Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival will take place May 24-27, 2018 at Pop’s Farm in Martinsville, VA. Headlining the tenth annual event are The Wood Brothers, JJ Grey & Mofro, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, The Marcus King Band (x2), and Billy Strings. In addition to the rest of the stacked lineup which features The Jerry Douglas Band, TAUK, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Zach Deputy, and more, the festival has announced the official Late Night Schedule.On Thursday night, The Commonheart will perform a late-night set from 10pm-12am. As the festival kicks into full gear for the weekend on Friday, JJ Grey & Mofro will close down the main stage. Then, later that evening, TAUK will perform the Lake Stage while the debut performance of “King & Strings”–a collaboration between two dynamic young musicians, Marcus King and Billy Strings band, and drummer Jeff Sipe–close down Pine Grove. On Saturday night, The Wood Brothers will close down the Main Stage, while The Marcus King Band and The Mantras party through 2am on the two other stages. Sunday night will close with The Last Yaltz, a tribute to The Band‘s The Last Waltz featuring Yarn with special guests.In addition to the above late-night shows, Rooster Walk 10 will see full performances from Colter Wall, The Dustbowl Revival, Town Mountain, Yarn, Dangermuffin, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, The Southern Belles, Cris Jacobs, Jeff Sipe, Ron Holloway, Josh Shilling, Front Country, Victor Wainwright & The Train, The Trongone Band, Kat Wright, Wild Ponies, The Commonheart, Fireside Collective, Erin and the Wildfire, Porch 40, Kendall Street Company, Songs From The Road Band, Sanctum Sully, Jay Starling, Wallace Mullinax, Violet Bell, Half Moon, After Jack, Jason Springs Band, PHCC Jazz Band, Prosperity’s Folly, Gunchux, Juliana MacDowell, Fernandez Sisters, The Wildmans, and Aaron Crowe.To buy your tickets or learn more information about Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival’s 10th year, visit the festival website.
Former Netherlands coach, Vera Pauw, has expressed delight in her country’s qualification for the U-20 Women’s World Cup to be staged in France next year.The Amsterdam-born football coach, who has also managed three other national teams – Scotland, Russia and South Africa – was speaking to busybuddiesng.com from her base in the Netherlands.It was at last month’s UEFA Women’s U-19 Championship that the Dutch ensured their debut appearance at the global showpiece, and they did so by making sure of a semi-final berth at the European tournament.They went on to lose 2-3 in their last four tie against eventual champions Spain, but that counted for little at the end of the day.“Well, we need to realize that the qualification for the World Cup for U-19 is now because coincidentally this year is connected to qualification for the World Cup. The U-19 have reached the last four of the European Championships already a few times but those were in years there was no qualification connected to it,” began Pauw, who played 89 times for the Netherlands Women’s National Team as a defender.“But of course it’s fantastic because it will give the players a lot of experience at the top level, playing a tournament. There is no training like playing a tournament at that age level. So I am very excited about that.Like Pauw pointed out, the Netherlands emerged winners of the 2014 UEFA Women’s U-19 Championship with Vivianne Miedema – one of the stars of this year’s UEFA Women’s EURO – finishing as the highest goal scorer and Most Valuable Player, but there was no World Cup the following year.In 2015 however, their dream of a World Cup place ended when they failed to qualify for the final tournament. Then in 2016, with no World Cup in sight, they reached another semi-final, before finally booking a maiden ticket this year.Other European teams that have qualified for the U-20 Women’s World Cup are Spain, Germany, England and hosts France.New Zealand have also qualified from the Oceania Football Confederation.The 2018 U-20 Women’s World Cup will be played in France from 7 to 26 August 2018 and North Korea are the reigning champions. Audio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Vera-Sept-12.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RelatedNetherlands Qualify For First Ever U-20 Women’s World CupAugust 16, 2017In “Europe”FIFAWWC: Road map to France 2019September 23, 2017In “UEFA”FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup: FIFA Inspection Team Says Decision Yet To Be Taken About Nigeria’s Suitability To Host Event (AUDIO)August 7, 2019In “FIFA”
– Advertisement – National Coach James Salinsa Debbah is hoping for a miracle The humiliation that the national soccer team suffered at the hands of the Zimbabwean national soccer team, Warriors, on Sunday was received with recriminations as many Liberians are asking why it happened.And of course, those who asked the question were right to some extent to demand to know why the country that produced one of the best soccer players in the world, only a few years ago, is unable to hold itself against unsung countries in competitive encounters, even when the opportunity is there to see.But I think one question that should be asked is: Why should Lone Star win? The answer to this question should explain the reason Lone Star should defeat the Warriors.Consider these further questions: Has the national league produced quality footballers that Liberia can depend on in international encounters? Since most of the players were local materials, meaning they are players from the national league, does it mean that the 3-0 defeat indicates that our local coaches are not living up to their qualifications as CAF License A and B coaches?Are the coaches in failing to apply what they learnt during their professional training as coaches that they earned the CAF License A and B Certificates? Enough with the questions, right?On the field of play, a report by LBS’s Kolubah Zayzay, who was with the players, indicates that the members of the national team were unable to exert their authority on the pitch and along with faulty passes the players up front were unable to threaten their opponents’ defense, except at least on one occasion.Another question: How prepared was the national team against Zimbabwe? Please recall that when the CAF’s and FIFA’s windows that allowed national teams to play friendly matches came, several months before last Sunday’s game in Harare, Liberia did not take advantage of it.It was only some days to the game that a local team was selected to play a friendly against Sierra Leone in Monrovia. In that match careful observers should have recognized that Lone Star managed a 1-0 victory, the goal coming in the 79th minute. And so playing before a home crowd, and at their favorite field, Lone Star players could not take over the game.Now with little preparation, since it is not possible for the national team players to be in Liberia all at once at least three weeks before any encounter, many who are crying why Lone Star lost should have realized that anything in life for which you fail to plan, it goes without saying that it is a recipe for disaster or failure.Liberia’s next match is against DR Congo in Monrovia, next March, and I bet you that no preparation will be done until two weeks before the match. When that happens, what would you expect? Answer that question for yourself.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)