Tom Hamilton is a busy man. Somehow, in between performances with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Electron, Billy and The Kids, and releasing a new album with his band, American Babies, Hamilton was able to put together a tribute to Bruce Springsteen – a beloved rock and roll legend who doesn’t generally get much attention from the jam band world. Acting as the band leader, Hamilton conducted the American Babies along with guest appearances from a slew of musicians – Jackie Greene, Ross James, Katie Jacoby, and the Superslick Horns – through a spot on musical impersonation of Springsteen throughout the night.Many of Springsteen’s songs sound like simple and straightforward rock songs, but there are a lot of moving parts involved. It was really fun watching Hamilton conduct the entire ensemble while also doing a Springsteen impression on the mic. At times, he put down the guitar to walk around stage and sing like The Boss, although there was no power slides or crowd surfing. You could tell these songs had been rehearsed – most songs sounded pretty close to the album versions, and the older Springsteen loving crowd seemed to approve of renditions by dancing and singing a long.It’s tough to find places to really provide true jams within Springsteen’s catalog. The solos are iconic at this point, there’s not much space to truly go off and improv. But, when given the chance, these musicians all know how to do it, providing some of the night’s highlights. The Ghost of Tom Joad, which works well as a jam vehicle, was probably the best of the night, including some incredible interplay between Hamilton and violinist Katie Jacoby, who really stole the show and came across as a star. The Boss and the E Street Band aren’t the easiest band to replicate on stage, but through Hamilton’s tight conducting and dedication to the material, this show worked extremely well. With more shows to come, hopefully the band takes some of these songs into new directions and really owsn them. Hopefully this project will continue to evolve and take a life of its own in the future.Check out videos below, and a full audio stream can be streamed via taper Eric McRoberts. The Ghost Of Tom JoadBadlands Load remaining images
Corn farmers who want to improve their bottom line this year should attend the 2003 Georgia Corn Short Course Jan. 23 at the Rural Development Center in Tifton, Ga.Industry leaders, agronomists, economists, pathologists and water specialists will discuss topics focused on one thing: managing corn for a profit in Georgia in 2003.There will be a sponsored lunch and a business meeting of the Georgia Corn Growers Association. The course is sponsored by the University of Georgia Extension Service, the Agricultural Commodity Commission for Corn and Southeast Farm Press.Registration begins at 8 a.m. For more information, contact your county extension office or call (229) 386-3416. You can register on-line at www.ugatiftonconference.org.
Bubs partners with Fonterra to launch new grass-fed formulaPosted By: Jules Scullyon: May 07, 2019In: Dairy, Industries, Innovation, New products, NutritionPrintEmailBubs Australia will release a new range of Australian-made organic grass-fed infant formula after entering into a supply agreement with Fonterra.As part of the deal that runs until July 2021, Fonterra Australia will supply Bubs with organic milk powder, sourced from its organic milk pool in New Zealand, which will be manufactured at its facility in Darnum, Victoria, Australia. The Bubs Organic new range of infant formula will be available in pharmacies throughout Australia in the next three months and will then export to China’s cross-border e-commerce channel.Kristy Carr, Bubs Australia founder and chief executive, said: “Super-premium product offerings are the fastest growing segment of the infant formula category, and we are now able to offer two nutritional options – organic and goat, to suit individual dietary needs – tapping into the global consumer trend towards natural, sustainable and organic food production.“Bubs has already established itself as a key player in the goat dairy infant formula sector in Australia and made significant inroads into China.”She added: “Cow milk formula accounts for close to 95% of the Australian formula market and represents a significant opportunity for Bubs, which already has both a premium Australian infant nutrition brand positioning and strong organic credentials established over 13 years producing Bubs Organic baby food.”The launch comes after Bubs announced the formation of a joint venture with dairy company Beingmate to sell its portfolio of infant formula and baby food products in China. Bubs will supply its products to Beingmate’s distribution network, which covers 30,000 stores throughout China.Last month, Bubs secured a deal to acquire Australia Deloraine Dairy, a Melbourne-based infant formula producer that meets regulatory import conditions into China.Founded in 2006 in Sydney, Bubs produces a range of organic baby food, cereals and toddler snacks, selling its products in Australia, New Zealand, China, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.Share with your network: Tags: AustraliaBubs AustraliaFonterrainfant formula