The Infamous Stringdusters continue to impress as one of the finest bluegrass-based ensembles touring today. Soulful songwriting and tight musicianship defines the Stringdusters’ sound, weaving rich harmonies and yearning progressions through every song.The band recently turned heads with the release of their newest album, Laws Of Gravity. To celebrate this new release, the group made a very interesting video performing a medley of original music from the new album. Banjoist Chris Pandolfi tells the story of how it came to be.“We weren’t sure exactly what to think when our manager Alex first hit us with the idea for this medley. It seemed really cool, but potentially impossible to pull off in a fluid, musical way. Then we thought about the nature of an album–a collection of songs that blend a set of native sounds and themes–and it actually made a lot of sense. Electronic acts do this kind of thing, but they have it easy when it comes to the performance/execution part. We had to figure out how to get all the instruments and voices to weave through this maze of different songs and sound cohesive doing it. It’s old school tones meets new school aesthetics, which I guess could be a mantra for almost all the music the Stringdusters make.Andy Hall and I dug into pieces of it on our own and realized that indeed it could be done. From there we put it through our normal band pre-production routine, spending a few sessions working on all the transitions, adjusting a few keys, honing in musical cues and then putting it all together, first in chunks and then as a whole. Much like a good song, it was feeling natural right off the bat, and by the time we went to record, we tuned into the arrangement enough to get it on the first take, which is usually a good sign. It really was a microcosm of the album–same live feel, same musical energy, and hopefully a collection of pieces that work together in some unique way to form a bigger piece of art.”You can watch the new video, streaming below.“We’re always looking to try new things musically,” says Andy Hall. “This EDM style mashup of every tune on Laws Of Gravity is probably the most unique thing we’ve ever done. Not much room for error on this one, but I think we pulled it off!”Keep up with all of the Infamous Stringdusters’ doings on their official website![H/T Rolling Stone Country]
Director: Marko ZeljkovićCameramen: Marko Zeljković, Ivica Vranjić, Ivan Jajčević and Igor Ivanović.Audio background: Pure Magic by Zac Nelson (Discovery) – Licensed via Artlist.ioProduction: Six Nine Studio”Come and have us under the lamp in Vinkovci! At the 53rd Vinkovci Autumn”- invite the organizers, which will be held from 7 to 16 September 2018. See the entire program of events within the 53rd Vinkovci Autumns at official website This year’s Vinkovci Autumns are being held for the 53rd time, from September 07 to 16, 2018.The Vinkovci Autumn event has been successfully preserving and nurturing Croatian traditional culture and heritage for 53 years, and this prestigious and well-known folklore, tourist, economic and cultural event attracts around 150 visitors every year.Quality video as a powerful tool in promotion At today’s press conference, the announcement video of the 53rd Vinkovci Autumns was shown. The video is different from the previous ones, when the staff always followed everything that the event offers in the Slavonian style, and it is short, clear and very powerful. So powerful that I personally shivered when I looked at him.In today’s digital world where everything is online, as well as on social media, quality and professional photos as well as videos are imperative. Unfortunately, we can still see various photos or videos taken with a mobile phone or a bad production, which is certainly not in line with today’s weather and trends. Yes, quality production costs money, but investing in marketing, branding and quality production is not a cost, but an investment.As every picture and video must tell a story and encourage desire and action, so this video plays on emotions and ultimately invites everyone to experience the Vinkovci Autumns in a simple, efficient and powerful way. However, how it is about my Vinkovci and how I participated in the organization of Vinkovci Autumns for years, I may be subjective, judge for yourself, but one thing is for sure – video proves once again that quality video is a powerful tool in promotion.VIDEO: 53. Vinkovci autumn announcement video
Walcott missed the best part of a year following a knee injury which wrecked his 2014 World Cup dream, and since then has seen his return hampered by a niggling inflamed groin problem. The 26-year-old has found himself on the fringes of the Arsenal side in recent weeks, often used as an impact player from the bench. Asked if he felt the fallout from his performance with England could hamper his confidence, Wenger replied: “Theo wants to do well, he is sensitive and I am a bit concerned about the damage that (Italy) game can have on his mind.” The Arsenal boss continued: “Theo’s strength is the quality of his movements, he wants to go to get on the end of things, he is not a guy who provides. “It was complicated game for the (England) strikers because Italy defended with three centre-backs, two players in front of the two centre-backs and England played all in there so there was no room, no space. “I don’t think it was the intention of Roy Hodgson to play him there (as a number 10). It is maybe Rooney took the initiative during the game to play higher up and tell Theo to drop back. “I haven’t seen Roy Hodgson in the game standing up to say ‘Walcott, you come and play in midfield and Rooney you go up front’. That is an initiative they took on the pitch.” Wenger, though, has no doubts Walcott will soon be up to full speed once again. “Theo is not fragile mentally, he is strong mentally, but he is disappointed because when you come back you always think you are ready,” added the Arsenal boss, who hopes to extend the player’s contract. “I don’t worry about Theo because he is not completely there yet and I told you that a few times he has been out for a year with a very bad injury and he is coming back.” While he may have full belief in Walcott’s abilities, Wenger concedes players can suffer from a crisis in confidence. “Being exposed like that (to the media spotlight with England), people have a harsh judgement on him that is not deserved because he does well. For me, he is on course to come back, but he is not completely there,” the Arsenal manager continued. “Theo needs patience, he is at the moment not in his best mood. “He is not a fragile type. He has big confidence in himself and he has gone through some difficult periods in his life and he has always come out with strength. “At the moment he is frustrated, but that is normal.” Wenger expects Walcott to bounce back quickly, and could throw him straight into the side against Liverpool on Saturday. “I think he is strong enough. I will see what state of mind he is in,” said the Gunners boss. “We always have a word, if it is a positive experience or a negative experience, you ask how did it go. We always speak about the last game.” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hopes Theo Walcott’s frustrating night with England in Turin will not leave the forward’s confidence “damaged” over the closing weeks of the season. Press Association Walcott produced a low key display after being handed an opportunity to start up front with Roy Hodgson’s side for the friendly in Turin on Tuesday night. After struggling to receive any real quality service, Walcott later dropped back into the number 10 role behind captain Wayne Rooney and eventually was substituted by Everton’s Ross Barkley early in the second half.