Elephant Revival Brings Harmonies And Love To Athens [Gallery/Review]

first_imgThe band’s other Rose, banjo, mandolin and pedal steel player Charlie Rose, lent his rolling notes and soaring steel licks to the affair, enhancing the feeling of a sacred ritual being performed. Newly added touring percussionist Darren Garvey has shown great musical savvy in finding ways to enhance the band’s sound without changing the atmosphere that has won Elephant Revival a legion of fans across the nation.Guitarist and vocalist Daniel Rodriguez in particular seemed to be in fine spirits and even finer musical spaces, as his grins seemed to outnumber the notes he played. On tracks like “Spinning” and Sea Monster” he handled the lyrical duties with the same devotion to intonation he showed each chord and plucked note throughout the night. His partner in crime at the front of the band, however, stole the show with a bravura performance.Whether captivating the crowd while leading a reverential a cappella version of “The Raven,” coaxing haunting melodies out of a musical saw or driving the tempo with her stomp box, drums and washboard, Bonnie Paine did it all. Sharing the stories behind the mesmerizing music she revealed a slowly forming song cycle as the heart of some of her best loved compositions, promising delighted fans more in the series to come. Simply put, as Paine goes so does Elephant Revival, and as usual she went to the heart of listeners and immediately set up shop for the rest of the evening.The thunderous applause and heartfelt pleas for more kept the band from going too far before returning for a double encore that included the always invigorating ‘Grace Of A Woman” and it’s tribute to the power of women. In a band like Elephant Revival that so wonderfully blends the energy of the sexes, it is truly fitting to see them join their voices and skills together. In a male dominated field like the music industry, it is a welcome sign to see their brand of joy so well received by fans of all ages and genders. Elephant Revival has been winding their way down the Eastern seaboard, reverse tracking the path of the recent storms, bringing sunshine and positive vibrations to those in need.  With a receptive crowd packing the Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA last night eager to hear their brand of transcendental folk music, the band was ready to preach to the choir and convert fresh fans to their cause. Over the course of a set of delicate musical passages and rip roaring sing-a-longs, Elephant Revival did all that and more.Armed with fresh songs from their latest release, Petals, the band played an eclectic set that saw each member take the lead and run with it. Whether it was fiddler Bridget Law calling the tune on band classics like “Single Beds Are Made For One” or bass player Dango Rose showing off vocal skills to match his throbbing intonations on “When I Fall,” the name of the game was parity. Openers River Whyless, from Asheville, North Carolina showed a remarkably resilient and musically dexterous spirit throughout their set. Problems with their gear forced them to abandon their set list and the stage itself to take a special fully acoustic approach to their material. While not a true representation of what this home spun and intriguing band is capable of, the audience was nevertheless taken with their can-do spirit. It’s certain that all those in attendance were charmed by their energy and will be eagerly seeking out the band in the future.last_img read more

Week 15 Fantasy RB Rankings: Todd Gurley, Raheem Mostert moving up during fantasy playoffs

