Wisconsin-based Horseshoes & Hand Grenades are the definition of a progressive high-energy string band. Once this quintet puts their foot on the gas, they rarely take it off, making for one hell of a foot-stomping, barley-laced, ale-and-whiskey drinking, hootin’ and hollerin’ party of epic proportions. With three proper studio albums under their belts, the gentlemen of Horseshoes & Hand Grenades have made it quite clear that there is no turning back and The Way is forward and upward on their quest.The group will bring their version of Appalachia to New York City this coming Friday, April 28th at American Beauty, along with recently announced support from The Falco Brothers, featuring Andy Falco of The Infamous Stringdusters, who will unplug and perform a special acoustic trio set (purchase tickets here). To go along with the announcement of The Falco Brothers, the band has premiered a video for their recent cover of the classic Talking Heads song “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody),” directed by Colin Sytsma of Wood Grain Media, from their recent show at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in March.The Falco Brothers, products of Long Island, have been playing American Roots music together for over fifteen years. With brothers Tom on acoustic guitar, Andy on guitar and mandolin (who is also a member of national touring act The Infamous Stringdusters), and Patrick on upright bass, the group’s special acoustic trio set on this particular evening will feature a number of original songs as well as some well-known covers thrown in for good measure.[courtesy of Marty Dougherty]Tickets for the show are currently on-sale, and can be purchased here. For show updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page.Enter Below To Win A Pair Of Tickets!
Margaret Nast Lewis, 101, of Cambridge, and Salisbury Cove, Maine, died on Nov. 23, at Mount Auburn Hospital. Lewis had a long and celebrated career teaching physics at several renowned universities and colleges. She joined the faculty of the Harvard College Observatory in 1961, and remained there until her retirement in 1986.A daughter of the late Warren Harmon Lewis and Margaret Reed Lewis, Margaret Nast Lewis was born Aug. 21, 1911, in Baltimore. She grew up and attended schools in Baltimore with her siblings, the late Warren R. Lewis and Jessica Lewis Myers. Much of her childhood was spent in Salisbury Cove, where her parents were founding members of the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory. Lewis was active in her support of the laboratory, endowing the Lewis Science Lecture series named for her sister, and and funding many building and scientific endeavors. Lewis graduated from Goucher College in 1931 with an A.B. in physics. She received a Ph.D. in physics from Johns Hopkins University in 1937.After her retirement from Harvard, Lewis taught and took classes at the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement. She published several poems and was working on a children’s book about a dragon named Fung Ling before her death. A great admirer of nature, Lewis had a particular fondness for the native flora and fauna of Mount Desert Island. She will long be remembered for feeding “Chippy,” a chipmunk she trained to eat peanuts from her hand.She is survived by many family members. A celebration of Lewis’ life will be held in Salisbury Cove next summer. Donations in her memory may be made to the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, P.O. Box 35, Salisbury Cove, ME 04672. Funeral arrangements are being made by Keefe Funeral Home in Cambridge.
RelatedPosts No directive to constitute disciplinary committee against us — Ojudu, others ‘Army Officer’ in EFCC net for alleged multiple fraud COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance Southampton are reportedly considering parting ways with manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.While the Austrian took the positives from last weekend’s draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers, the Saints suffered a 9-0 defeat at the hands of Leicester City on Friday.The margin of the loss equalled the Premier League record, which has seemingly led to the south-coast outfit considering a change in the dugout.According to the Daily Mail, connections to Southampton have begun to contemplate potential replacements for Hasenhuttl.Despite the 52-year-old keeping the club in the Premier League last season, he has won just 12 of his 37 matches in all competitions.Southampton next face back-to-back matches against Manchester City in the EFL Cup and Premier League respectively.