Colorado’s Big Gigantic have shared with us the first original single in over a year, entitled “The Little Things.” The dynamic duo, consisting of Dominic Lalli (saxophonist/producer) and Jeremy Salken (drummer), brought on the vibrant vocals of singer-songwriter Angela McCluskey for the vibey new track, which apparently came together in an ironic twist of fate.“I heard her singing on a Telepopmusik song that popped up on my Pandora station one day. I absolutely loved her voice and hit her up right away to see if she wanted to collaborate on some music,” Lalli explains. “We worked on a song a couple years back that we never ended up finishing and earlier this year, I came across the vocals again. They happened to fit quite nicely over this new song I was working on so we switched some stuff around, added a few lyrics and this new song was born!”The soulful, smoky voice matches this vibe-heavy track all the way through. Listen for yourself:The track is available as a free download on Big Gigantic’s website. Go out and catch their live tour this Spring:
A few weeks ago, Jam Cruise made serious waves in the jam community when the beloved musical cruise and destination event announced that it would be expanding to six days and three port stops. Jam Cruise 17 will take place from January 15th to 21st in 2019, returning to the Norwegian Jade for stops in Belize City, Belize, and Cozumel and Progreso, Mexico.Today, the event has finally dropped its highly anticipated Jam Cruise 17 lineup, which is headed by Umphrey’s McGee, Galactic, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Kamasi Washington, Khruangbin, and Hot Tuna Electric with Steve Kimock. Known for their diverse and all-star lineup all around, Jam Cruise 17 will also see performances by Leftover Salmon, The Motet, ALO, Turkuaz, Spafford, Fruition, TAUK, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Melvin Seals & JGB, Andy Frasco & The U.N., The Nth Power, SunSquabi, The Porter Trio, Matador! Soul Sounds, Toubab Krewe, Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino, Monophonics, Southern Avenue, Jon Stickley Trio, Magicgravy, Star Kitchen, The Sweet Lillies, Nathan Moore, Everyone Orchestra, DJ Soul Sister, and Subset.Given the event’s focus on jams, the cruise will be hosting a number of special all-star supergroups, including Dragon Smoke, a band featuring Ivan Neville, Robert Mercurio, Eric Lindell, and Stanton Moore, as well as The Cleaners, a group featuring Eric Krasno, Duane Trucks, Marcus King, Kevin Scott, and Deshawn Alexander. Special guests, who will be offering their talents in the form of frequent sit-ins and hosting special jam sessions, include Skerik, Big Sam, Roosevelt Collier, Daniel Rodriguez, Leslie Mendelson, and Brandon “Taz” Niederauer. For booking and more information, head to JamCruise.com.For those wanting to celebrate the announcement, fans in New Orleans for Jazz Fest can preview The Cleaners during tonight’s official Jam Cruise Lineup Announcement Party at The Howlin’ Wolf, which will see The Cleaners’ Eric Krasno, Duane Trucks, Marcus King, and Deshawn Alexander, plus Dave Schools, come together as the Daze Between Band. For more information and tickets, head here.
