PREMIERE: Kitchen Dwellers Release First Single Off Upcoming Album Featuring Mihali Of Twiddle

first_imgThe Montana-born bluegrass outfit, The Kitchen Dwellers, recently announced that their sophomore album, Ghost In The Bottle, will be released on April 21st. To get fans hyped for its debut, The Kitchen Dwellers let us get a sneak peak of the first single off of Ghost In The Bottle, a track called “Visions of More.” “Visions of More” is a soulful and soaring tune, which also features Mihali Savoulidis of Twiddle, recalling last year when Twiddle and The Kitchen Dwellers teamed up for a number of dates during the fall. You can listen to the premiere of The Kitchen Dwellers’ “Visions of More” featuring Mihali Savoulidis for yourself below, exclusively through Live For Live Music!“Visions of More” along with the rest of The Ghost In The Bottle were recorded in Colorado at both Mountain Star Studio in Nederland and Desert Rose Studio in Durango. Produced by Leftover Salmon’s resident banjo magician, Andy Thorne, and mixed and masted by Grammy-winning sound engineer A.G. Lunsford, the album is a triumphant studio work for the Kitchen Dwellers, who haven’t released an album since their 2013 self-titled debut. The album has eleven tracks, and in addition to Twiddle’s Mihali Savoulidis, Anders Beck of Greensky Bluegrass, Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth, and Bill Payne of Little Feat all make guest appearances on the record.To celebrate The Ghost In The Bottle’s release, The Kitchen Dwellers will hold two Colorado album-release parties, one on April 20th at The Fox Theatre in Boulder and one on April 21st at The Bluebird Theater in Denver, before embarking on an extensive summer tour to promote the album. You can pre-order Ghost In The Bottle off of the Kitchen Dweller’s website here. While you’re there, you can snag tickets for this upcoming tour, dates of which can also be found on their website or listed here below the album art.The Kitchen Dwellers 2017 Upcoming Dates3/17 Crystal Bay, NV @ Crystal Bay Casino $3/18 Mammoth Lakes, CA @ Rafters Restaurant & Lounge4/6 Whitefish, MT @ Casey’s Whitefish4/7 Livingston, MT @ Pine Creek Lodge4/8 Billings, MT @ The Pub Station4/20 Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre %4/21 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater %4/22 Breckenridge, CO @ The Historic Brown4/24 Columbus, OH @ Woodlands Tavern4/25 Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Iron Works4/26 Burlington, VT @ Nectar’s4/27 Albany, NY @ The Hollow4/28 New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre ^4/29 Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Folk & Bluegrass Festival5/1 Chattanooga, TN @ Revelry Room5/2 Nashville, TN @ Acme Feed & Seed5/3 Roanoke, VA @ Martin’s Downtown5/4 Virginia Beach, VA @ Doc Taylor’s5/5 Berkeley Springs, WV @ Sleepy Creek SpringDig5/6 Stanhope, NJ @ The Stanhope House5/10 Cambridge, MA @ Toad Cambridge5/11 Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall5/12 Hamden, CT @ The Space5/13 Blain, PA @ Spring Pickin’ Bluegrass Festival5/18 Pittsburgh, PA @ James Street Speakeasy5/19-20 Scranton, PA @ Susquehanna Breakdown5/24 Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint5/25 Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live5/26-28 Cumberland, MD @ Delfest5/26-28 Chillicothe, IL @ Summer Camp Music Festival6/9-11 Haugen, MT @ Silver Cloud Campout6/22-25 Bond, CO @ Beanstalk Music and Arts Festival7/13-16 North Plains, OR @ Northwest String Summit8/3-5 Ozark, AR @ Homegrown On The River* w/ Robin Davis Duo# String Cheese Incident Pre-party$ String Cheese Incident After-party% Album Release Party w/ Part & Parcel and Kind Country^ w/ Cabinetlast_img read more

