Over the weekend, LOCKN’ Music Festival curated one of the best festival experiences of the year. Packed with surprise sit-ins, unique tribute sets, and perfect weather, every jam band fan who wasn’t at LOCKN’ this weekend will certainly make sure they are next year. Tedeschi Trucks Band, for example, played Saturday (welcoming Ian and Ivan Neville) and Sunday nights. The husband-and-wife duo has played four out of the five years of the festival’s existence, and have quickly become LOCKN’ staples. On Sunday night, the twelve piece ensemble welcomed out jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis, a frequent collaborator of the Grateful Dead in the 1990s who was also on-site to collaborate with Dead & Company, and special guest Eric KrasnoTedeschi Trucks Band kicked off their set with a nod to the Allman Brothers Band, who played Live At Filmore East at the festival in 2014, with a cover of their rendition of “Statesboro Blues”, originally written by Blind Willie McTell. The band kept it original for their next four songs, giving fans a career-spanning selection of soul-stirring tunes to sway on. After charging through their recently-revived cover of Bob Dylan‘s “Down in the Flood”, the band delivered a this summer’s third version of “Sweet & Low”.Tedeschi Trucks Band – “Statesboro Blues” – LOCKN’ – 8/26/18At this point in the set, TTB welcomed out saxophonist Branford Marsalis to collaborate on The Derek Trucks Band‘s “Mahjoun” and Let Me Get By‘s “I Want More”. For “Mahjoun”, Kofi Burbridge stepped into center stage with his flute to go toe-to-toe with Trucks, while Marsalis stood with TTB’s three-piece horn section.Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ Branford Marsalis – “Mahjoun” – LOCKN’ – 8/26/18[Video: Mynrkeys]From there, Tedeschi Trucks Band went deep into cover territory with their own versions of Neil Young‘s “Alabama”, The Derek Trucks Band’s “Get What You Deserve”, Roosevelt Sykes‘ “Night Time Is the Right Time”, and Bob Dylan’s “Going, Going, Gone”, which featured special guest guitarist Eric Krasno, who took home a Grammy for with the band back in 2014 for Revelator, which won “Best Blues Album”. The band concluded with another Summer 2018 tune, “Shame”, before closing the curtain with Joe Cocker‘s “Space Captain”.Tedeschi Trucks Band has another break until mid-September, where they’ll regroup for a number of Outlaw Music Festival appearances in the northeast. In October, they’ll spend six nights at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, before continuing with a few more dates this fall. Head to the band’s official website for more information.Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | LOCKN’ Music Festival | Arrington, VA | 8/26/18Statesboro Blues, Anyhow, Part of Me, Darling Be Home Soon, Let Me Get By, Down in the Flood, Sweet & Low, Mahjoun*, I Want More*, Alabama, Get What You Deserve, Night Time Is The Right Time, Going, Going, Gone, Shame, Space Captain*w/ Branford Marsalis
STATEWIDE — Many major retailers are staying closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.Several stores have decided to close their doors on Thanksgiving Day, including Home Depot, Lowe’s, Nordstrom, REI, Menards and Staples.The National Retail Federation’s anticipates that November and December sales will increase 3.6 percent from last year.
COURTS: A businessman forged the signature of a bank manager on bank guarantees to keep two cigarette companies supplying his shop with their products. Wade McGinley, 46, of 1 Tiramacool, Buncrana appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court. The father-of-seven pleaded guilty to forgery in illegally obtaining cigarettes valued at more than €24,000.The court heard how Mr McGinley had two contracts with tobacco companies John Player and JTI Gallaher, and in 2009 he began having difficulty making payments to both companies.It was at this stage that John Player and JTI Gallaher sent reps to Mr McGinley’s shop with bank guarantee forms.Mr McGinley assured both reps that the bank guarantees would be signed and he then sent the form to his bank which was AIB.AIB refused to authorise the guarantees and sent a letter back to the defendant informing him of their decision.McGinley then scanned the AIB bank stamp from his computer onto the bank guarantees, and forged the signature of the branch manager Joe Doherty.Detective Garda Mark Doherty outlined that in 2011 they had been contacted by a department at AIB Fraud Prevention Group concerning transactions involving McGinley and tobacco companies “JT Ireland” and “John Players”.The sum of money involved for JT Ireland was more than €8,000 while John Players was for more €16,000.He said in 2009 the companies had sought bank guarantees from McGinley in order to supply him with tobacco for his shop but the two guarantees supplied were forgeries not issued by AIB in Buncrana.McGinley was interviewed by AIB Buncrana branch manager, Mr Joe Doherty, in November 2010 after the tobacco companies contacted the bank to invoke the guarantees due to the non payment by the shop owner.McGinley was interviewed by Gardaí in 2011 and admitted forging the signature of Mr Doherty as well as the bank stamp which he copied on his home computer.He told gardaí he believed the document was “only an old bit of paper” and “not important” but he was sorry to have wasted the officers’ time.He also said he would pay back the money owed but the court heard John Players were repaid just over €4,000 of the €16,000 and JT Ireland have not been repaid anything to date.Barrister Damian Crawford BL said his client had “catastrophic debts” but he co-operated fully with the investigation.Character witness Mr Noel Bradley, a former Missionary priest, gave evidence that he had known McGinley for more than 30 years.He said McGinley took over the running of the shop from his mother but did not possess her acumen for business and was “naive” with money but was a “kind, gentle” person.Judge John O’Hagan said it was a “very deliberate crime” where he not only kept the money owed but also the profits derived from the sale of the cigarettes.He said if McGinley repaid €3,000 each to both companies by December he would consider a community service order. If the money was not paid “all avenues” were open to him, he added.Businessman forged bank manager’s signature to obtain €24,000 of cigarettes was last modified: July 23rd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AIBbank managerbuncranaciagerttesdonegalWade McGinley