Tedeschi Trucks Band Jams With Luther Dickinson, David Hidalgo & More At SPAC [Watch]

first_imgThe Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Wheels Of Soul tour is off and running, stopping last night at the renowned Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY for a full night of musical celebration. Initially conceived last summer, Wheels of Soul pairs TTB with some of the best groups around. This summer, the band brought along The North Mississippi Allstars and Los Lobos for the run, and brought out members from each supporting group to enhance their own performance.No stranger to collaborations, the Tedeschi Trucks Band has hosted some all-stars in their day. Last night, the band brought out a ton of guests, including Cesar Rosa, David Hidalgo and Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, as well as Luther Dickinson of NMA. After about 10 songs of just TTB action, the band first called on Rosa for Elmore James’ “The Sky Is Crying” before bringing out Dickinson for “Angel From Montgomery” and “Let Me Get By.”The Sky Is CryingAngel From MontgomeryJam > Let Me Get ByIt was the encore that saw Hidalgo and Berlin appear with TTB, coming out for the two-song boogie of “Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring” and “Sticks and Stones.” By all accounts, the show was a real treat.Who Knows What Tomorrow May BringSticks And StonesAdditionally, Derek Trucks made an appearance during Los Lobos’ opening set, bringing along Tim Lefebvre and the TTB Horn section to accompany on “Mas Y Mas.” Enjoy it below:Let’s give a huge thank you to Sean Roche for capturing all of these glorious videos. Check out the full setlist below.Edit this setlist | More Tedeschi Trucks Band setlistslast_img read more

Geologist-turned-bureaucrat appointed as Indonesia’s top mining regulator

first_imgThe Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry has appointed Ridwan Djamaluddin as the ministry’s number one man in regulating Indonesia’s mining industry.Energy minister Arifin Tasrif inaugurated the geologist-by-training on Monday as the ministry’s new mining director general, an echelon one-level bureaucrat, which is a rank just below a minister. Arifin tasked Ridwan with implementing the recently released Coal and Mineral Mining Law that seeks to upheave Indonesia’s mining industry. The tasks include developing the downstream mining sector, raising state income, training mining inspectors and cutting bureaucratic red tape.“And, in the near future, to immediately prepare the executive regulations for Mining Law No. 3/2020,” said Arifin during a live broadcast of the inauguration ceremony, which was held at the ministry’s headquarters in Jakarta.Read also: Explainer: New rules in revised Mining LawThe government needs to issue at least 18 government regulations (PP) to implement the Mining Law. Minister Arifin appointed two other echelon one officials on Monday but Ridwan’s appointment was the most prominent, owing to his office’s central role in shaping the domestic mining industry, which is a key pillar of Indonesia’s international trade.Eko Budi Lelono and Prahoro Yulijanto Nurtjahyo were also appointed as the new geology body head and human resources head on Monday, respectively. The former’s predecessor has retired while the latter’s predecessor has picked up a teaching job at the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB).Eko’s work includes monitoring volcanic activity and mapping underground fresh water while Prahoro’s work includes training civil servants and issuing industry certifications.Ridwan told reporters after the inauguration ceremony that his office would focus this year on helping the government tackle COVID-19 and the economic recovery before fully executing the new Mining Law. He will also use the time to learn about his new job.“Let’s be safe first for this year. Indonesia can still survive under existing conditions,” he said.Ridwan was formerly the deputy head of transportation and infrastructure at the Office of the Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister, which oversees the energy ministry. He replaces Bambang Gatot Ariyono, who has retired after five-years of service.“These [industry] issues are not easy, but neither are they difficult if we work together,” said Bambang in his farewell speech, also on Monday.Read also: Indonesia sets price floor for nickel ore to protect small minersTwo mining associations publicly congratulated Ridwan on his appointment last week, although it was not officially confirmed by the energy ministry until Monday. The associations are the Indonesian Nickel Mining Association (APNI) and the Indonesian Mining Experts Association (Perhapi), which partook in drafting the Mining Law.APNI – the most vocal opposition to Indonesia’s ongoing nickel ore export ban – was quick to lobby the new director general. The association issued a statement on Monday asking Ridwan to, first are foremost, enforce a price floor for domestically sold nickel ore.“May you carry out your responsibilities and the hopes of all Indonesian miners,” wrote APNI in a statement on Monday.Topics :last_img read more