View post tag: Bonhomme February 21, 2013 Training & Education USS Bonhomme Richard Conducts Landing Operations with MV-22 Osprey View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Bonhomme Richard Conducts Landing Operations with MV-22 Osprey View post tag: Navy View post tag: Landing View post tag: Naval View post tag: conducts View post tag: Operations View post tag: USS For the first time while forward-deployed, amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) conducted landing operations with the MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, Feb. 19.The MV-22 Osprey is designed as the medium-lift replacement for the Marine Corps CH-46E Sea Knight assault support helicopter. The Osprey can operate as a helicopter or a turboprop aircraft and offers twice the speed, six times the range and three times the payload of the CH-46E. “Today was the next stepping stone for Osprey’s introduction into the 7th Fleet,” said Cmdr. Hans Sholley, “air boss” aboard Bonhomme Richard. “After 40 years, this will be the last float with the frogs [Sea Knights] and we will miss them.”On board Bonhomme Richard, the two Ospreys conducted day time deck landing qualifications, carrier controlled approaches with the ship’s amphibious air traffic control center and short take off procedures. “This was my first time bringing in an Osprey,” said Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Barry Swanson. “I wasn’t nervous because of the training I received about the ins and outs of the MV-22s. The wind gusts are stronger than the 46’s, but I was able to anticipate that.”The Osprey measures more than 57 feet long, a wingspan of nearly 85 feet, a height of 22 feet, airspeed of 280 knots; and a max gross weight for a vertical take-off of 52,600 pounds and 57,000 pounds for a short take-off.The crew of an Osprey consists of a pilot, copilot and crew chief and is able to hold 24 combat-equipped troops. “This is part of a crawl, walk, run process that will get us ready for the next deployment and effectively integrate the MV-22 into this AOR [area of responsibility],” said Sholley.The MV-22 Osprey’s mission for the U.S. Marine Corp is the transportation of troops, equipment and supplies from ships and land bases for combat assault.The Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group, currently on deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, is made up of the Bonhomme Richard, USS Tortuga (LSD 46), USS Germantown (LSD 42) and reports to Commander, Amphibious Squadron 11, forward deployed to Sasebo, Japan.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 21, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: Osprey View post tag: MV-22 View post tag: Richard Share this article
The Animal Liberation Front has claimed responsibility for the recent vandalism of the property of an Oxford University contractor. The message, posted on the ‘Bite Back’ website, threatened: “If you have a contract with the uni you need to terminate it now. If you don’t there’s a very good chance we will see u soon.”“The fact that the uni have nearly finished building their lab only makes us more determined – we will go on as long as it takes,” it concluded.Read More in this week’s Cherwell…By Jack Farchy
Gavel GamutBy Jim Redwinewww.jamesmredwine.com(Week of 17 July 2017)SOME RELIEFJerry Clower (1926 – 1998) was a Mississippi storyteller whose most famous story involved some raccoon hunters. According to Jerry he and some friends treed what they thought was a raccoon but it turned out to be a lynx. The lynx was not amused when Jerry’s friend climbed the tree and poked the perturbed cat with a stick. When the lynx counter-attacked with teeth and claws Jerry’s friend called for the men on the ground to fire a gun up at the fighting twosome. Jerry told his friend they couldn’t shoot because they might hit the friend. The man yelled back, “Shoot anyway, one of us has to have some relief.”I thought of this homespun wisdom when Peg and I noticed our only peach tree was devoid of every one of the large succulent peaches we had planned to pick this coming weekend. A whole family of raccoons gorged themselves on the golden delights I had saved from the Japanese Beetles, the crows and the opossums. Fifty dollars worth of Savin and two hours of work had been invested in saving those peaches until the perfect moment. Apparently the raccoons did not allow the good to be the victim of the perfect. Four days earlier than perfection was quite satisfactory for them.I was so angry I called my friend Paul Axton, a Department of Natural Resources officer, and asked for help. He brought me a live trap and advised the best bait for raccoons is large marshmallows. I would have made Smores for the little devils if I thought it would help.After about an hour of examining the trap and calling upon my college physics classes to figure how to set it, I proudly placed the trap on our front porch with large white marshmallows prominently displayed. After furnishing free marshmallows to the whole raccoon family for a week, I finally caught something last night, our cat. He was not pleased.It only cost me a couple of Band-Aids and a bottle of rubbing alcohol to treat the cat’s revenge for a night spent in the cage. As for the raccoons, I hope there is some kind of special diabetes they get from overstuffing themselves on our peaches!For more Gavel Gamut articles go to:www.jamesmredwine.comFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
80, a resident of Bayonne for 56 years, passed away at the Bayonne Medical Center on January 31, 2018, surrounded by her family. Raffaelina was born in San Vito sullo Ionio, Italy, and lived there until 1962. In 1962, Raffaelina and her husband Francesco came to America and settled in Bayonne where they became longtime parishioners of Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Wife of 59 years of Francesco Leone. Mother of Anthony Leone and his Wife Caroline, Theresa King and her Husband Donald, Vito Leone and his Wife Annette, Joseph Leone, Maria Bellotti and her Husband Thomas, Frank Leone and his Wife Dena. Grandmother of 17. Great-Grandmother of 10. Sister of Victor, Phyllis, Rose and Catherine Vitro. She was predeceased by her parents Mariangela and Vito Vitro and Theresa Vitro. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (envelopes will be available at the funeral home). Funeral arrangements by G. KEENEN O’BRIEN Funeral Home, 984 Avenue C.
