Garrett Dutton aka “G.Love” of G. Love & Special Sauce has announced the inaugural Cape Cod Roots & Blues Festival coinciding in celebration of the band’s 25th anniversary. The one-day event is scheduled for September 15th, 2018, and will take place along the beautiful shores of Nauset Beach in the town of Orleans, MA. Headliners G. Love & Special Sauce will be joined by singer-songwriter Citizen Cope, soulful Hawaiian outfit Ron Artis II and The Truth, and Boston Funk Ambassadors Ripe.Cape Cod Roots & Blues Festival is a celebration of family, live music, community, and the natural environment of Cape Cod. This 10-mile stretch of sandy beach offers swimming and fishing, plus surfing in non-protected areas. Dutton explains that “Orleans, Massachusetts has been our home for seven years now and we have fallen completely in love with the town, the people, and the beautiful pristine nature which surrounds the Cape. From surfing to paddle boarding, fishing and bird watching, hiking, biking, eating, drinking–the Cape has it all.”The event, curated by Dutton, features bands and performers that have personally resonated with him musically. The festival is about “bringing to the stage a musical family that we have been cultivating for 25 years strong,” he says. Local Orleans resident Mike McNamara, owner and co-founder of The Hog Island Beer Co, has been an essential proponent of the Cape Cod Roots & Blues Festival. As the exclusive beer provider for the festival, Hog Island Beer Co will create a beer garden for guests to sip craft beers and enjoy the event’s natural beauty. See what’s on tap here.For more information on the Cape Cod Roots & Blues Festival or to purchase tickets, head here.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Clippers entered their Christmas night game against the visiting Golden State Warriors having lost three of their past four and five of eight. Coach Doc Rivers was asked before tipoff about his level of concern in that regard.“Zero … I think our team’s fine,” he said.Rivers was reminded that it was only over the past week that he said he believed his team was about to get on another roll — it won nine consecutive games from Nov. 24 to Dec. 10.“Yeah, I believe that,” Rivers said. “I do. It’s going to come. I don’t know when, but I like the way we’re starting to play. … The Denver loss (on Dec. 19), I throw that out. But the other two losses, you don’t get anything from losing, but I just like the way we’re playing. “I think we’re getting close in a lot of areas. At the end of the day, you know, it’s at the end of the year when you want to be playing right.” Rivers said sometimes a team has to take some hits to get better.“And we’re willing to take those,” he said. “we’re going through that now.”Rivers did admit that his team is still failing to play well defensively, especially at the outset of games.Were Warriors looking ahead? Warriors coach Steve Kerr, before Tuesday’s 115-105 loss to the Lakers, talked about how well things have gone for his team during not only his first year at the helm, but his first year as a head coach. “I count my blessings every day,” said Kerr, whose team was an NBA-best 23-4 prior to Christmas night. “I’ve been in the NBA — I think it’s 26 years in some capacity — so I’m well aware that when an opportunity like this comes along, you have to savor it, savor the people around you and the good fortune.”His team was then routed — the Lakers led by 22 points entering the fourth quarter — by a poor Lakers team that was missing Kobe Bryant.Considering the Clippers and Warriors have become a rather heated rivalry, Kerr was queried prior to tip-off Christmas night as to whether his team was looking ahead to the Clippers.“I don’t think so,” he said. “We didn’t have any energy, we didn’t bring it, we weren’t ready. I don’t think it had anything to do with looking ahead to this game. I think it was maybe a natural letdown, you know, back-to-back; we’ve had a lot of games.“We probably thought we were a little better than we were. Kobe doesn’t play and we let our guard down, for sure. But we weren’t ready and they laid it on us and we got what we deserved.”Kerr likes to splice film of movies and other sporting events into a game film to “keep things light.” He was asked if he did that with the film of that Lakers game.“No, we flushed that one down the toilet … literally,” he said, drawing laughter from reporters.This and thatDeAndre Jordan’s 15 points and 22 rebounds in Tuesday’s 107-104 loss at Atlanta was his 13th double-double of the season. The 22 rebounds were the most the Hawks have allowed a player this season. … Blake Griffin posted his ninth double-double of the season in the same game, with 21 points and 11 assists. … The Clippers were 4-12 in Christmas Day games before Thursday. … The game at Atlanta was the Clippers’ fourth game in five nights, with all the games being played in different time zones — at Denver, vs. Milwaukee, at San Antonio and at Atlanta. No other NBA team will endure that this season and the last team to do that was Memphis in Jan. 2010. … Rivers said he still didn’t have a timetable for the return of backup post Spencer Hawes (knee), who had missed the past seven games. Rivers said Hawes is getting close, and Hawes was on the court shooting pre-game.