Greensky Bluegrass Welcomes Elvis Impersonator & Vegas Showgirls For Sin City Spectacle [Video]

first_imgOn Saturday night, Greensky Bluegrass hit the stage at the Bender Jamboree for their first of two headlining slots this weekend at the annual festival taking place at the Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. The band joined an exciting lineup for the evening that also included The Travelin’ McCourys, Leftover Salmon, Billy Strings, Shook Twins, The California Honeydrops, The Dustbowl Revival, and Polyrhythmics. Saturday’s performance also marked Greensky’s first show in over a month, and the jam-grass quintet had plenty of appropriately themed surprises in store for the Sin City celebration.“Past My Prime” got the set started, followed by a rendition of “Handle With Care” featuring a tease of Titanic theme song “My Heart Will Go On”. “Fixin’ To Ruin” came next and featured an appropriate sit-in from percussionist Ken Kinnear, who contributed to the studio recording of the tune for 2016’s Shouted, Written Down, & Quoted. “Room Without A Roof” and “Living Over” followed, before the band continued through a string of selections from 2014’s If Sorrows Swim: “In Control”, “Letter To Seymour”, “Demons”, and “Kerosene”.Next, Greensky welcomed out a very special, Vegas-appropriate guest: the one and only Elvis Presley. Well, not the “one and only”…One of the many, many Elvis impersonators that line the Vegas Strip, with showgirls in full regalia in tow. Elvis led the band through a bluegrass rendition of his classic tune “Viva Las Vegas” and stayed onstage for a set-closing rendition of “Leap Year”.Below, you can watch a clip of the King’s shenanigans on “Viva Las Vegas” and check out some photos from Greensky’s first of two Las Vegas performances this weekend:Greensky Bluegrass w/ Elvis Impersonator – “Viva Las Vegas”[Video: Max Berde] Bender Jamboree finishes today with performances from Shook Twins, Billy Strings, The Lil Smokies, Sam Bush, and Greensky, in addition to The Dustbowl Revival’s late-night festival Wrap Party. For more information, head to the festival website.Greensky Bluegrass has a lengthy stretch of festival dates on the books for the remainder of April and May, culminating in their inaugural Camp Greensky festival from May 31st – June 2nd at Hoxeyville Festival Grounds in their native Michigan. For a full list of Greensky Bluegrass’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass | Bender Jamboree | Plaza Hotel | Las Vegas, NV | 4/14/18 Set 1: Past My Prime, Handle With Care, Fixin To Ruin, Room Without a Roof, Living Over, In Control, A Letter to Seymour, Demons, Kerosene, Viva Las Vegas, Leap Yearlast_img read more

West Indies Under-19s prepare for India trip

first_img Share Share Share NewsSports West Indies Under-19s prepare for India trip by: – August 25, 2011 Tweetcenter_img 27 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! West Indies Under 19 Squad. Photo credit: Caribbean News NowBRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The West Indies Under-19 squad has assembled in Barbados for a one-week camp as they prepare for a tour of India next month. The players will spend a week at the Sagicor High Performance Centre at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies.The players will be under the guidance of team’s management unit led by head coach Roddy Estwick, assistant coach Stuart Williams, team manager Courtney Walsh, as well as the staff of the Sagicor HPC. The WICB Selection Committee named a squad of 19 players for the camp following the recent WICB Regional Under-19 Tournament in Guyana.Several members of the squad were part of the tours of Dubai and Florida earlier this year, while six players earned selection for the first time. The new faces are: batsmen Emmanuel Lett, Bryan Gayle, Akeal Hosein and Chanderpaul Hemraj; along with left-arm spinner Larry Edward and fast bowler Marquino Mindley.Estwick said the camp was organised to do full assessments of the players and to continue the good work that was started by the team earlier this year when they beat Australia Under-19 in the three-day match and 50 Over series in Dubai in April, and hammered the USA Under-19s in four 50 Over matches in Fort Lauderdale last month.According to the head coach, the overall aim is to be “fully ready mentally and physically” for the upcoming trip to the sub-continent and “build blocks” towards winning the International Cricket Council’s Under-19 Cricket World Cup, slated for Australia in August, 2012.“We are looking at all the technical issues which came out of the tournament in Guyana and look to see how we can correct any faults and enhance those skills which the players have. During this camp we will have a strong bias toward playing spin bowling… a lot of emphasis will be placed on how to approach spin bowling, which will be very important for the lads as they prepare to go off to India. As we know, in India, you can expect to get pitches which will favour slow bowling,” said the former Barbados seam bowler.“This is a talented group of players and they all did well in the tournament. The majority played before in Dubai and Florida, but we have a few new players who have joined the group and it is important that everyone understands what we’re aiming to achieve and that we all work together for West Indies.Estwick added: “This camp we will be doing a lot of videoing as it is very important that the players see themselves and make improvements in their game. We know the areas we are looking to strengthen and the tour of India will give us a gauge of where we are and where we need to be to win the World Cup next year and bring it back to the people of the West Indies.”FULL SQUAD:Ronsford Beaton (Guyana): right-hand bat/right-arm fast bowlerAmir Khan (Guyana): right-hand bat/right-arm leg-spinnerChanderpaul Hemraj (Guyana): left-hand batDerone Davis (Trinidad and Tobago): left-hand bat/left-arm spinnerAkeal Hosein (Trinidad and Tobago): left-hand bat/left-arm spinnerSteven Katwaroo (Trinidad and Tobago): right-hand bat/wicket-keeperEmmanuel Lett (Trinidad and Tobago): right-hand bat/right-arm off-spinnerMarquino Mindley (Jamaica): right-hand bat/right-arm fast bowlerDonovan Nelson (Jamaica): left-hand bat/right-arm leg-spinnerJohn Campbell (Jamaica): left-hand bat/right-arm off-spinnerBryan Gayle (Jamaica): right-hand batSunil Ambris (Windward Islands): right-hand bat/wicket-keeperKavem Hodge (Windward Islands): right-hand bat/left-arm spinnerLarry Edward (Windward Islands): left-hand bat/left-arm spinnerKraigg Brathwaite (Barbados): right-hand bat/right-arm off-spinnerJerome Jones (Barbados): left-hand bat/left-arm fast bowlerAnthony Alleyne (Barbados): left-hand bat/right-arm off-spinnerJustin Greaves (Barbados): right-hand bat/right-arm fast-mediumKyle Mayers (Barbados): left-hand bat/right-arm medium-fastCaribbean News Nowlast_img read more