Paraguay Ups Counter-Narcotics Effort on Border with Brazil

first_img ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay – The Comando Vermelho (Red Command) and Primer Comando Capital (First Capital Command or PCC), two of the biggest crime organizations operating in Brazil, have become the primary targets of Paraguay’s counter-narcotics forces. “The men in these two organizations come to Paraguay to put together the shipments of marijuana, the [drug] sales and other illegal activities,” said Miguel Chaparro, who heads Paraguay’s Anti-drug Secretariat (SENAD). Chaparro said Paraguay is targeting these crime syndicates because “80% of the marijuana being grown in Paraguay ends up in Brazil, according to statistics.” Chaparro said members of the Comando Vermelho, which is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the PCC, which has its roots in São Paulo, Brazil, have established a presence in the Paraguayan cities of Pedro Juan Caballero (Amambay Department), Saltos del Guairá (Canindeyú Department) and Ciudad del Este (Alto Parná Department). What do the Paraguayan cities have in common? They are all on the border with Brazil. “The men come here to assemble several tons of marijuana, which they then send to Brazil,” Chaparro said. “These guys have been doing away with all the small drug producers and dealers in Paraguay, using mafia methods.” SENAD scored a victory on April 7, when agents arrested five Brazilian citizens with alleged ties to the Comando Vermelho during a raid in the municipality of Puente Kyhá in the department of Canindeyú. Two shotguns, a rifle, a machine gun, four bulletproof vests and several 3.3-pound bricks of marijuana ( 3.3 lbs. each) were confiscated from the Brazilians, who were placed in the custody of the Paraguayan district attorney for their alleged involvement in drug trafficking. “By capturing these members of Comando Vermelho, we’ve shown there is a feud with other criminal groups, all trying to control [drug traffic in] that area,” Chaparro said. Chaparro said the departments of Amambay and Canindeyú have the biggest concentrations of marijuana farms. But that may change. SENAD and Brazil’s Federal Police have partnered for operation “New Alliance,” in which agents work together to eradicate illegal crops. On March 23, forces destroyed 250 acres of marijuana planted on an area known as “Sarambí Hill.” “This is equivalent to removing about 312 tons of marijuana from the drug market,” according to a SENAD report. Security forces destroyed 25 camps containing more than 130,000 pounds of marijuana combined. “This means a loss of more than US$4 million” for the narco-traffickers, according to SENAD’s report, which stated Paraguayan marijuana sells for US$1,000 a kilogram (2.2 pounds) in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, and Chile. “The SENAD wants to chip away at the drug-traffickers’ finances, destroying marijuana plantations right at harvest time, when they’ve already invested a lot [of money] in the crop, and have already paid the growers and bought equipment for the job,” SENAD said in a statement. In 2010, the SENAD eradicated a total of 2,500 acres of marijuana plantations, containing about 6.6 million pounds of the narcotic. This year, the Ministry of the Interior, through the Counter-narcotics Division of the National Police, implemented operation “Ko’e Pyahu” (New Dawn, in Guaraní). The goal is to destroy narcotics being grown and produced in departments along the Paraguay-Brazil border. So far, the initiative has led to the eradication of 800 tons of marijuana, Interior Minister Rafael Filizzola said. “The estimated value at the production site is about US$10million, and for the regional markets it is US$200 million, which means we greatly hurt organized crime,” Filizzola said during a media conference in February. “With regard to this operation (Ko’e Pyahu), we should establish that there was a prior gathering of intelligence, not only in the departments that were affected but in all departments around the country. For this action we’ve taken as a point of reference those departments that are known for having the largest production of marijuana.” Meantime, Rubén Rosas Florentín, chief commissioner of the San Pedro Police Department, said those growing marijuana often are field laborers who are being exploited by narco-traffickers. “Those growing the marijuana gain the least (economic) benefit because they’re peasants who are being used by middlemen and financial backers,” Rosas told Radio Cardinal. “With these operations [now being conducted], we’re trying to discourage the illegal production of these crops and we’re hoping to convince producers that the best thing to do is to start planting legal crops [instead].” By Dialogo April 15, 2011last_img read more