Jeff McGranahan, executive director of the Ocean City Historical Museum, thanks members of the OCHS Class of ’57 for their donation. By Tim KellyThe Cold War was raging near its height in 1957, as was concern across America about the spread of Communism.A new drill was taking place in schools to prepare for a related concern: At the sound of a siren, students knelt under their desks to practice protecting themselves in the event of nuclear attack.In Ocean City, then as now, things were a bit different.“I think we did not worry about that stuff all that much,” said Dick Coe, a member of Ocean City High School’s Class of ’57. “We were more interested in the beach, girls (or in the girls’ case, boys) dancing and rock ‘n’ roll.”A group of about 20 members of the class met on Friday at the Ocean City Historical Museum at the start of the High School’s Homecoming weekend to remember those times and to donate a way to preserve those memories and many others for future generations.Among those on hand for the event included class officers Don Eisenhardt, president, Mike Varano, vice president, and Joan Sampson Weigel, secretary-treasurer.Don Eisenhardt, left, Mike Varano and Joan Sampson Weigel, were class officers of the OCHS Class of 1957.After a fundraising drive among class members easily raised the $700 necessary, representatives of the class donated and dedicated a large storage case to organize and protect a collection of the high school yearbooks.A second display case to show off artifacts from the OCHS Alumni All-Stars, a sort of mini high school Hall of Fame museum, was donated by the Miss Night in Venice Pageant Committee. Class members and Beth Bowman, spouse of class member Charlie Bowman, have been tirelessly researching the school, the class of 1957 and collecting artifacts and memorabilia related to school history to exhibit at the museum.Beth Bowman, a graduate of Ridley Park (Pa.) High School, is an unofficial member of the class of ’57. She met Charlie on the beach, where he was a lifeguard. Charlie Bowman was also a star athlete on the Red Raider football and basketball teams.Beth became close friends with many members of the class and worked tirelessly on their behalf as an interested friend of the class, and also in her role as a member of the Historical Museum’s Board of Trustees. She was too ill to attend Friday’s dedication, but her honorary “classmates” presented her with a bouquet in recognition of her efforts. Charlie Bowman, a member of the Class of ’57, checks out the yearbook case his class donated to the Ocean City Historical Museum.One fun fact about the yearbook collection relates to the Class of 1957’s volume. For just that one year, the yearbook title was “the Raider.” Every edition before and since is known as “the Carvel.”None of the class members questioned knew the origin of the latter name. But Charlie Bowman said the ’57 book was named after the Red Raiders school mascot because of the success of the Ocean City athletic teams during the 1956-57 school year. The boys basketball team was named “Team of the Century” by legendary broadcaster-sportswriter Tom Williams, a resident of Ocean City. Williams rated as many Ocean City sports teams as he could research in every sport for the school’s centennial celebration.The ’57 boys hoop squad, coached by Dixie Howell, rolled up a 23-0 record before losing in the State Group 2 finals to Verona at Rutgers University. “I had a bad feeling before the game when we walked into that Rutgers gym,” said Mike Varano, a starting guard on the team. “And that game still gives a bad feeling whenever I think about it.”Good memories far outweighed the disappointment of narrowly losing a state basketball crown. And now the memories of the class, and most before and after it, can be shared through the yearbook collection.