In October 2017, Mempho Music Festival celebrated its inaugural year with the ultimate festival-closing set, comprised of a group of world-class musicians, dubbed the Mempho All-Stars. The late-night super jam was dedicated to three fallen Southern-rock greats who passed away earlier in the year: Allman Brothers Band founding members Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks, and celebrated “granddaddy of the jam band scene”, Col. Bruce Hampton.Led by decorated guitarist Eric Krasno (Soulive, Lettuce), the rotating cast of musicians included bassist Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company, Allman Brothers Band), guitarist Steve Kimock (RatDog, Phil Lesh & Friends), harmonica player/vocalist John Popper (Blues Traveler, Frogwings), steel guitarist Robert Randolph (Robert Randolph & The Family Band), drummer/percussionist Jeff Sipe (Aquarium Rescue Unit), drummer/percussionist Wally Ingram (Timbuk 3), guitarist Papa Mali (7 Walkers), DJ Logic, banjo/vocalist Rev. Jeff Mosier (Aquarium Rescue Unit, Blueground Undergrass), guitarist Eric McFadden (P-Funk Allstars, Stockholm Syndrome, Anders Osborne), vocalist Leslie Mendelson, keyboardist Peter Levin (Gregg Allman Band), keyboardist JoJo Hermann (Widespread Panic), vocalist Lamar Williams Jr. (Les Brers), bassist Tad Kinchla (Blues Traveler), and bassist MonoNeon.The setlist featured staple numbers from the Allman Brothers Band, Col. Bruce Hampton, and Gregg Allman, as well as classic covers by Al Green and Otis Redding and, of course, a set-closing rendition of “Turn On Your Lovelight”, the cosmic curtain call from Col. Bruce’s stranger-than-fiction sendoff. The 2+ hour celebration was the perfect way to close the festival, and today, you can listen to the full show audio, mixed and mastered by the legendary Terry Manning (Stax/Ardent), whose resumé includes work with Led Zeppelin, Al Green, Otis Redding, Joe Cocker, Lenny Kravitz, Widespread Panic, and many more.The “Mempho All-Stars” late-night super jam was produced in benefit of Mempho Music Festival’s philanthropic program “Learn to Rock,” which aims to build bridges throughout the Memphis community by educating students about the city’s rich musical history. As part of the program’s outreach, Learn to Rock—sponsored by Orion Federal Credit Union—provided hundreds of free tickets to Shelby County Schools high school students, staff, and family members, as well as the Soulsville Foundation/Stax Academy and the Memphis Music Initiative.Mempho Music Festival, a two-day music, food, and camping experience, will return to Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, TN on October 6 & 7, 2018. Head to the website for more information, and stay tuned for more announcements!
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are looking for a bus driver and a motorcyclist that left the scene of five-vehicle crash that seriously injured a woman in Holtsville last week.A group of motorcyclists were riding northbound on Nicolls Road near the Long Island Expressway when one of them crashed into a coach bus shortly before 10 p.m. on Sept. 11, according to Sixth Squad detectives.A Toyota then struck a BMW that in turn hit a Pontiac that was stopped to help the motorcyclist, police said.The driver of the BMW, a 53-year-old Farmingville woman, was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital where she is listed in serious condition.The driver of the coach bus pulled over a short distance away but later drove off and the motorcyclist fled the scene. Detectives are seeking the bus driver and bus company representatives for reporting purposes.Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
Heurelho Gomes’ season is over after he broke his left hand during Friday’s win over Dusseldorf, the German club have confirmed. Tottenham stopper Gomes had impressed for Hoffenheim on a six-month loan deal in January, conceding nine goals in nine games. But the 32-year-old will not play again this season after he broke his hand during a collision with Andreas Lambertz in Friday’s 3-0 win. Gomes underwent surgery to have four pins inserted in his index finger. He will remain at Hoffenheim for his rehabilitation, Tottenham have confirmed. A statement on Hoffenheim’s website read: “Heurelho Gomes will play no more this season for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. “The goalkeeper withdrew from the Bundesliga match against Fortuna Dusseldorf on Friday night after suffering a fraction of the left metacarpal bone which needs surgery. The Brazilian will be out for eight weeks.” Gomes took to Twitter to thank his fans for their support. He said; “Guys, THANK YOU for the affection from all of you. “Having this support only motivates me even more to come back soon.” Gomes, who moved to Spurs in 2008, joined Hoffenheim on loan in January after being relegated to fourth choice thanks to the arrivals of Hugo Lloris and Brad Friedel over the last two years. Despite the departure of Carlo Cudicini, Gomes is still unlikely to get any game time at Spurs next season and he may leave the club in the summer. Press Association