Music Review: The Avett Brothers Deliver Fine Folk On ‘magpie And The Dandelion’

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The MFE Award honors individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary efforts to cultivate the power of music as an educational and community building tool in Lancaster County. Harvey is being recognized for his work on behalf of Millersville University as Director of the Ware and Winter Centers. “Harvey has done an amazing job in transforming both the Ware and Winter Centers into true, vibrant community arts centers”, said John Gerdy, founder and Executive Director of Music For Everyone. “His ability to instill a spirit where everyone, regardless of background, feels welcome in exploring and experiencing music and the arts is truly extraordinary. It’s a great example of using the power of music to build community. Lancaster o Wes Har vey a big debt of gratitude for his tireless work on behalf of music and the arts in Lancaster.” “The MFE Award is a fitting tribute to Harvey, who has assisted and advanced music programs to the citizens of Lancaster, especially young people,” said Roger Bruszewski, VP for Finance and Administration at Millersville University. “It has been a pleasure to work with him and witness the lives he has touched. Harvey understands the importance of music and the arts and how it makes our community a better place.” “I am thrilled and surprised to receive this award. I have long known the power of music as I grew up in a musical family. It’s what kept us together and gave us strength,” said Owen. “Supporting music in Lancaster through my work at the Ware and Winter Centers is something that comes naturally. I love Lancaster and I strive every day to make our community a better place for everyone, particularly through music.” Music for Everyone is a Lancaster-based non-profit charitable organization dedicated to raising awareness and resources to strengthen the role that music plays in schools and the community in Lancaster County. To learn more about Music For Everyone visit .

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By Associated Press, Magpie and the Dandelion, The Avett Brothers (American) The evolving definition of folk music currently carries a little bit of rock, a little bit of reverb and a few other nontraditional flavors thrown in the stew. Its all being well received and The Avett Brothers new album Magpie and the Dandelion should be no exception. Looking for things to do? Select one or more criteria to search Kid-friendly Get ideas Songs like Open Ended Life and Skin and Bones present a folk version of rocks wall-of-sound approach. Instead of a nuanced give and take between banjo and guitar and drums, we get them all at once, side by side, vying for attention. With proper mixing it works on these hardened-heart love songs. Things work up to a glorious crescendo on several tracks, going from simmer to boil on Another is Waiting. Though its worth noting that the sizzle on Magpie is mostly thanks to strong instrumentals. The group lacks a strong lead vocalist. Both Scott and Seth Avett can sing, but not convincingly enough to mesmerize the listener because of it. All in all, this is pleasant listening and the songs stick in the head. The North Carolina trio is a tight band eight albums into their career, and the folk renaissance has ushered in a new and deserving appreciation for their lilting nu-folk. ___ Follow Ron Harris: Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

On the contrary, you must focus on your muscles. Youre playing a melody and then remembering, OK, if Im at this position, then I can make this tone, he says. Your proprioception is your guide to playing the music. Other experts are impressed by the technological innovation behind the jymmin set-up, but have some questions about the studys design. One concern is that Fritz reported perceived exertion not as raw scores, but as ratios of how a participant felt about jymmin versus passive listening. The raw scores are important because previous research has shown that during very intense workouts, the distraction effect disappears: The strain on your body is so great that your brain ignores the music. These ratios are just frustrating, Lane says. They take away the ability to interpret the results. And if the data are true, its unclear why the jymmin set-up would lead to lower scores of perceived exertion. Fritz says there are many possibilities. It could be what he terms musical agency, or the sense that youre composing or tweaking the music. That might explain why runners tend to match their steps to musical beats, he says.It might be that they have some type of illusion of musical agency. Others are drawn to a social explanation instead. There seems to be something going on here with play and fun and the interaction between people,says Beau Sievers , a graduate student at Dartmouth whose research has uncovered a universal link between music and motion .I would have liked to see some analysis of the interactions between the participants, to see if people are working together to create some kind of musical result with one another. Fritz agrees that the social aspect of jymmin is important, and he plans on studying it in more depth.