“Retail prices probably won’t reflect that entire price jump since other markets providesome of those same vegetables,” he said. But prices will go up. They may even doublecurrent prices. “We’re likely to see a price spike at the grocery store from now until the next cropcomes in sometime in late March or mid-April,” said Bill Mizelle, an economist withthe University of Georgia Extension Service. Georgia temperatures dipped into the 20s, too. Fortunately, crops here weren’t hurt asmuch as in Florida. “With the drop in supply, prices for farmers and at the retail level will rise at first,” hesaid. “But if there is a lot of replanting in Florida, both states’ growers may sufferlater.” South Florida buying-point prices have nearly doubled on beans and tomatoes. Squashand pepper prices rose by 25 percent to 50 percent. “Anything they choose to replant may overlap with Georgia crops at the market laterthis year,” Mizelle said. “If Florida farmers with damaged crops replant,” Mizelle said, “consumers will pay forthe freeze now, but farmers in Georgia and Florida will pay for it later.” A produce glut at the market causes prices to the farmer to drop. As wholesalers payless for produce, retail prices drop. “We got a little damage in our cabbage and collards,” he said. “But they should recoverbefore they’re marketed. Mustard and turnip greens may have to be cut, refertilizedand allowed to regrow.” Not only did an arctic blast freeze south Georgia and Florida vegetable crops, butgrocery shoppers may get a chill when they see produce prices climb. Extension horticulturist Terry Kelley said most of Georgia’s winter crops came throughthe freeze with very little damage. The freeze may have slightly damaged the quills (the spiky leaves) of Georgia’s sweetonion crop. But Kelley said he didn’t expect the damage to be serious. “Grocery prices from April into June will probably be lower than normal,” Mizellesaid. If Florida farmers replant, the crop Georgia farmers nurture until harvest could beworth less. Kelley said anything Florida farmers don’t replant would certainly be betterfor Georgia farmers’ prices. South Florida vegetable-growing area temperatures plunged to 20 degrees the weekendof Jan. 18. Mizelle said his reports estimate total losses in some areas. Some Florida farmers with damaged crops may replant their fields, hoping to recoversome of their losses.
A full-service brewery and restaurant in the heart of downtown Fredericksburg, Spencer Devon focuses on providing exceptionally crafted beer and a quality dining experience using locally derived ingredients. Now a natural park preserve and archaeological site, Government Island contains a trail and interpretive signs to help depict its rich, nationally significant history (the stone from the Quarry was used to build the White House and the U.S. Capitol). With a 1.5 mile trail, Government Island is an ideal location to observe aquatic and native plants, as well as birds and other wildlife. ON THE WATER Start planning your Fredericksburg area adventure at visitfred.com. The topography of Crow’s Nest Natural Area Preserve is varied, with the high narrow ridgeline rising 160 feet above two tidally influenced creeks: Potomac and Accokeek. Crow’s Nest also includes a shoreline birding/nature trail to viewpoints of Accokeek Creek, and an ADA-accessible canoe/kayak launch facility for the Crow’s Nest Water Trail. Lake Anna Crow’s Nest Natural Area Preserve Potomac Point Winery A. Smith Bowman Distillery Widewater State Park offers two miles of shoreline along the Potomac River. The park features hiking trails, picnic shelters, a public boat launch and a visitor center. Government Island Among Virginia’s most popular lakes, Lake Anna offers 13,000 scenic acres of sailing, water-skiing and sport fishing. Boaters can launch boats at the lake’s marinas or take a rental for a spin. At Lake Anna State Park, guests can rent cabins, yurts and lodges for up to 16 people. The park boasts miles of pristine hiking and horseback riding trails. The Rappahannock River in eastern Virginia is the country’s longest free-flowing river in the eastern United States. Enjoy the river on your own or discover a number of river outfitters in the area that offer kayaking, fishing and tubing trips. Geographically located halfway between the Union and Confederate capital cities, the Fredericksburg region is surrounded by Civil War battlefields and historic sites. The battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Courthouse all raged within a 20-mile radius. These battlefields are all protected by the National Park Service and offer a number of activities. Potomac Point Winery is a beautiful, Mediterranean-style winery. The estate includes a delicious bistro, tasting room, internal courtyard, pavilion and event room. Just one mile from the Potomac River, the location was selected because of its rich history, fertile soil and river influences. GRAPES & GRAINS Battlefields A staple of Spotsylvania, A. Smith Bowman Distillery balances time-honored traditions with innovation and creativity to produce hand-crafted spirits. The distillery offers a large venue to gather, as well as tours and tastings throughout the day. Conveniently located between Richmond and Washington, D.C., the Fredericksburg region, consisting of Stafford County, Spotsylvania County and the city of Fredericksburg, offers outdoor enthusiasts a nearly-endless supply of activities year-round. Here are just a few of our favorites: Widewater State Park TAKE A HIKE Rappahannock River Spencer Devon Brewery