“We’re thankful to receive these donations,” Museum Executive Director Jeff McGranahan said. “It’s important to keep these yearbooks secure and protected so that our visitors may continue to enjoy them.”The Ocean City Historical Museum is located inside the Ocean City Community Center complex at 17th Street and Simpson Avenue.Unfortunately, tight security for the yearbooks became necessary due to damage done by vandals. Some people would tear or cut pages from the books, museum representatives said. Formerly housed in open shelving, the new case has locking doors and is housed in a secluded part of the museum. Anyone wishing to view the books must do so in a supervised area and may peruse only two books at a time. The yearbooks date back to the 1920s, and the vast majority of them survive. Thought to be missing are editions from 1931 through 1944. They are thought to be missing because it has not been confirmed yearbooks were produced at all during those years of the Great Depression and World War II.However, anyone in possession of yearbooks from that period are asked to come forward and consider donating them to the museum or loaning them so that they may be reproduced. Virtually all of the remaining known yearbooks have been found, arranged chronologically and stored in a case that has been adorned with the school colors and a group photo of the Class of ’57. The case features a plaque made by Charlie Bowman and also a panoramic photo of the Class of 1957 at its class trip to Washington D.C. It would be the last class trip ever taken by seniors at Ocean City High. The reason, revealed in hushed tones with some details held back, involved an errant water balloon and damage to a hotel awning.In yet another quirk, the class trip photo includes quite an oddity. The wide horizontal photo is actually two pictures of the right and left side of the group, merged into one wide group picture. One of the mischievous class members, Anthony Gibson, appears in the photo twice.His image appears in the back row at the far left of the photo, and again in the same row on the far right. Gibson apparently sneaked into the second shot as it was being set up by the photographer. Gibson, a longtime Cape May County attorney, went on to become a state Superior Court judge.
Learned, dapper and with a bowel to set your watch by, healthy-eating prophet Dr Allinson was over a century ahead of his time and a self-proclaimed authority on everything from farting to skinny dipping. Here’s his vital advice on kids’ salt intake.On salt: “Civilised man has accustomed himself to eating salt, but he is no better for doing so. Fruits, grains, and vegetables contain all the salt necessary for our systems. If we add more, we err and do ourselves an injury. And do not force children to take it, nor tell them it is necessary.”
It has been a long time coming. As part of its tireless efforts to tell us what fashions are going up and what are going down, The Sunday Times’ Style magazine last weekend belatedly? led the anti-cupcake backlash.A feature-length article written by one Laura Atkinson a journalist with impeccable bakery trend-spotting credentials (her 9-to-5 job is news editor for that estimable sociological journal Heat magazine) declared “Now the backlash has started”.The evidence? One new anti-cupcake blog in the US, the food blogger Sophie Jordan whose anti-cupcake tirade Stop the Week mentioned in September last year, and a “cupcakes are over” quote from Ravinder Bhogal, whose own publishing web page describes her as a “beauty journalist with a passion for good food”. Plus some catty observations based on “a recent visit to one of the many cupcake bakeries”.”There’s something unsettling at the heart of cupcake culture,” declares Atkinson, citing “women in their 30s, cooing over the cutesy, calorie-jammed treats as if they were newborn babies”.It is an inspiring critique done on the back of a Hummingbird Bakery receipt though it may be that unearths anyone who is mortally offended by a confectionery format, and for this, Laura should be applauded.Alas, the future looks bleak for the cupcake dodgers. Last week CNN posted a story headed, “Can we please stop calling the nation’s love affair with cupcakes a trend?”, suggesting it’s now firmly established in the mainstream in the US.Sales of cupcakes were up by over 40% in the UK last year and, from 13-19 September, British Baker will be celebrating National Cupcake Week again and with increased relish, knowing now that it winds some people up.
