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

Chill therapy

first_imgIn the 1970s, Herbert Benson’s book “The Relaxation Response” described a method for easing moments of great stress — the opposite of the “fight or flight” mechanism that causes panic when it kicks in at the wrong time.Now, Benson says, new research by his team at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) demonstrates that the relaxation response can create genetic changes in irritable bowel syndrome sufferers, and with further study might be applied to the treatment of other diseases — even cancer.“It’s effective with virtually all diseases with a stress component,” Benson said.Benson was speaking April 4 at the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Book Presentation at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). HSPH Dean Julio Frenk served as moderator.Benson is a Harvard Medical School-trained cardiologist and founder of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at MGH. He was one of the first Western doctors to popularize the use of traditional meditation methods to reduce stress and illness. The technique he emphasizes consists of repeating a word, thought, or prayer while breathing deeply and simultaneously banishing negative thoughts as they pop into your mind. The process lasts between 10 and 20 minutes every day.He said he was especially interested in speaking before future public health officials about the benefits of mind-body medicine because, almost 40 years after his book was published, there’s still resistance in the medical community.“Between 60 to 90 percent of visits to physicians in the mind-body realm are poorly treated by drugs,” Benson said.It wasn’t always so.“People have been practicing yoga for thousands of years — people daven, count the rosary, do tai chi,” Benson said. “What they were doing was using techniques they believed sustained health and well being — and they were correct.”Research detailed in Benson’s 2010 book, “Relaxation Revolution,” shows that centuries’-old mind-body treatment can have a profound effect on the treatment of diseases — right down to the human genome.“To the extent that stress is a factor in a disorder, the relaxation response resilience program is effective,” Benson said. “There are some where it is 100 percent curative, such as tension headache. There others where it can influence a major component, such as hypertension.”The relaxation response has made a big difference in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, a disorder that leads to abdominal pain and cramping, changes in bowel movements, and other symptoms. According to the National Institutes of Health, the condition afflicts one in six Americans.Benson hopes genome researchers can determine how effective stress control is, and then integrate it with existing drug and surgical techniques.“This can be done disease by disease by disease to better define what works,” Benson said.Benson said the relaxation response is best done in the morning before work. He warned against cutting corners — less than 10 minutes a day.“It can’t be quick and dirty,” Benson said. “The more you do it, the more changes will occur.”last_img read more

USC prepares for rematch with Stanford

first_imgFor head coach Clay Helton and the USC Trojans, a fall from here would be a long way down. Being named Pac-12 South champions to the tune of trouncing rival UCLA caused the teams’ spirits to be immensely high during practice Tuesday as they prepared for the game against No. 7 Stanford and a chance at the Rose Bowl.USC Athletic Director Pat Haden minimized the potential impact by labeling Clay Helton as the permanent head coach Monday.“Besides marrying my wife and the birth of my children, this was the most special moment of my life,” Helton said. “This is the pinnacle of college football and to have the responsibility to lead it is not only the greatest challenge but also the [most] exciting thing that has ever happened to me. And I look forward to that opportunity.”Haden and assistant coaches agree that in a season defined by changes since the dramatic departure of Sarkisian, Clay Helton has been the one constant that players have relied on, trusted and needed. And among  all of the subsequent emotions and confusion, offensive line coach Bob Connelly said that the players bought into Helton’s philosophy of playing as a family. Helton has preached that no one outside of USC’s locker room could understand what they were going through and that if they were going to survive, they would have to do so together.“In my opinion, there is not a better guy out there for the job obviously when you look at the response of our football team after it was announced by Haden,” Connelly said. “To me, it doesn’t matter what is on the outside. What matters is the inside, and when those kids have the belief that they have for him, there is going to be something special. He is a phenomenal man and phenomenal leader. He is a great football coach, so I could not be happier for him or more proud to be a part of his staff.”Much of USC’s success since Helton became the interim head coach has largely been attributed to the dominant play of the offensive line. Connelly says that his line has been encouraged by Helton’s mantra to run the ball and control the time of possession while doing so, which was evident against UCLA where USC had 40 minutes of possession time and rushed for 235 yards.“When you are an offensive lineman and you are put in that position in a game like that — that is a prideful thing,” Connelly said. “Absolutely, they are excited about that, and they were very thankful that they are able to execute that game plan. There is no better feeling as an offensive line coach than when you are in a situation like we were in last week where you have to control the ball, keep them off the field and kill the clock.”Su’a Cravens agrees that the family mentality that Helton has instilled within the team has translated into its plays on the field. He said that players feel more accountable for their individual actions for the betterment of the team and not themselves, which was evident in their defensive performance against UCLA. Cravens said this week that they are going to have to do the same, plus make their tackles, if they are going to slow down the “extremely athletic and physical” Christian McCaffrey and Stanford. Cravens compared McCaffrey to USC’s Adoree’ Jackson in that he is so versatile and dangerous with the ball in his hands. Like Jackson, Cravens noted that McCaffrey is a threat to break away and score at any position on the field but added that McCaffrey is more physical and has the ability to also run the ball inside, and they are going to have to gang-tackle if they are going to bring him down.“I think we are just a better team all around since the last time we played them,” Cravens said. “We know our play book and we know the guys that we are working with and we trust each other after all the experiences. There were a lot of problems in the beginning of the season where we didn’t trust each other and we were trying to do somebody else’s job and make a big play instead of just trying the system and the game plan.”Helton admitted he is not a person who is going to change, saying that the keys to defeating Stanford will be running the ball, stopping the run and winning the turnover battle as it has been all season long. But he added that today’s practice was focused on being more efficient on first and second down on both offense and defense in order to get into the third and short yardage situation so that they can extend the drives and time of possession. Helton said that third down and long situations make the team one-dimensional and expose the quarterback, but that if they can run the ball effectively to begin the series then they can open up the play action and free up receivers downfield for big plays.Though USC lost in its first meeting against the Cardinal at the beginning of the season, Helton said that his team has changed tremendously, as they have learned to play more physical and inspired football. In that game, the USC offense watched helplessly from the sideline as the Stanford offense marched down the field controlling the line of scrimmage with an aggressive rush attack and the time of possession in the fourth quarter.“I think that we have just got to be disciplined if we want a better shot at beating Stanford,” Cravens said. “Physicality is going to be a huge part of this game. I think that is why they beat us in the fourth quarter last time we played. They averaged like six or seven yards a carry. We have really got to stop the run. I think that we have shown that we can now.”last_img read more