The Wood Brothers released their sixth studio album, One Drop Of Truth, on February 2nd via Honey Jar/Thirty Tigers. Buzz around the trio’s latest effort started growing following the release of the album’s lead single, “River Take The Town”, back in November of 2017. Today, brothers Oliver and Chris Wood and Jano Rix keep their new album’s momentum building with the release of the second single off of One Drop Of Truth, “Happiness Jones”, and the song’s subsequent music video.Premiered on Rolling Stone, “Happiness Jones” features The Wood Brothers’ traditional rollicking, upbeat, and nostalgic Americana sound. However, the song and the music video both rely on contrasts—with the lyrics undermining the song’s happy-go-lucky melody and the black-and-white music video directed by Daniel Long further pushing these binaries. The best moments of the music video for The Wood Brothers’ “Happiness Jones” are found as Chris Wood shows off his beloved dance skills, which seem particularly exuberant with their juxtaposition against Oliver Wood’s stoic presence.As Chris Wood told Rolling Stone, “Someone suggested I do some ‘interpretive dancing’ for the video, along the lines of the little improvised dance I do for the live show.” He continued, “I enjoy moving to music so we tried to capture that in the video.” You can watch the video below:The Wood Brothers – “Happiness Jones” [Official Video][Video: The Wood Brothers]You can listen to The Wood Brothers’ One Drop of Truth in full below via Spotify:The Wood Brothers – One Drop of Truth – Full Album The Wood Brothers – One Drop Of Truth – Tracklisting1.River Takes the Town2. Happiness Jones3. Laughin’ or Crying4. Strange as it Seems5. Sky High6. Seasick Emotions7. This Is It8. Sparkling Wine10. Can’t Look AwayView ‘One Drop of Truth’ Tracklisting
Phil Lesh Concludes Two-Night Run With John Scofield, Scott Metzger, & More At Terrapin Crossroads [Watch]
Phil Lesh was back in action on Thursday for the second evening of his “Phil & Friends” run at his Terrapin Crossroads venue just north of the San Francisco Bay Area in San Rafael. Last night’s show was webcast via Nugs.tv for Deadheads across the country to enjoy and featured the former Dead bassist teaming up with jazz guitarist John Scofield, Scott Metzger of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, and Terrapin Family Band members Jason Crosby and Alex Koford.The performance began with Lesh counting the band into an uptempo rendition of “Viola Lee Blues”. Scofield wasted no time in grooving into some introductory solo work with some muscular guitar tones coming out of his Fender Telecaster. Koford followed suit in stepping up to the mic to sing on “West L.A. Fadeaway”, followed by a bluesy rendition of “Mr. Charlie” featuring Metzger on vocals. Koford returned to singing duties to bring the energy down just slightly for a trio of early Dead tunes, “He’s Gone”, “Jack Straw”, and “New Speedway Boogie”. The first half of the show came to a close with Koford once again leading the band through their version of “Ramble On Rose”.Phil Lesh & Friends – “Viola Lee Blues” [Pro-Shot] – 1/24/2019[Video: Nugs.net]The talented collection of musicians returned to the stage for set two with Metzger at the mic for “Playing In The Band”. The opening tune stretched out into a lengthy jam with some skillful guitar work from both Metzger and Scofield before Koford took the band into the classic Dead combo of “Scarlet Begonias” > “Fire on the Mountain”. Lesh then returned to singing duties for a performance of “Mountains of the Moon”, a lesser-played track from the Dead’s 1969 Aoxomoxoa LP. Metzger continued the second set psychedelia with “Estimated Prophet”, followed by group a rendition of “The Wheel” and a Lesh-led “Unbroken Chain” from 1974’s From the Mars Hotel. The show’s encore saw the band break out another classic Dead song combo in “China Cat Sunflower” > “I Know You Rider”.Phil Lesh & Friends – “Playing In The Band” [Pro-Shot] – 1/24/2019[Video: Nugs.net]Lesh and Scofield will be back in action for the annual celebration of Phil’s birthday at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on March 14th, 15th, and 16th. Fans can click here for tickets and information regarding upcoming Phil Lesh performances.Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends | Terrapin Crossroads | San Rafael, CA | 1/24/2019Set One: Viola Lee Blues, West L.A. Fadeaway, Mr. Charlie, He’s Gone, Jack Straw, New Speedway Boogie, Ramble On RoseSet Two: Playing in the Band, Scarlet Begonias, Fire on the Mountain, Mountains on the Moon, Estimated Prophet, The Wheel, Unbroken ChainEncore: China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider
… Club gets new uniforms, compliments of HACCAFTER going down to Zeelugt’s Cold Fusion in their tapeball encounter recently, Everest turned the table on their opponents in a feature Under-17 35-over clash, played last Saturday at their Camp Road, Georgetown venue.In a game that fluctuated throughout, Everest triumphed by a mere seven runs in a thrilling affair. Set a challenging 131 for victory after the home team were limited to 130 all out in 31 overs, Cold Fusion were restricted to 123 all out in 33.3 overs.For Everest, Aaron Beharry led the way with a top score of 23 with extras playing a big role with 36, including a whopping 31 wides. The bowling honours were shared by P. Binand (3 for 8 off 3 overs), Kapildeo Charandeen (3 for 16 in 3), Aaron Mohabir (2 for 10 in 4) and Andre Seepersaud (2 for 26 off 7).Everest skipper Vishal Persaud collects the winning trophy from sponsor Prem Raghubir.Seepersaud completed a fine all-round performance with a fine 39 and received solid support from D. George who stroked 21. The rest of the batting however floundered to the bowling of Mohamed Jameer who captured four for 19 in 5.3 overs. There were two wickets each for Andre Tilku, Demerara Under-19 selectee Renaldo Mohamed and Vishal Persaud. Jameer was named man-of-the-match for his brilliant bowling performance.The winning trophy which was handed over to Everest skipper Vishal Persaud was donated by Prem Raghubir of Royal Woodworking Establishment.Opportunity was also taken to hand over cricket gear and uniforms to the recently-formed Cold Fusion players. Manniram Shew handed over a set for uniforms to the club’s president Bhudnarine Persaud on behalf of Narchand ‘Archie’ Mohan, owner and president of Hawaiian Arctic Cricket Club (HACC) of Toronto, Canada.Saheed Mohamed of Everest also presented two helmets and a pair of batting gloves.