Thank you very much. It is a pleasure to be back with the CBI again.Let me start by thanking Carolyn for your leadership of the CBI as Director General.And also welcome John Allan, who has taken up his role as President since I last addressed you.I know John from his time on the Home Office Supervisory Board and I know he will make a fantastic contribution as President.There is one paramount issue facing our country at the moment, and I know it is the number one concern of the CBI, so let me get right to it.Last week the Cabinet agreed the terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.We also agreed a draft outline of the political declaration on the future relationship between the UK and the EU.Both documents were the result of many hours of negotiation between the United Kingdom and the European Union.Together they represent a decisive breakthrough – but they are not the final deal.We now have an intense week of negotiations ahead of us in the run-up to the special European Council on Sunday.During that time I expect us to hammer out the full and final details of the framework that will underpin our future relationship and I am confident that we can strike a deal at the council that I can take back to the House of Commons.The core elements of that deal are already in place.The Withdrawal Agreement has been agreed in full, subject of course to final agreement being reached on the future framework.That Agreement is a good one for the UK.It fulfils the wishes of the British people as expressed in the 2016 referendum.I have always had a very clear sense of the outcomes I wanted to deliver for people in these negotiations.Control over our borders, by bringing an end to free movement, once and for all.Control of our money, so we can decide for ourselves how to spend it, and can do so on priorities like the NHS.Control of our laws, by ending the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the United Kingdom and ensuring that our laws are made and enforced here in this country.Getting us out of those EU programmes that do not work in our interests, like the Common Agricultural Policy and Common Fisheries Policy.And that is exactly what we are going to deliver.Let me say a little more about the first of those items – getting back full control of our borders – because I know that is an issue of great importance to the British people.The United Kingdom is a country that values the contribution that immigration has made to our society and economy over many years.And in the future, outside the EU, immigration will continue to make a positive contribution to our national life.But the difference will be this: once we have left the EU, we will be fully in control of who comes here.It will no longer be the case that EU nationals, regardless of the skills or experience they have to offer, can jump the queue ahead of engineers from Sydney or software developers from Delhi.Instead of a system based on where a person is from, we will have one that is built around the talents and skills a person has to offer.Not only will this deliver on the verdict of the referendum. It should lead to greater opportunity for young people in this country to access training and skilled employment.And we want an immigration system for the future that everyone can have confidence in.Yes, a system that works for business. One that allows us to attract the brightest and the best from around the world, more streamlined application and entry processes. And we are already taking action in that regard, introducing the use of e-gates for visitors from the USA, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.But it also needs to command the confidence of the public by putting them in control of who comes to this country.That is what I am determined to deliver, and I look forward to working with you to achieve it.So now we have agreed the Withdrawal Agreement it is important that we focus on the new relationship we want to build with the EU.And that new relationship must set us on the path to a more prosperous future.To do that, it needs to work for jobs right across our economy.Because we are not talking about political theory, but the reality of people’s lives and livelihoods. Jobs depend on us getting this right.And what we have agreed unashamedly puts our future economic success, and the livelihoods of working families up and down this country, first.So we have agreed a transition period, to avoid a cliff-edge for business and to provide the certainty you need to invest.On goods, the outline future framework agrees to the creation of a comprehensive free trade area with the EU, our biggest and nearest goods market.Zero tariffs, no fees, charges or restrictions across all goods sectors, with an ambitious customs arrangement that respects both sides’ legal orders.That is what our businesses need, and that is what my deal will deliver.That is the right thing for the future of our country. Because while the world is changing fast, our geography is not.Europe will always be our most proximate goods market and ensuring we have free-flowing borders is crucial. Skilled jobs rely on it.Take the automotive industry. Since 2010 our manufacturing output has increased by 9%, but in auto manufacturing the growth has been 60%.Nissan in Sunderland. Jaguar Land Rover in Coventry. Alexander Dennis in Falkirk. Honda in Swindon. Vauxhall at Ellesmere Port. Wrightbus in Ballymena.These firms support tens of thousands of jobs – both directly and indirectly. Often they are at the heart of their local economies.All rely on parts being able to flow across borders to support just-in-time supply chains.The same is true for our food exporters