first_imgMORE WEEK 15:Waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Stock watch | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff tipsWeek 15 Fantasy RB RankingsMORE WEEK 15 DFS: Values | Stacks | Lineup BuilderThese rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues.RankPlayer1Christian McCaffrey, CAR vs. SEA2Dalvin Cook, MIN @ LAC3Saquon Barkley, NYG vs. MIA4Derrick Henry, TEN vs. HOU. Henry didn’t finish the Titans’ Week 14 game due to an injury that he appeared to initially be playing through. It’s an important one to watch, since he’s an obvious starter but also because Dion Lewis would rocket up the rankings if Henry was out. 5Leonard Fournette, JAX @ OAK6Nick Chubb, CLE @ ARZ7Ezekiel Elliott, DAL vs. LAR8Chris Carson, SEA @ CAR. With Rashaad Penny dealing with what Pete Carroll called an ACL sprain, it looks like it’ll be all Carson in this backfield going forward, and the Panthers allow the most fantasy points to running backs, so lock and load Carson in your lineups.9Josh Jacobs, OAK vs. JAX. Jacobs could be removed from these rankings very soon depending on the results of an MRI of his reportedly fractured shoulder. DeAndre Washington moves into back-end RB2 territory the rest of the way if Jacobs is done, while Jalen Richard is in play for PPR owners. 10Phillip Lindsay, DEN @ KC. The Chiefs allow the third-most fantasy points to opposing running backs, so while Lindsay hasn’t totally seperated from Royce Freeman, you can feel great about him this week even in a timeshare. 11Aaron Jones, GB vs. CHI12Todd Gurley, LAR @ DAL13Mark Ingram, BAL vs. NYJ14Le’Veon Bell, NYJ @ BAL. Bell was forced to miss Week 14 due to an illness, and the Jets turn around quickly and play on Thursday night. If Bell is out again, Bilal Powell could be looking at close to the 21 touches he received Sunday.15Melvin Gordon, LAC vs. MIN16David Montgomery, CHI @ GB17Alvin Kamara, NO vs. IND. Kamara continues to disappoint on the ground but remains a player you can’t take out of your lineup due to talent and passing-game involvement. 18James Conner, PIT vs. BUF. Early reports suggest Conner will make it back from his shoulder injury to play in Week 15, and even though the Buffalo run defense is solid, you’d want to play Conner if he’s healthy. Benny Snell Jr. would be more of a toss-up if Conner remained out.19Devin Singletary, BUF @ PIT20Marlon Mack, IND @ NO21Carlos Hyde, HOU @ TEN22Joe Mixon, CIN vs. NE. New England isn’t inherently dominant against running backs in regards to yards per carry – the biggest issue with RBs against New England is that the Pats have allowed two total TDs to running backs all year. If you’re playing Mixon, you’ve got to be aware his touchdown odds are pretty low. 23Austin Ekeler, LAC vs. MIN24Raheem Mostert, SF vs. ATL. One week could be considered a fluke, but two weeks start a trend, and it looks like Mostert will be the leading back in a good rushing attack down the stretch, putting him in RB2 range.25Kareem Hunt, CLE @ ARZ. Each and every week, Hunt produces at least at a FLEX level despite being second fiddle to Nick Chubb, and against Arizona, that should remain the case. 26James White, NE @ CIN. White has been too involved in the New England offense of late for us to be too concerned about potential game flow issues keeping him down in this favorable matchup.27Miles Sanders, PHI @ WAS.28Devonta Freeman, ATL @ SF. Freeman will get enough touches that he should probably still be in fantasy lineups against the 49ers, but there’s definitely serious bust potential here. 29Adrian Peterson, WAS vs. PHI. Derrius Guice will be out, so count on 15-plus touches for Peterson and cross your fingers that he can fall into the end zone.30Kenyan Drake, ARZ vs. CLE31Ronald Jones, TB @ DET. The Lions give up the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing running backs, so if you feel confident enough that Ronald Jones (or Peyton Barber) will get the heaviest workload in this backfield, you can use him as a FLEX.32Peyton Barber, TB @ DET33Sony Michel, NE @ CIN34Patrick Laird, MIA @ NYG. Laird’s 15 rushes and five targets Sunday suggest his offensive involvement will remain solid the rest of the way, and the Giants aren’t an intimidating matchup.35Boston Scott, PHI @ WAS36Bo Scarbrough, DET vs. TB. Keep an eye on Scarbrough’s rib injury, but you might want to steer clear here anyway from the Tampa Bay defense allowing the second-fewest fantasy points to running backs in 2019.37Latavius Murray, NO vs. IND38Royce Freeman, DEN @ KC39Jamaal Williams, GB vs. CHI40Matt Breida, SF vs. ATL. Breida was the second-most involved 49ers back behind Mostert in his return, so if you’re holding a San Fran back that’s not Mostert, apparently it should be Breida.41LeSean McCoy, KC vs. DEN42Tarik Cohen, CHI @ GB43David Johnson, ARZ vs. CLE. Johnson came out of nowhere to catch a touchdown pass down the sideline Sunday. He’s still been one of fantasy’s biggest busts.44Spencer Ware, KC vs. DEN45Duke Johnson Jr., HOU @ TEN46Nyheim Hines, IND @ NO47Ty Montgomery, NYJ @ BAL. Bilal Powell is out and Le’Veon Bell is healthy. Nothing to see here.48Dare Ogunbowale, TB @ DET49Jaylen Samuels, PIT vs. BUF50C.J. Prosise, SEA @ CAR. If Penny is out, Prosise takes over a change-of-pace role for Seattle, but probably not enough of one to make him worth considering in fantasy. 