Just last week, Widespread Panic hit the Starlight Amphitheatre in Kansas City, MO. Surrounding that performance, however, two of the band’s longest tenured members – John Bell and Sunny Ortiz – stopped by local radio station KCPT 90.9 The Bridge for a unique studio session. The Bridge is one of the largest listener-supported public radio stations in the KC area, and their “909 In Studio” program regularly brings great musicians to the people. The WSP duo certainly made their appearance a memorable one!Together, Bell and Ortiz played a three song set that included “Blue Indian,” “Old Joe,” and “Radio Child.” With the two musicians playing acoustically, the stripped-down arrangements on these songs really give them a new life. Watch the three videos posted by “909 In Studio” below.Blue IndianOld JoeRadio ChildYou can also listen in on the full interview with Bell and Ortiz, where they speak about hippie days at baseball stadiums, the process of recording and their musical influences. That audio can be found here.
Topics : A bird may have caused a plane from an elite Canadian air force aerobatics team to crash, resulting in the death of one team member and injury to another, the defense department said Monday.The aircraft — part of the team known as the Snowbirds — crashed into the front yard of a house in British Columbia shortly after taking off from Kamloops Airport late morning on May 18.In a preliminary report, the Department of National Defence’s Airworthiness Investigative Authority said it had obtained video footage that revealed “one bird in very close proximity to the aircraft right engine intake during the critical post take-off phase. “The most difficult work of an investigation begins as we peel back the layers to understand why and how this happened,” said Colonel John Alexander, the director of flight safety and the Airworthiness Investigative Authority.”We are laser-focused to understanding everything we can about the accident so we can recommend effective preventative measures,” he said.The Snowbirds’ signature nine-jet formation, with trailing white smoke, began its tour in Nova Scotia and was to perform aerial displays over cities from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans, at elevations as low as 150 meters.The team has temporarily suspended flights since the crash. “The flight safety investigation will focus on environmental factors [the bird strike] and the performance of the escape system,” the report said.The plane was scheduled to fly over British Columbia as part of a tour dubbed “Operation Inspiration,” launched in early May to pay tribute to Canadians’ efforts to battle the coronavirus pandemic.The report showed that the CT-114 plane had gained altitude, before abruptly leaving the Snowbirds’ formation and entering a nose-down spin.Both passengers were able to eject from the plane but were injured upon landing. Captain Jenn Casey, 35, a Public Affairs Officer with the Air Force, died as a result of her injuries. read more