and our supermarkets.The deal proposed will work for all of them and sustain the livelihoods they provide to working people across the UK.But the method that works best for goods would not be the right one for services and investment.A world being made ever smaller by changes in technology presents different opportunities in the services sector, and that requires a different approach.Because the UK is not just a European hub but a global hub for services – and our future success depends on us continuing to be so.So we have agreed with the EU to negotiate a trading relationship in services more ambitious than any existing free trade agreement.It will deliver a level of liberalisation that goes well beyond WTO terms.All modes of supply will be covered and it will remove substantially all discrimination in the sectors it covers.Regulatory autonomy will be preserved, but we will each ensure that our approaches are transparent, efficient and compatible as far as possible, doing all we can to avoid unnecessary regulatory requirements.We will make appropriate arrangements on professional qualifications and right across the board – in digital, in financial services, in intellectual property, in transport, in energy – the agreement provides the certainty businesses need.For the safety of all our people we have ensured that our close security and intelligence co-operation with the EU will carry on.And for our whole economy, we have worked hard to deliver a deal that put jobs and livelihoods, prosperity and opportunity first.That is what Brexit should be all about – getting a good deal that unlocks the opportunity of a brighter future for this country and all our people.Over the last eight years, our economy has been transformed and we approach Brexit from a position of recovered strength.Our public finances are in the healthiest state for a decade, with the deficit down by four fifths and our debt as a share of the economy now falling.And businesses have continued to show their confidence in the British economy.Last month Amazon announced that it would be opening a new office in Manchester, and they have plans to create 1,000 research and development jobs across the country.Rolls-Royce announced 200 new jobs at their head office and manufacturing plant at Goodwood.British firms won contracts worth £1 billion to support Royal Navy ships, supporting over 700 jobs.And in September I was at a Zero Emissions Vehicles Summit, where industry announced over £500 million of investment that will create 1,000 jobs across the UK.And today Equinix have announced a further £90 million investment in a new data centre to service growing demand for digital financial services in the City of London, bringing their total UK investment to £295 million this financial year – a vote of confidence in its future as the world’s premier financial hub.But the most striking economic success story of the last few years has been the jobs miracle that sound economic management has delivered since 2010.Youth unemployment has almost halved.More disabled people in work than ever before.The female unemployment rate has fallen to a record low.And 1,000 more people have found work every day.Last week we saw some more excellent employment numbers.A record number of people are now in work – 350,000 more than a year earlier.Over three million more since 2010.And wages rose by 3.2%, the biggest rise in a nearly a decade.Now I never forget what is behind those numbers: not figures on a spreadsheet – but real people.It is the young person who has left school or college and swapped their pocket money for a wage they earned themselves by their own hard work.They might still be living at home, and can afford to give their parents a little each week towards their board. And maybe even start saving for a place of their own.It might be a parent, who is moving off benefits and is able to provide a better quality of life for their family. They could be able to take their first foreign holiday or get a new car.Or an older person, who may have given up hope of ever working again, but who accessed training, learnt new skills, and now feels the rush of pride that comes with being able to make a contribution and be part of a team again.Or someone with a disability, who has faced their whole life being told they didn’t have anything to offer in the workplace, who has been helped by the DWP’s Disability Confident scheme to access a new opportunity.That’s the difference that having a job can make; it can provide a sense of purpose and dignity on which a happy life is built.That is what businesses like yours provide to millions of people across the United Kingdom every day.It is why starting a business, growing a business, and keeping it thriving and successful are some of the most socially responsible things you can do in life.And it is why the deal we will strike with the EU has securing jobs and prosperity at its heart.Now I got into politics to help people who want to work hard and do their best to have a fair shot and the chance to get on in life.And I know that businesses have an essential role to play. Business can and should be a force for good in our world.But at a time when many are questioning whether free markets and an open trading economy can work for everyone in society, business need to do more to win that argument.It is not just a job for politicians: all of you must play your part too, by stepping up to demonstrate that you truly have a stake in the success of this country.The very best way of doing that is by investing in the future of the next generation by giving them a chance to develop their skills and begin a rewarding career.And the