After a sensational evening surrounded by blossoming botanicals in Salt Lake City, Trey Anastasio and his eight compadres in Trey Anastasio Band kept on trucking through to Missoula, Montana for their debut performance in the beautiful Big Sky country. The performance marked the final show of a mind-bending nationwide tour in support of Trey Anastasio Band’s latest album Paper Wheels. It’s clear that Trey Anastasio Band has been excited as they geared up for this final performance, with their two prior performances in Salt Lake and at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre foreshadowing this huge tour closer at Missoula, Montana’s Big Sky Brewery.Trey Anastasio Band Jibboos Through Salt Lake City [Videos]A larger than life “Cayman Review” got the anxious crowd on the tips of their toes out of the gates, and continued with TAB originals “Mozambique,” “Alive Again,” “Magilla,” and a blazing hot rendition of “Sand”. From Red Rocks onward, the band noticeably upped the ante, specifically with the synchronicity of James Casey, Jennifer Hartswick, and Natalie Cressman on horns. Casey’s focused and harnessed energy was shining brighter than a disco ball and ricocheted to the crowd and back between every monstrous solo, especially with his solidity in “Burlap Sack and Pumps” throughout the entirety of the tour.Trey Anastasio Band Makes Triumphant Return To Red Rocks After Nearly 12 Years [Videos]It was evident that the panoramic Western Sky was reflective to the energy of the band, as mentioned by Anastasio at all three Rocky Mountain appearances. The biggest treat of the first set was “The Land of Nod,” making only its third appearance since Trey Anastasio’s 2015 fall tour. Natalie Cressman knocked Portugal the Man’s “Feel it Still” out of the park before the band brought their first set to a close with the fan favorite “Money Love and Change.”The second set opened with Trey Anastasio Band’s classic “Sweet Dreams Melinda,” requested by a front-row fan eager to hear the staple that had been sound checked at both Red Rocks and Salt Lake City but never ended up making an appearance either night. The band then headed into “Corona,” “Night Speaks to a Woman,” “Plasma,” “Shine,” and “Ocelot,” followed by Paper Wheel’s “Bounce,” with the crowd symbiotically bouncing in unison. To wrap up a spectacular second set, TAB laid down the instruments for the a capella “The Parting Glass,” mirroring a fine-wine blossoming into its richest potential. The band hit a grand slam with “First Tube,” and the second set of the show came to a close.The band returned for “Come Together,” a brand new TAB song debuted on 4/20 in Charlotte, encapsulating the love and unity that transpired throughout the entirety of this Paper Wheels tour. In closing, hands down MVP goes to “Gotta Jibbo,” where night after night, Trey Anastasio Band creatively brought new life to the jam. After taking a bow to ring in the end of the tour, Trey immediately ran to two youngsters that were on the rail attending their first show and handed them each a guitar pick.You can check out photos from Saturday night’s tour closer below, courtesy of Brad Hodge.Setlist: Trey Anastasio Band | Big Sky Brewery | Missoula, MT | 6/3/2017I: Cayman Review, Mozambique, Pigtail, Alive Again, Soul Rebel, Magilla, Sand, Feel it Still, The Land of Nod, Curlews Call, Dark and Down, Money Love and ChangeII: Sweet Dreams Melinda, Corona, Night Speaks to a Woman, Plasma, Shine, Ocelot, Burlap Sack and Pumps, Bounce, Valentine, Clint Eastwood, The Parting Glass, First TubeE: Come Together, Gotta JibbooTrey Anastasio Band | Big Sky Brewery | 6/3/17 | Photos by Brad Hodge Load remaining images
Four Canadian wolves were recently transported by helicopter from Ontario to Michigan’s Isle Royale National Park. The wolves were relocated to help deal with the moose population on the island, and to restore the dwindling number of wolves that currently live on the island. In the past, ice bridges have connected Isle Royale to the mainland, allowing wolves to migrate. Over the last twenty years, however, these ice bridges have become inconsistent, stranding wolves on the island and preventing any newcomers. The four new wolves will join two that were relocated to the island in 2018. Over the next five years the National Park Service hopes to introduce 20 to 30 wolves to the park.
Staff from the report French Kisses from Croatia, Arte TV The European cultural TV channel Arte TV broadcast a series of reports on the rich cultural heritage of Istria and South Dalmatia in its show Invitation to Travel. These are reports that were created as a result of cooperation and engagement of the Representation of the Croatian Tourist Board in France. U show about Istria we talked to the owners of Istrian restaurants, but also winemakers, who testified to the rich eno-gastronomic value of Istria. They presented Rovinj, which they called Venice in miniature, Pula, where the gladiator games were evoked, but also the interior of Istria, where the picturesque towns of Buje and Motovun are located. The report also mentions the most common traditional vessel in Rovinj, the batana. “Such shows that reveal lesser-known cultural and historical facts of Croatian tourist destinations are our special challenge and imperative in the tourist promotion of Croatia on the French emitting market, since for 60 percent of French people the cultural heritage is the main motive for traveling to a foreign destination ”, said Daniela Mihalić Đurica, Director of the CNTB Representation in France. ARTE TV shows are broadcast six days a week and are watched by over 800 viewers a day. The recorded reports are repeated on several occasions, and are also available at the ARTE TV media library. But these are not the only stories about the Croatian coast, which were presented to French viewers. An earlier report on the island of Pag was published, in which the specifics of the well-known bora wind and report on Pazin with which the famous Jules Verne was also enchanted. Source: Croatian National Tourist BoardCover photo: footage from a report on Istria (Arte TV) In another report called “French kisses from Croatia” Napoleon’s rich influence in Southern Dalmatia is shown, and through conversations with historians, the “Adriatic pearls” of Dubrovnik, Split and Trogir were presented, which delighted Napoleon himself and his marshals, especially Marmont, so much that they showed the world their superiority by conquering them. Finally, let’s say that the French lifestyle magazine Grazia also published TOP 9 Croatian destinations which should definitely be visited this summer. On that scale were: Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Split, Zagreb, Plitvice National Park, Zadar, Hvar, Korcula and Krka National Park. “This is another way to maintain a presence and visibility in our important markets and further interest the French, but also the Germans, to visit us again as soon as possible.”, commented the director of the CNTB, Kristjan Staničić, announcing that the TV ARTE team will record four new reports on Croatia in mid-August and early September.