51Rex Burkhead, NE @ CIN52Gus Edwards, BAL vs. NYJ53Frank Gore, BUF @ PIT54Tevin Coleman, SF vs. ATL. If you look at your team and don’t see a reason to use Coleman the rest of the fantasy playoffs, you can drop him – his workload probably isn’t coming back in the short term.55Brian Hill, ATL @ SF56Malcolm Brown, LAR @ DAL. Brown vultured a touchdown from Gurley on Sunday night, but he remains just a handcuff at this point.57Darwin Thompson, KC vs. DEN58J.D. McKissic, DET vs. TB. McKissic and Ty Johnson could split work if Scarbrough has to miss this one, but that’s not appealing against a good Tampa run defense.59Dion Lewis, TEN vs. HOU. Keep an eye on Derrick Henry’s injury status – Lewis could be in line for a big workload if Henry is out, as he’s the only other RB on Tennessee’s current roster (along with fullback Khari Blasingame).60Tony Pollard, DAL vs. LAR61Myles Gaskin, MIA @ NYG62Giovani Bernard, CIN vs. NE63Javorious Allen, NYG vs. MIA WEEK 15 NON-PPR RANKINGS: Quarterback | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerIt’s also pretty simple in Washington — if Guice (knee) is done, Adrian Peterson should see a ton of work after getting 20 carries and a touchdown in Week 14. It could be the last hurrah for the future Hall of Famer, although facing the Eagles’ stout run defense isn’t exactly a dream matchup in Week 15.Penny’s knee injury mostly means Chris Carson owners need not worry about competition the rest of the way, making him a rock-solid RB1 going forward. Scarbrough’s rib injury, if serious, would mean you can ignore the Detroit backfield the rest of the way unless Kerryon Johnson (knee) does indeed get activated from Injured Reserve for Week 16. WEEK 15 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endBeyond the injuries, beware of tough matchups for Devonta Freeman and Joe Mixon in Week 15, as they face off with the 49ers and Patriots, respectively. Conner is expected back from his shoulder injury, although a matchup with Buffalo isn’t a great one. On the other side of the matchup coin, we’d like to recommend a Tampa Bay back against the brutal Detroit run defense and would suggest Ronald Jones if we had to, but there’s not enough certainty in that backfield to do anything more than play Jones and Peyton Barber as FLEX backs.WEEK 15 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPKeep an eye on our Twitter account @SN_Fantasy this week as we provide injury updates as they become available to many of these important running backs.Reminder: These rankings will be adjusted throughout week, so check back often for the latest updates and analysis! Our Week 15 fantasy RB rankings will be affected by injuries — it’s just a matter of which players actually wind up dropping out. Josh Jacobs and Derrick Henry both are every-week fantasy starters who are hurting a bit (Jacobs more than Henry). There’s also a Le’Veon Bell illness ahead of a Thursday Night Football game to account for, along with new injuries to Derrius Guice, Rashaad Penny and Bo Scarbrough and existing injuries to James Conner, Damien Williams, and Jordan Howard. If you’re still alive in the fantasy playoffs, there will be a lot of practice reports to pay attention to throughout the week.Some of the situations seem straightforward. If Jacobs (shoulder) misses Week 15 like he did Week 14, DeAndre Washington becomes a solid fantasy play against the Jaguars. Henry (hamstring) looks less likely to miss time, although if he did, we’d expect Dion Lewis to be the main beneficiary. And if Bell continues to be sick, Bilal Powell would be coming off 21 touches and likely to repeat a similar workload as the Jets try to keep Lamar Jackson on the sideline Thursday.last_img read more