government will work with you every step of the way.When I first became Prime Minister I immediately identified the need for government to step up and be much more engaged in shaping our economy to be ready for the challenges of the future – and so we set about developing our new Modern Industrial Strategy.At a time of great change and technological transformation as we pass through a fourth industrial revolution governments have to think and act strategically, in partnership with business, to strengthen the foundations of productivity and build up our comparative advantages.That means investment in our traditional physical infrastructure – roads, rail, air, and now also broadband and this government is doing that with record investment.But for the UK it is also about our knowledge infrastructure and our human talent too.So I want to harness the power and expertise of businesses to transform our skills base and drive up our productivity in the years ahead.We have some of the best universities anywhere in the world, and after eight years of Conservative education reform, our schools are scaling new heights of achievement.But technical education has not kept pace.So we are transforming it in England through a programme of major and lasting reform.High-quality T-levels will stand alongside A-levels as gold-standard qualifications – backed with an extra £500 million a year once fully rolled out.They will represent a step-change in quality and ambition for technical education.The average hours a young person spends learning on their vocational course will increase by over 50%: from 600 hours per year to over 900 hours per year.There will be a clear route into higher-level technical training and apprenticeships, supported by a reformed apprenticeship levy.New Institutes of Technology across England will help deliver T-levels, serving key sectors in their locality and helping to drive growth at a local level.A crucial aspect of the new qualifications will be a high-quality industry placement to help young people gain the experience employers need.Businesses will play a crucial role in delivering these placements, and I want every business leader here to think hard about what opportunities your company can offer to a young person to join your team for up to three months.For them, it could be an amazing opportunity to build their skills, learn from your team, and test out what they have learned in an industrial environment.For you it is an opportunity to build the pipeline of skilled young people coming into your industry – broadening and deepening your skills base.And it is a chance to demonstrate your commitment to the communities in which you do business. And there is much more that business can do.By investing in research and development you can help the UK become the ideas factory of the future, leading the world in new technology, turning scientific breakthroughs into economic rewards.The government has set an ambitious target of increasing the UK’s R&D spend to 2.4% of our national income. Government is doing its bit to achieve that – but we will only succeed if business steps up and plays its part too.In the budget last month we increased the annual Investment Allowance from £200,000 to £1 million – it is now for business to make full use of it.By doing more to ensure greater fairness and diversity in the workplace, tackling the gender pay-gap, improving BAME representation in the workforce, you can tap into new talent and help restore faith and confidence in business as a great force for social progress.As the gig economy expands, you can ensure that all workers are treated fairly and decently.The CBI is a great partner and champion in making the case for this positive and forward-looking approach.And in all of this, government will be your staunch ally.We all believe in business as a force for good – and I want everyone here to work with me to make the most of the opportunities that lie ahead.And those opportunities are real and substantial.The key to unlocking them is getting a good Brexit deal agreed and delivered over the next few weeks.That is my focus. My job is to get the best deal. Parliament must then examine it and do what is in the national interest.And I know what that deal needs to do.Deliver on the referendum vote by giving us control of our borders, laws and money.Get the UK out of the Common Agricultural Policy and the Common Fisheries Policy.Set us on course for a prosperous future where livelihoods are protected, our security is maintained, and our Union secured.It was never going to be easy or straightforward.And the final stage was always going to be the toughest.But we have in view a deal that will work for the UK.And let no one be in any doubt – I am determined to deliver it.Thank you.
Dolcezza, a new Italian pasticceria, officially opened on Clapham Road in London yesterday (4 July).The traditional Italian sweet bakery claims to be the first outlet of its kind to focus on this type of sweet Italian treats in London. It offers hand-made cakes, pastries, tarts and chocolates, alongside Milanese coffee.It was set up by Italian-born Max Natalini, after he moved to London but couldn’t find anywhere offering the bakery products he was accustomed to back home in Tuscany.Products include chocolate mousse served on a thin-biscuit base, cream-filled cannoli, various versions of croissant called cornetto, including one using sourdough and pastry cream.Located in an old printworks, the outlet has seating for 50, with a mix of sofas and low tables to high tables and stools. Customers can also see through to the pasticceria’s kitchen through the large glass windows within the outlet.
