Colorado’s own Leftover Salmon has announced details with their annual SolShine Music Festival, which is set to take place in Winter Park, CO from August 11th-14th. The festival will feature four sets from Leftover Salmon – two sets each on August 12th and 13th – while the rest of the lineup rounds itself out nicely with sets from Trout Steak Revival, The Record Company, Gipsy Moon, DeadPhish Orchestra and Sweet Lillies.Erik Deutsch, Greg Garrison and Alwyn Robinson will play a special late-night set one night, while DeadPhish Orchestra will kick things off on August 11th. The event will be held in Hideaway Park, and is a free, while ticketed shows will be held at Ullrs and Winter Park Pub. For more information and details, check out the Winter Park website.
We knew Wisconsin starting quarterback Joel Stave could throw a football, but did we know the redshirt senior could sing? Maybe.Did we know Stave could sing while wearing cargo shorts?Definitely not.Alas, Stave has shown his various talents extend beyond the football field, as a recently surfaced video shows him and his brother Bryan Stave performing a cover of Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran’s “Everything Has Changed.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ1qt3e-pL8While his brother is at the forefront of the performance, boasting lead vocals with incredible falsetto and a smooth series of chords on the guitar, Joel makes some key contributions as he adds in some harmonies during the hook and a steady beat on the bongos.And this isn’t singing Joel Stave’s only performance — he’s also featured on another one of his brother’s videos performing an original song, “Tonight.” It carries a similar structure with Bryan on the lead vocals and guitar, and Joel adding in harmonies. The quarterback adds in some piano playing on top of his bongos, further proving his versatility as a musician and overall human being.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OjBCwTWbp4Even though Joel’s vocal performance is crisp and his bongo playing is top notch, his stage presence could use a bit of work — a simple smile or two throughout the performance could have helped lighten the mood a bit.Nevertheless, Joel will likely wait to work on his stage presence till a much later date, as the quarterback and UW football team have a big matchup with No. 3 Alabama approaching this Saturday night in Arlington, Texas to open the 2015 regular season.And hopefully, for the sake of Badger fans everywhere, Stave proves he’s as gifted with his arm as he is with his vocal chords.