Eric Krasno & Friends Debut New Song At Intimate Unplugged Set In NYC [Video/Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images Last Saturday night, Eric Krasno joined Lettuce, Oteil Burbridge, Bob Weir, John Mayer, and more for a Jerry Garcia Band tribute set for the ages at LOCKN’, performing for the tens of thousands in attendance as well as countless more via webcast. Last night, less than one week later, Krasno was back in action for a totally different kind of performance at New York’s intimate Rockwood Music Hall.Billed as Eric Krasno & Friends Unplugged, the evening’s band included a pair of his Eric Krasno Band cohorts, guitarist Danny Mayer and vocalist Mary Corso, as well as keyboardist Eric Finland, who played with Krasno’s E3 Organ Trio earlier this year. Percussionist Ben Marino, one of Finland’s frequent collaborators, rounded out the lineup. As Krasno tells Live For Live Music, Marino came highly recommended by Finland. “Ben was so good. I met him 3 hours before the show… He’s playing the Wormtown Festival with us coming up.”The band worked through a selection of songs from 2014’s Blood From A Stone in addition to acoustic readings of a pair of covers that also appeared during last week’s LOCKN’ JGB celebration with Lettuce: Smokey Robinson and the Miracles classic “I Second That Emotion” and Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter favorite “They Love Each Other”. In addition to making mention of the LOCKN’ set, Krasno spoke about an experience visiting Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi‘s house, reminiscing about how he landed on the idea for Tedeschi Trucks Band‘s “Calling Out To You” on one of Derek’s open-tuned guitars before delivering a tender rendition of the tune.The show also included the debut of a new original song, a stoically heart-wrenching lament called “Carry My Name”, which Krasno wrote as part of a new concept album he currently has in the works. You can watch a full video of the live debut of “Carry My Name” below:Eric Krasno & Friends Unplugged – “Carry My Name” (Debut)[Video: Andrew O’Brien]This show marked Krasno’s second Rockwood show in as many weeks. On August 21st, Krasno and Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, WOLF!) teamed up for a duo show at the roughly 60-capacity Stage 3, the smallest of Rockwood’s three performance spaces. You can listen to that performance in its entirety here.Below, you can check out a full gallery of photos from Eric Krasno & Friends Unplugged at Rockwood Music Hall courtesy of photographer Andrew Blackstein.For a full list of Eric Krasno’s upcoming performances, head to his website.Eric Krasno & Friends Unplugged | Rockwood Music Hall | New York, NY | 8/31/18 | Photos: Andrew Blacksteinlast_img read more

Peru Puts Counterterrorism Experience to Use

first_imgBy Dialogo April 01, 2010 The command post of the Peruvian contingent serving with MINUSTAH in Port-au-Prince was destroyed by the January 12, 2010, earthquake. When Diálogo visited the camp in March, the Peruvians were still living and working in tents. The contingent was increased from 216 to 400 men to help with humanitarian aid efforts and patrol duties, especially along the border with the Dominican Republic. “We have three bases on the border,” Lt. Col. Darcy Gómez Fernández, the Commander of MINUSTAH’s Peruvian contingent, explained. “After the earthquake, our mission changed and became focused on convoy escorts and patrols along the entire border,” he said. A major concern, according to the Commander, was a massive prisoner escape from the prisons damaged by the earthquake. Experts from MINUSTAH and U.N. and Haitian police concluded that these prisoners would try to “ee to the Dominican Republic. “Patrols in these border zones are not along a road but in the countryside, on foot. This makes things a bit more complicated and takes a lot out of the personnel. Previously, there weren’t many patrols of this kind, but now there’s been an increase in order to have a presence all along the border. It’s necessary for people to see and observe that the border is being guarded by people from MINUSTAH. This results in more strain on the personnel, more use of vehicles, communications and military equipment. For this reason, the increase in the number of our men here was fundamental,” the Commander said. For him, this experience is very enriching because “we learn from other countries, and on occasion, I imagine that other countries can learn something from how we operate. It’s necessary to keep in mind that we are coming from operating in areas of subversive activity in Peru. We have the problem of terrorism, and the Army is constantly being used in counterterrorism operations. This gives us a great deal of experience in military operations. “We’ve had, in recent years, a good number of casualties in the Peruvian Army as a consequence of terrorism, and this also imposes the requirement that our personnel be constantly trained and gives us a certain amount of experience in counterterrorism operations. Then, in some way, we apply that here,” the Commander concluded.last_img read more