Govinda is the alter-ego of Austin based producer/composer Shane Madden. A student of the violin and composition since the age of eight, Shane went on to study classical violin at the University of Texas, where electronic music production began to cement a place in his heart. After his discovery of gypsy roots, he opened his ears to the various genres and styles of music from around the world. From experiences learning violin with mysterious masters on his journeys across the globe and his passion for modern design and technology, the current sound of Govinda was born.Over the years, Govinda has played with acts such as Thievery Corporation, STS9, Bassnectar, Shpongle, and many others. Recently, he was approached to work with 5-time Grammy Award winning musicians, The Blind Boys of Alabama. The legendary gospel musicians have transcended the boundaries of traditional gospel, exploring the spiritual dimensions of rock and pop songs, of blues music, of funk and folk and everything in between. It is only natural that a group such as the Blind Boys would eventually explore the electronic element. And who better to share that experience with than Govinda, a true student of music. Madden discusses the collaboration with The Blind Boys of Alabama:“I’ve always enjoyed combining my style of world bass music with a variety of others like indie rock and soul so when my management approached me with the idea of working with 5 time Grammy Award winning, Blind Boys of Alabama, I was definitely honored and intrigued. These guys roots run so deep, and I knew it was their first electronic effort, so it was very important to me to attempt to convey a lot of emotion in this one track. It took me a while to find balance in all of it and hope everyone feels a little piece of everything that went it to producing the track.”Check out the exclusive track “Don’t Worry” from Govinda ft. The Blind Boys of Alabama only at Live for Live Music:
On Sunday, famed singer-songwriters Bob Dylan and Neil Young offered up a co-headlining gig at Kilkenny, Ireland’s Nowlan Park, just two days after their co-bill at London’s Hyde Park on Friday.To the crowd’s surprise, Dylan and Young joined forces for a collaborative take on the traditional “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?”, marking the first time the duo appeared onstage together since a performance at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom in 1994.Rolling Stone notes that Dylan first played the tune during his coffee house shows dating back to 1961, and later recorded it in 1967 during the Basement Tapes sessions with The Band. Prior to Sunday, Dylan hadn’t played “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?” since a stop in Houston on his traveling Rolling Thunder Review tour in 1976. Young, on the other hand, has played the song with Willie Nelson four different times between 1995 and 2018.Watch fan-shot footage of Bob Dylan and Neil Young joining forces on “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?” below:Bob Dylan & Neil Young – “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?” – 7/14/2019 [Partial][Video: Lu Chan]Bob Dylan & Neil Young – “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?” – 7/14/2019[Video: Dylan Tube]Bob Dylan currently has no scheduled tour dates. Young, meanwhile, has no performances scheduled outside of his Farm Aid event in September, but promised fans he will be touring with Crazy Horse in support of the band’s forthcoming studio album. Keep an eye on Young’s website and Dylan’s website for upcoming tour announcements and more information.
Rep. Shelley Hughes has authored a bill which would offer incentives to employees who retire up to three years early. Hughes office says nearly a quarter of all state employees would be eligible for the program, which has been offered in the past. The bill also aims to cut employee costs by limiting the number of special assistants which can be assigned to department commissioners and it would raise the employee contribution rate to the state’s healthcare system. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A Palmer State Representative is suggesting early retirement for public employees will help close the state’s budget gap. For executive branch employees, Hughes’ bill would also require ten days of furlough each year.