Luther Dickinson & Sisters Of The Strawberry Moon Release “Like A Songbird That Has Fallen” Video [Watch]

first_imgLuther Dickson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon have released a new video for “Like A Songbird That Has Fallen”, off the group’s forthcoming debut studio album, Solstice, due out on March 22nd via New West Records. Dickinson, a co-founding member of southern rock act North Mississippi Allstars, produced the album himself at his family’s Zebra Ranch Studios in Independence, Mississippi. Dickinson has rounded up an all-star, all-female cast for the new project, including Amy Helm, Lillie Mae, Amy LaVere, Sharde Thomas, Birds of Chicago, and the Como Mamas.Originally written by T Bone Burnett and Bob Neuwirth for the 2003 film Cold Mountain, Luther Dickinson recorded his cover of “Like A Songbird That Has Fallen” with Amy Helm and Lillie Mae. Following a breezy opening guitar segment from Dickinson, Helm dives head-first into the song’s verse before harmonizing with Mae on the chorus.Dickinson recently shared his thoughts on the new project with Relix. He explains,Each singer brought a handful of songs to the table. Sometimes it was an old tune they wanted to reinterpret or something new they’d written that felt right for the cast of characters at hand, but no matter the track, all of our colors ended up mixing together on a communal palette.Watch Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon’s new video for “Like A Songbird That Has Fallen” below:Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon – “Like A Songbird That Has Fallen”[Video: New West Records]Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon will perform at various City Winery locations throughout the month of March. The band will also offer support to Phil Lesh and Friends at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on March 16th, as well as make appearances at Woodstock, NY’s Levon Helm Studios and High Sierra Music Festival.For ticketing and more information, head to Luther Dickinson’s website.last_img read more

UKGC seeks wide business input on National Lottery contract

first_img Share Related Articles Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Submit Camelot aims for ‘Big September’ supporting a high street recovery August 26, 2020 UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Addressing an audience of executives at the ‘Media & Telecoms 2019 & Beyond’ event in London, UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) CEO Neil McArthur has urged media, technology, telecoms and publishing stakeholders to offer vital input on the next National Lottery licence.In 2019, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) working alongside the UKGC will launch the initial framework for a National Lottery tender, with McArthur outlining that the UK lottery contract must deliver on innovation, meeting new consumer demands.In his speech, McArthur told delegates: “The National Lottery has been an incredible success and its potential is huge. Harnessing technology, understanding consumer behaviour and innovating to keep players engaged and safe are the keys to unlocking that potential.The current National Lottery contract operated by Camelot Group will expire in 2023, with the UKGC expecting multiple parties to put forward propositions in running the £ multi-billion contract.Camelot has operated the National Lottery since its inception in 1994 raising a reported £39 billion for UK good causes.  Nevertheless, the Canadian pension fund owned firm has come under political fire in recent years, as its public accounts demonstrated that the company delivered increased profits whilst its capacity for funding good causes declined. The UKGC has detailed that it is actively seeking advice from wide-ranging organisations and businesses, in finance, media, telecoms and technology sectors with regards to developing the framework and operating objectives for its National Lottery contract.Speaking to media and telecoms executives, McArthur detailed the importance of the National Lottery as a UK institution, having helped fund more than 500,000 UK charity grants and the funding of GB Olympic and Paralympic Games teams.“When I look around this room, I see lots of pioneers and innovators,” he added. “I see a room full of people who will have a vision of what the future may look like in their field of expertise. And I’d like you to share your thoughts with me and my colleagues, so we can get a clearer view of what the world might look like in 2023 and beyond.”last_img read more

Gregg Popovich holds first Team USA practice ahead of World Cup: ‘All I care about is who’s here’

first_img“I watched the women’s World Cup team win the World Cup and it was inspiring,” said Steve Kerr, who is serving as the team’s assistant coach. “To me, that’s what sports are about, the competition and the unity. Bringing out this great spirit and energy with the fans. We have a chance to do something that is very positive and unifying.”The final roster will be announced Aug. 17 after two weeks of practice and scrimmages.Afterward, the team will embark on a pre-tournament tour in Australia and then the play in the World Cup in China from Aug. 31 to Sept. 15. Andre Drummond, Montrezl Harrell latest to withdraw from FIBA World Cup Gregg Popovich entered the first Team USA practice focused. He was focused on the responsibilities of upholding the US’s legacy at the FIBA World Cup as the team’s head coach, but more importantly on the players who showed up Monday. The Americans are chasing their third consecutive World Cup championship.There are a few late additions that could bolster these hopes. Kings star De’Aaron Fox has reportedly been elevated from the Select Squad and the Nets’ Joe Harris was added to the Select roster before the start of USA Basketball’s workouts in Las Vegas.”All I care about is who’s here,” Popovich said. “I’ve got a fine group of guys and we’re going to get the best possible team we can. … This is the most satisfying form of putting a bunch of guys together and them have empathy and love for each other to form the kind of team they’re going to have to have to beat some really good European teams.”The men’s team also has a lot of inspiration to pull from. The Team USA roster has lost some big names in the last couple of weeks, but that didn’t seem to worry Popovich.”It’s our responsibility to not only be the best team we can be but also conduct ourselves with the USA on our shirt, we’re representing a lot of people,” Popovich said, via ESPN. “We have a huge responsibility, not only for the country, to do this in a classy manner, but to continue the success that USA basketball has had over the last 12 years.” Related News Jerry Colangelo doesn’t have any ‘angst’ over U.S. chances at FIBA World Cup De’Aaron Fox reportedly added to Team USA roster for FIBA World Cup training camplast_img read more