Back in March, Vulf Records released a six-track EP under a new moniker The Fearless Flyers. The new band—comprised of Vulfpeck bassist Joe Dart, guitarist Cory Wong, drummer Nate Smith, and Snarky Puppy guitarist Mark Lettieri—have released four music video-supported tracks from the self-titled EP so far, with the rest of the tracks available for purchase/download here.In addition to the previously released “Aces of Aces”, “Under the Sea / Flyers Drive”, and “Barbara“, Vulf Records has shared the music video for their sped-up, jammed-out, funkified rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”, featuring guitarist Blake Mills and gospel performer Sandra Crouch.Watch “The Seal Team 6 of funk” take on “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” with special guests below:[Video: Vulf]The new-ish project—which is produced, composed, and mixed by the “Vulfmon” himself, Jack Stratton (bandleader/multi-instrumentalist of Vulfpeck)—is seemingly a “2.0” version of the original Vulfpeck lineup. Basically, any musical group under the Vulf Records establishment will resonate with fans of Vulfpeck, as the brain and tools behind the music will all come from the same place. The Vulf Compressor, indeed, continues its legacy.The full record is available on Bandcamp and features all sorts of musical nuggets. “Introducing the Fearless Flyers” showcases the tight musicianship between the four players, providing the style of playing that fans of Vulfpeck crave from the band’s earlier days. A secondary version of “Barbara” also appears on the record, featuring Sandra Crouch again on the tambourine, as a follow-up to Vulfpeck’s 2012 Vollmich version of the song. There’s also a “kids” version of The Little Mermaid‘s “Under The Sea”.The six-track presentation closes with “Bicentennial”, a clear continuation of the closing groove from Vulfpeck’s “Grandma” track from Mr. Finish Line. Vulfpeck’s soulful original version of the song features Antwaun Stanley on vocals, David T. Walker on guitar, and James Gadson on drums and closes with a 45-second groove that left fans wanting more in 2017. The Fearless Flyers’ “Bicentennial” is the extension of that groove and it features Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Elizabeth Lea on trombone and the voice of Jack Stratton as the “sibilant announcer.”You can own a copy of The Fearless Flyers today for $6, if you didn’t already reserve a copy of the vinyl, here.
Dillon Named New Deputy Secretary Of Agency of Commerce and CommunityDevelopmentMONTPELIER — Lu Ann Dillon of South Burlington has been appointedthe new Deputy Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Commerce and CommunityDevelopment. Dillon takes over the post from Dawn Terrill, who left inNovember to become Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Transportation.Since 1994, Dillon has been the Senior Vice President of Bell & CompanyManagement Consultants in Easton, Maryland. As Bell’s lead consultant, shemanaged consulting projects for a variety of Fortune 50 companies,principally in the defense and aerospace industries. She also managedprojects at Bell’s hospital and utilities clients. Earlier in her career,Dillon founded LAD Ltd., a retail and wholesale men’s and women’sprofessional clothing business in downtown Burlington that she managedfrom 1983 to 1990. Dillon has taught retail management courses atChamplain College and was an instructor at both the University of Vermontand Northeastern University in Boston.”I love Vermont and the Deputy Secretary position offers me theopportunity to bring my private sector experience to state government,”Dillon said. “I look forward to serving the Agency and supporting economicdevelopment, tourism, marketing, community development and the otheressential areas under our umbrella.”Agency Secretary Kevin Dorn said that Dillon has significant practicalexperience in maintaining job vitality, a major focus of his Agency. Dornadded that because one of Dillon’s specialties is operational analysis,she will also be focusing on the internal management of the Agency. “We’revery lucky to have someone with Lu Ann’s abilities and experience be ableto step in right away and take on one of the more challenging positions instate government,” Dorn said.Dillon is a 1976 graduate of the University of Vermont and earned herMaster’s degree in education from Boston University in 1979. She currentlyserves on the University of Vermont Regional Advisory Board. A Vermontnative, Dillon grew up in Essex Junction and now lives in South Burlingtonwith her husband Tom Pierce, president of Pierce Communications Group. Shehas three adult stepchildren — Heather, Greg and Randy Pierce.The Agency of Commerce and Community Development is comprised of theDepartments of Economic Development, Tourism & Marketing, and Housing andCommunity Affairs. Vermont Life Magazine, the Vermont Downtown Program andthe Division for Historic Preservation are also part of the Agency.
RelatedPosts Dare promises to pay outstanding athletes allowances, AFN hails him AFN postpones annual general congress IAAF stops Nigeria’s Oduduru from competing at Doha 2019, Okagbare too may be barred Ibrahim Shehu-Gusau, embattled President, Athletics Federation of Nigeria, has said the federation will work diligently to unravel all corrupt practices. Shehu-Gusau said this on Sunday in a news conference to address the situation of things happening in the federation. He said the measure was in keeping with the President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to accountability and transparency, He said: “On the inauguration of our Board in July, 2017, I was confronted with an allegation in respect of $150,000 paid to the AFN. “I was accused of mismanaging the funds and in keeping with the President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to accountability and transparency, I submitted myself to the relevant agencies for investigation. “The individual reports exonerated me from any culpability but raised questions which the agencies are diligently pursuing. “My action in submitting myself to be investigated laid the foundation for the misunderstandings being experienced in the AFN today. “It is common knowledge that the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has been doing everything within his powers to attract foreign investments. “He is also irrevocably committed to creating jobs, especially for our teeming youth.” Shehu-Gusau said securing alternative means of funding the activities of the federation would ease the pressure on government. He said: “The sponsorship deal signed with Puma attests to the capacity of this board to attract private funding for sports from within and outside the country. “It will also create jobs for the youth of this country as sports has the capacity to create enormous job opportunities. “This is part of the reasons we seek autonomy to enable us increase the funding base of the Federation. “I am pleased to inform Nigerians that the Puma sponsorship deal, which is in kind, will run from September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2022. “It is unique in the sense that Puma will deliver kits worth $2.76 million to the Federation in Abuja. “That way, we do not have to spend scarce resources available to be travelling to Germany to collect the kits. “We are working hard to ease the pressure on government yet some people are bent on frustrating our efforts. “Since the advent of this current leadership, there has been one problem or the other, all geared towards directly administering the Sports Federations. “The AFN is not the first and if something is not done to curtail their excesses, it will definitely not be the last.”Tags: Athletics Federation of Nigeria