mark Rivers | # with John Mayer | % with Bob Weir
Another local coach ends up being very successful back at his own Alma Mater! Stacy Meyer was a Greensburg High School graduate where he played basketball and baseball 4 years and football for 2. He continued with his athletics at Hanover College where he played basketball for 4 years and baseball for 2.Stacy was a teacher in the Greensburg School System before he became their Athletic Director. He has been head coach for the Pirates for 13 years having prior coaching experience as an assistant at Franklin College and then head coach at Southwestern Shelby High School for 2 years and at Whiteland High School for 3. The Greensburg Pirates have been very successful under Coach Meyer winning the 3A state title twice.Coach Meyer & his wife, Jennie, have been married for 21 years and have twin daughters, Ashlynn and Bailey. The girls are freshmen in college.
Brazilian singer Wesley Safadao, DJ Bob Sinclair and world surfing champion Gabriel Medina were among the celebrities who joined Neymar and his team-mates for the party on Monday.Instagram footage shows the Brazilian, who is the world’s most expensive footballer, dancing and singing on stage with team-mates Dani Alves and Kylian Mbappe.However, there was an altogether different mood when the former Barcelona forward gave a speech later in the night.“What I wanted the most as a birthday present today is a new metatarsal so I could be on the field fighting and doing what I love the most, which is playing soccer,” a tearful Neymar said.The party, which was attended by around 200 guests, almost didn’t take place with Neymar admitting during his speech that he almost cancelled the celebrations, only to be talked around by his friends.He also thanked his team mates for their support, saying: “They are giving me all the strength possible to help me return as soon as possible.”Neymar sustained the injury to his foot during Paris St-Germain’s cup win over Strasbourg on 23 January, the same injury he suffered in February last year.The Brazil forward is said to be sidelined until April and as a result will miss a number of games for PSG, notably both legs of their Champions League last-16 tie with Manchester United.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Paris St-Germain star, Neymar, gave a tearful speech at his 27th birthday party on Monday might where he wished for a “new metatarsal”.The Brazilian celebrated with team-mates and a number of celebrities at the Pavillon Gabriel near the Champs-Elysees.Despite his injury, he stayed true to the ‘Nuit Rouge’ – or ‘Red Night’ – theme, greeting guests on a pair of red crutches and wearing custom red trainers made especially for the occasion.
Darron Gibson in action for Everton 1 Darron Gibson wants to be like a new signing for Everton now he has finally returned from ongoing injuries.The former Manchester United man sat out the majority of the 2013/14 season after sustaining an anterior cruciate ligament injury while on international duty with the Republic of Ireland.Gibson has now made five substitute appearances in the Premier League this season and, although he is yet to start a league match, he is ready to re-establish himself for Roberto Martinez.“It’s been frustrating because I had a good pre-season, but maybe it wasn’t right and I wasn’t fit enough when I came back in at the start of the season,” Gibson told Everton TV.“Mentally, it was frustrating for me but I’ve worked hard and hopefully now that’s me back to my best.“It’s the best I’ve felt in the last 18 months, so fingers crossed [it can continue] and it’s good to be back.“I want to play as many games as I can, every time I set a target or goal, I end up breaking down again so I’m just going to try and stay on the pitch for as long as I can.”