The Marcus King Band made their late-night television debut on CONAN last night, performing a new track off their forthcoming record Carolina Confessions, which is due out October 5th, 2018 via Fantasy Records. Following last week’s release of two studio singles, “Homesick” and “Welcome ‘Round Here”, The Marcus King Band took their televised opportunity to perform a third, unreleased song from the record, “Where I’m Headed”.You can watch the soulful live performance of “Where I’m Headed” below:The Marcus King Band – “Where I’m Headed” – Live on CONANProduced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson), The Marcus King Band’s upcoming Carolina Confessions showcases the 22-year-old frontman’s maturation as a songwriter, as King takes writing credit on all ten tracks, in addition to on one co-written with The Black Keys‘ Dan Auerbach. The band features drummer Jack Ryan, bassist Stephen Campbell, trumpeter/trombonist Justin Johnson, saxophonist Dean Mitchell, and keyboardist DeShawn “D’Vibes” Alexander. You can pre-order the album here.See below for a full tracklist, as well as The Marcus King Band’s extensive tour schedule. For more information, head to The Marcus King Band’s website.Carolina Confessions Tracklist:“Confessions”“Where I’m Headed”“Homesick”“8 a.m.”“How Long”“Remember”“Side Door”“Autumn Rains”“Welcome ‘Round Here”“Goodbye Carolina”View Full TracklistThe Marcus King Band Tour Dates8.22 @ Duling Hall in Jackson, MS**8.23 @ Tipitina’s in New Orleans, LA**8.24 @ House of Blues – Bronze Peacock in Houston, TX**8.25 @ Mohawk in Austin, TX**8.26 @ House of Blues – Cambridge Room in Dallas, TX**8.29 @ Launchpad in Albuquerque, NM**8.30 @ The Green Room in Flagstaff, AZ**8.31 @ Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, AZ**9.1 @ 191 Toole in Tucson, AZ**9.4 @ Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA**9.5 @ Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA**9.6 @ Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA**9.7-9.8 @ Big Blues Bender in Las Vegas, NV9.10 @ The Catalyst – Atrium in Santa Cruz, CA**9.11 @ Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA**9.12 @ Mystic Theatre in Petaluma, CA**9.14 @ The Commonwealth Room in South Salt Lake City, UT**9.15 @ Telluride Blues & Brews in Telluride, CO9.16 @ Gothic Theatre in Denver, CO**9.18 @ Bourbon Theater in Lincoln, NE**9.19 @ Delmar Hall in St. Louis, MO**9.21 @ Zydeco in Birmingham, AL**9.22 @ Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion in Bristol, TN9.23 @ Bogart’s in Cincinnati, OH**9.25 @ The Vogue in Indianapolis, IN**9.26 @ Thalia Hall in Chicago, IL**9.27 @ Amsterdam Bar and Hall in Saint Paul, MN**9.28 @ Gabe’s in Iowa City, IA**9.29 @ Kilbourn City Live in Wisconsin Dells, WI**9.30 @ Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee, WI**10.5 @ The Marcus King Band Family Reunion in Black Mountain, NC10.6 @ The Marcus King Band Family Reunion in Black Mountain, NC10.10 @ La Cigale in Paris, France10.11 @ Café Charbon in Coulanges-les-nevers, France10.12 @ Arcadium in Annecy, France10.13 @ Avignon Blues Festival in Avignon, France10.15 @ Santeria Social Club in Milano, Italy10.16 @ Kaufleuten Festsaal in Zurich, Switzerland10.17 @ Rockfabrik in Ludwigsburg, Germany10.18 @ Batschkapp in Frankfurt Am Main, Germany10.19 @ Columbia Theater in Berlin, Germany10.21 @ Knust in Hamburg, Germany10.22 @ Paradiso Noord in Nieuw-amsterdam, Netherlands10.23 @ Doornroosje in Nijmegen, NL10.25 @ The Fleece in Bristol, United Kingdom10.26 @ Islington Assembly Hall in London, United Kingdom10.27 @ Night & Day Café in Manchester, United Kingdom10.28 @ Stereo in Glasgow, United Kingdom11.7 @ Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, TN*11.8 @ Songbirds South in Chattanooga, TN*11.10 @ Volcano Room at Cumberland Caverns in McMinnville, TN*11.12 @ Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, VA*11.13 @ The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ*11.15 @ Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA*11.16 @ Irving Plaza in New York, NY*11.17 @ Pearl Street in Northampton, MA*11.18 @ The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA*11.21 @ Aura in Portland, ME*11.23 @ Higher Ground Ballroom in South Burlington, VT*11.24 @ Cohoes Music Hall in Cohoes, NY*11.25 @ Iron Works in Buffalo, NY*11.26 @ Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, ON*11.27 @ The Club at Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA*11.29 @ The Loft in Lansing, MI*11.30 @ Elevation in Grand Rapids, MI*12.1 @ St. Andrews Hall in Detroit, MI*12.2 @ Bluebird Nightclub in Bloomington, IN*12.4 @ Mercury Ballroom in Louisville, KY*12.6 @ 9:30 Club in Washington D.C.*1.20 @ Island Exodus 10 in Runaway Bay, Jamaica**w/ Bishop Gunn*w/ Ida MaeView All Tour Dates