Over the last year or so, Grateful Shred has established themselves as one of the premier Grateful Dead tribute bands along the west coast. The six-piece band, which utilizes an unorthodox three guitarists rather than the usual two, is the latest act to appear on the popular Jam in the Van performance series, which was filmed during their recent stints at Los Angeles’ concert venues The Echo and Echoplex during their SHRED 420 concerts which took place late last month.For their return to the online video series, the band pulled out a cover of “Brokedown Palace”, the beloved Jerry Garcia ballad off the band’s 1970 American Beauty LP, in addition to a relaxed rendition of “Cold Rain And Snow”.Related: Grateful Dead’s “Sugar Magnolia” Featured On ‘Europe ’72’ Performed In Paris On This Day in 1972The band (sans keyboardist) brought their choral vocal A-game for their performance of “Brokedown Palace”, which hears all three guitarists singing lead on each of the three verses throughout the song. It’s nice to hear the group close out their performance of “Palace” with the “Do-Do-Do-Do’s” as heard in the band’s 1970 studio version. Fans can watch their cover of the ballad below.Grateful Shred – “Brokedown Palace” [Video: Jam in the Van]The band kept their time in the van pretty relaxed for their other performance of “Cold Rain And Snow”. Their rendition of the old traditional folk song also showcases their fantastic group harmonies, in addition to shining a new light on one of the more popular songs from the Dead’s live arsenal.Grateful Shred – “Cold Rain And Snow”[Video: Jam in the Van]Fans can catch Grateful Shred at numerous music festivals this summer, including San Francisco’s Outside Lands and Michigan’s Electric Forest. For more info on Grateful Shred, head to their website. read more
LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. — More than 300 student athletes from Southeastern Indiana schools received sports physicals during a one day event coordinated by the Dearborn County Hospital Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Department and Beacon Orthopaedics. The event consisted of 10 different stations, set up in the hospital’s conference rooms, each offering a different exam and/or screening. A total of 61 healthcare professionals, physicians and auxiliary members worked at the after- school event. Students were charged $20 each for the physicals, of which $10 per student was returned to their school.
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Christopher Swift of Castlegar was 18th.Former Nelsonite Greg Welwood, now of Burnaby, finished 12th.In the short course race Ian Sharp was crowned the men’s winner after it was determined that Connor Breitkreuz of Robson missed a turn, forcing race officials to disqualify the local competitor.Sharp finished the 500 metre swim, 22 km ride and five km run race in a time of 1:08.02.Juergen Baetzel of Gray Creek finished second followed Joel Deleenheer of Victoria in third.Dannica Stevenson-Wade of Kelowna won the women’s short course race ahead of Renee Soenen of Calgary.Nikki Jomha of Victoria was third.In the team race over the Olympic Course, the Hodge Podge team of Trail’s Gerald Klassen and Graham Cocksedge of Powell River were awarded first place after The Big Nickels was disqualified.Second was Nelson’s Goggles Gear and Gatorade of Hannah DeVries, John DeVries and Anthony Maley.Third was Team Arrrrrr of Vancouver — Chris Scott and Kelly Carswell.In the Sprint Team race, Trail Swim Club team of Eden Kormendy of Fruitvale, Adrian Hamilton of Rossland and Jackson Konkin of Trail blazed over the course in a time of 63 minutes.Yolo team of Kamloops — Emily Bartle, Darion Nordick and Matthew Bartle — was second followed in third by Team Oahu with Nelson’s Mary Sage Cowan swimming and Charlie (bike) and Nicolas Stewart (run) of Hong Kong rounding out the trio.Brent Irving, competing in his first ever Nelson Triathlon, now realizes what it’s like on the inside looking out after spending many years watching the race.“That was a lot tougher that I thought it would be,” Irving said after struggling in the water.“It was a really hard swim hard. But after I got out of the water, things were a lot better on the ride and run.”The race, down in registration, attracted triathletes from throughout B.C. and Alberta. Locals were shut out of the top prizes at the 2013 Nelson Cyswog’n’Fun Triathlon Sunday under warm, sunny skies at Lakeside Rotary Park.Eddie Smith of Penticton ran away with the men’s long course — Olympic Course is 1.5 kilometre swim, 39 km bike and 10 km run — top prize while Sarah MacArthur of Calgary won the women’s race after Helen Munro of Kelowna was disqualified.“I think I only got (first) on the last bit of the run,” MacArthur said after finishing the women’s long course distance in a time of two hours, 14:21 minutes.“I wasn’t sure what the competition was going to be like as this is only me second year here.”Not only does MacArthur like the course, but also enjoys the warm feeling she gets while racing in Nelson.“I love this because it’s a community event,” MacArthur said, a Calgary-based student when she’s not running triathlons during the summer.“Everybody gets out to support it, which is just awesome.”Stephanie Hall of London was a close second behind MacArthur in a time of 2:16.19.Kelly Geisheimer of Rossland finished third.By the narrowest of margins, Smith edged out Gary Wade of Kelowna by just over a minute in the men’s race.Third was Chad Reid of Kelowna.Ron Sherman of Nelson was the top local finisher in 10th spot. read more