Wiregrass Blues Fest launches tonight

first_img Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel You Might Like Survivors gather for Annual Dinner Joy Brigham with the American Cancer Society, left, presents Morgan Grissett a plaque to recognize her as the 2015 Relay… read more Email the author This blues fest will feature E.G. Knight and the Blue South Band, the Blues Women ‒ Debbie Bond, Shar Baby and Rachel Edwards ‒Lil’ Jimmy Reed and Hornsby. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Next Up“This free event will be from 7 until 8:15 tonight at The Studio and will feature blues performers, Debbie Bond and Rick Asherson,” Pritchett said. “Debbie Bond is an amazing blues singer and guitarist from Tuscaloosa. Rick Asherson is just as amazing on the harmonica. The even will honor the late blue guitarist JW Warren and Alabama Music Hall of Fame inductee, Paul Hornsby. JW Warren is from Enterprise and was raised in Ariton. His contribution to Wiregrass blues was primarily playing in area juke joints. He was a legendary blues artist who inspired many of the current blues artists in Southeast Alabama.”Pritchett said Paul Hornsby of New Brockton played with The Allman Brothers Band and worked with Marshall Tuck and the Charlie Daniels Band.“The Wiregrass Blues Fest kickoff will also feature a discussion about the musical contributions of Hornsby and Warren,” Pritchett said. “Local blues artist, Lenny Trawick, knew JW Warren and will share personal stories about him. Gil Anthony, a disc jockey for the Blues Power Foundation, will join the discussion about legendary blues greats from the Wiregrass. It will be an entertaining evening of blues and stories. We invite everyone to come and join the fun.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell Published 3:00 am Thursday, April 30, 2015 Latest Stories On Friday, the public is involved to a free art experience that will be held in the Wiregrass Museum of Art’s Blumberg Gallery in Dothan. “When Art Meets the Blues” will feature an exhibit of cast masks of blues legends and the photography of blues fest performer E.G. Knight and paintings of blues musicians by Tami Curtis-Ellis.Saturday is the main event when the Wiregrass Blues Fest partners with Blue Moon Café’s Gumbo Cook-off on Museum Avenue directly in front of the Wiregrass Museum of Art.center_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Wiregrass Blues Fest 2015 will launch from the Johnson Center for the Arts tonight and the public is invited.The Johnson Center, Troy University, the City of Troy and the Pike County Chamber of Commerce have partnered to bring the Wiregrass Blues Festival to Troy.Vicki Pritchett, Johnson Center executive director, said Dothan has hosted the Wiregrass Blues Festival since 2011 and tonight will be the first time the festival will be launched from Troy. Wiregrass Blues Fest launches tonight Sponsored Content This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… By Secrets Revealed Print Article Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img read more

Field Report: Topo Designs X Howler Brothers Mountain Pack

first_imgWhen I was lucky enough to get a call from Howler Brothers asking if I’d like to test a new pack from their latest collaboration with the Colardo-based Topo Designs, I jumped at the opportunity. I’ve been a big fan of Howler Bros. products for awhile now, and I’d been hearing a lot of good things about Topo Designs. Here are my biggest takeaways from several days in the field and the office with this durable and versatile pack.27559296204_f5bc161d7f_o_2048x2048Durability and SizeThese are usually the first two things I look for when selecting a good pack, and the Topo Designs X Howler Brothers Mountain Pack delivers on both counts. Large enough to hold a pair of waders, a fly rod and reel, and a few fly boxes, the pack also features a “water-resistant truck tarp base” which keeps its contents safe and dry no matter where you happen to set it down. It’s just as handy on the fly fishing stream as it is on a lengthy day hike, and they’re hand made in Colorado. #Merica26096600250_03019ce7b7_k_2048x2048AestheticsUnlike some of the major pack companies which tend to sacrifice style in the name of  technical performance, Howler Bros. and Topo Designs sought to implement both form and function into the design of the Topo Designs X Howler Brothers Mountain Pack. Topo based the design for the pack on their tried and true Mountain Pack, already a popular item in its own right. Whether you’re pedaling your commuter bike to the office or summiting a southern Appalachian bald, you’ll look sharp while doing it. 26277100352_feb3a386a1_k_2048x2048VersatilityThis could be my favorite aspect of this pack because I don’t like having multiple items that essentially perform the same function. Less stuff equals more freedom right? I’ve already used this pack out on rivers during fly fishing excursions, hauled it around on hikes, and toted my laptop to the office and coffee shops almost daily.26096629820_f261c81b0e_k_2048x2048ComfortIn addition to all its other attributes, the Topo Designs X Howler Brothers Mountain Pack is light and sits comfortably on your back. When it comes to work, it blows the satchel I was previously using out of the water, and the sternum and waist straps make long treks make it the perfect companion on long, uphill treks.MSRP: $198.00Learn more here.Related Content:last_img read more