Great American Taxi transports listeners to the musical intersection of jam band, blues, rock and Americana on their new album, Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show. While it is said that “laughter is the best medicine,” good music is surely comes in a close second. For their latest release, Great American Taxi continue to show that, whoever has their hand on the wheel, the direction and destination stay the same.The twists and turns in the band’s lineup seem to have finally settled into a cohesive unit that is delivering a sound far greater than the sum of its parts. Not to say that newly minted front man Arthur Lee Land, guitarist Jim Lewin, keyboard player Chad Staehly and company ever strayed from the Gram Parsons spirit the band was forged to follow.“We Can Run” opens things up with a blast of honky-tonk blues that serves as a fitting introduction for new vocalist Land. There are similarities to former vocalist Todd Snider in tone, but similarities are just on the surface level. Songs like “Out On The Town” quickly help illuminate the more earnest direction of the band. It’s easy to see a more whimsical take on the tune with previous line-ups but the more heart felt approach presented here is impressive and distinct.The slow burn blues of “Sunshiny Days” shows a understanding of build and release that lets Land and Lewin trade some powerful licks over booming bass and drums. A groovy banjo intro to “All The Angels” is placed perfectly on the track listing, lifting the slowly darkening mood instantly. The religious iconography in the lyrics serve as sparse cover for the universal advice the band is doling out on the track. “Home” keeps the expansive vibe going with jazz brush drumming and banjo counterpointing lilting pedal steel guitar and fiddle that perfectly underscore the melancholy spirit of the tune.The title track, “Dr. Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show,” comes on like a fever dream version of old-timey carnival music with a psychedelic twist for good measure. The wry songwriting on the album reaches a peak on “Like There’s No Yesterday” giving Jimmy Buffett some unexpected competition in the “Looking back on a life from a pirate’s perspective” sub-genre. Closing out the album, “Mother Lode” unwinds in a flat spiral, evoking a hopeful but weary look at the future.Over the course of Dr.Feelgood’s Traveling Medicine Show, Great American Taxi shows great comfort in a wide variety of song styles and sonic dimensions. Though past iterations have seemed to focus more on the person at the front of the stage this is the first effort that feels like a true group effort. If GAT can continue with this level sanctified mix of righteous music and insightful lyrical content, then let’s hope this configuration is here to stay.
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Associated Press Television News Written By WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 4th September, 2020 08:19 IST Victor Martinez’s Colt Out Of Ky Derby Because Of Fever The retired five-time All-Star catcher owns King Guillermo, who was set to run in Saturday’s 146th Derby. But Martinez and trainer Juan Carlos Avila decided Thursday to scratch the colt because of a fever The Kentucky Derby dream of Victor Martinez is over.The retired five-time All-Star catcher owns King Guillermo, who was set to run in Saturday’s 146th Derby. But Martinez and trainer Juan Carlos Avila decided Thursday to scratch the colt because of a fever.“It’s just the sad part about this game,” said Martinez, whose Florida-based stable is called Victoria’s Ranch.Named for Martinez’s father, King Guillermo moved into the Derby picture in March with a victory in the Tampa Bay Derby at 49-1 odds. The colt finished second in the Arkansas Derby in early May.Martinez was on hand to watch King Guillermo work out before dawn at Churchill Downs, where the colt has been training for a month.”I sort of had that awe-inspiring feeling when I walked into Yankee Stadium for the first time as a player, but Churchill Downs is better,” he said.Martinez, 41, spent 16 years in the majors, playing for Cleveland, Boston and Detroit. He retired in 2018 and founded his cattle ranch in Florida.King Guillermo could return for the Preakness on Oct. 3.“To race in a race like the Derby we need him at 100 percent,” Avila said. “We aren’t going to be able to demonstrate how good he is like this. We are going to have plenty of time to show his quality. He’s going to be a great horse and everybody knows we have to take care of the horse first.”The defection of King Guillermo leaves the Derby field at 17. Art Collector was knocked out by a minor injury before he could be entered.Image credits: AP COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV First Published: 4th September, 2020 08:19 IST FOLLOW US
Share XLMedia streamlines executive team in strategy overhaul May 11, 2020 Related Articles Oskar Mühlbach chosen as Raketech CEO December 12, 2019 StumbleUpon Share ‘Volatile’ Swedish regulations see Raketech grow global focus August 19, 2020 Submit iGaming affiliate RakeTech Group has strengthened its 2017 M&A drive by confirming Christian Lundberg as the new chairman of the company’s board.Christian LundbergA former Nordic Regional Director for Microsoft, Lundberg currently works as a strategic advisor to several corporate leaders in both publicly listed and private companies through his own business A Force 4U.His experience with international organisations such as Microsoft and Fortum qualifies him to oversee a period of high growth for RakeTech, who bought BetXpert and Turtle Gaming in April, before continuing its pursuit of Scandinavian assets with the more recent acquisitions of Agonas AB, Astro Media, Pokernet.dk and Odds.dk.Michael Holmberg, RakeTech Group CEO, said: “With Christian joining, we will sharpen RakeTech’s leadership. Christian has vast experience from building winning cultures where everyone works towards the same goals and meets market demands with a focus on long-term values and profitability.“He joins in an intense period where we among other activities recently have acquired several assets in Denmark. In addition, we have just reached our 100th employee, from being just some 30 people a year ago. I look forward to working together with Christian and the rest of the board members to take RakeTech to the next level.”Lundberg added: “RakeTech is a company with high operational capacity and advanced technical solutions, active in the fast-growing European iGaming industry.“I believe RakeTech has real possibilities to drive the continued development of the sector through responsible affiliate services with a focus on user value, and consequently secure a long-term and sustainable growth. At the same time, we will continue to pursue our active acquisition agenda, where we target assets of high quality with leading market positions.”