The original Paddington homestead known as ‘Rockbourne’ has been renovated.BEYOND its overgrown and tired facade, the 1870s farmhouse was a piece of Brisbane’s history waiting to be brought back to life.When the Barnes family first set eyes on ‘Rockbourne’ in 2004, they knew they had found something special.The property at 118 Kennedy Tce, Paddington, is one of the original homesteads in the iconic Ithaca Precinct.RELATED: Extravagant home taken from dated to daringPerched on a huge 1480 sqm block, the north-facing, elevated home was ripe for renovation, so the Barnes’s embarked on a labour of love.BEFORE: The front of the house at 118 Kennedy Tce, Paddington, before it was renovated.AFTER: The front of the house after it was renovated.“What was most important to us was that we maintained the integrity and history of the home,” owner Michelle Barnes said.“We agreed we would not rush into getting everything done or compromise on quality construction and finishes.“Instead, we took the approach that we would renovate as we could afford it.”So, they met with an architect, an arborist, a landscape designer and a builder to first plan the overall vision.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:59Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:59 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen5 tips to find the perfect flip00:59BEFORE: The back of the property at 118 Kennedy Tce, Paddington, before it was renovated.AFTER: The back of the property is unrecognisable after the renovation.After six months of planning, the mission was clear: to rejuvenate the historical Queenslander by kitting it out with classic, yet modern amenities, while staying true to its grace and charm.They restored the traditional facade, 12 foot ceilings, timber floors, doors, stained glass panels and fireplace, but added modern touches to make it more entertainment-friendly.MORE: This is what you get for a lazy $3m“We love cooking and holding dinner parties for friends and family so having a large kitchen with plenty of benchspace, ovens and cooktops and storage plus a large dining area was a priority — as was the outdoor entertainment area with a barbecue and a pizza oven,” Ms Barnes said.“It’s a home with so many beautiful memories, both with our family and those who lived here before us.”BEFORE: The living room inside the house at 118 Kennedy Tce, Paddington, before it was renovated.AFTER: The living room after it was renovated.They installed a new kitchen, complete with butler’s pantry, Subzero fridge, Vintec wine fridges, marble benchtops, hand painted cabinetry and European appliances.The new dining room is accented by Spotted Gum finishes and adjoins a large living room.There are six bedrooms, including a master bedroom with a dressing room and ensuite.The three bathrooms are accented by marble finishes and hand-crafted cabinetry, with the main bathroom boasting a cast-iron clawfoot bath.Downstairs, there is a rumpus room, decorated in Crema Pacifica honed marble flooring and bifold doors.This space is also ideal for a teenager/guest retreat or potentially self-contained granny flat style accommodation.BEFORE: A glimpse of the kitchen inside the house at 118 Kennedy Tce, Paddington, before it was renovated.AFTER: The kitchen after it was renovated.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoOutside, the Barnes’s installed a 9m x 4.5m saltwater swimming pool, surrounded by trees and landscaped gardens.One of the statement features of the property is the state-of-the-art alfresco pavilion by the pool, which is perfect for gatherings and includes an outdoor cinema for movie nights.A block of land this size is a rarity in Paddington, and also accommodates a cosy firepit, vegetable gardens, citrus trees and a chicken coop.BEFORE: The original kitchen and dining area during the renovation.AFTER: The kitchen and dining area after the renovation.But the hidden hero of the home is a sunlit study with floor-to-ceiling library, opening onto the wrap-around balcony.“It’s the smallest of all the rooms, but is beautifully lit throughout the day,” Ms Barnes said. “Surrounded by my books, arranged in floor-to-ceiling shelves, I never tire of reading or working in the study.“It overlooks the vegetable gardens, down the veranda and out to the city and receives the most delightful breezes.”BEFORE: A downstairs rumpus room in the original house before the renovation.AFTER: The wine cellar in the house at 118 Kennedy Tce, Paddington, after the reno.The property is being offered for sale by Tyson Clarke of Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty.RENO FACT CHECK:Time taken: 15 yearsTotal spend: Can’t put a price on itVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:20Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:20 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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