Have you signed up to the autumn Bakers’ Fair?The next fair takes place on 12 October at Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire and will feature demonstrations and competitions galore.The event sees the return of Britain’s Best Loaf, a leading bread competition, and of course the final of the National Pie Competition.To register your interest click here. Presentations on the main stage include demonstrations by The Village Bakery, Zeelandia and Dickinson & Morris.Martyn Leek, editor of British Baker, said: “Innovation is the lifeblood of industry and at the Bakers’ Fair everyone shows off their latest products, skills and services. These are on show via the exhibitors, the competitions and the stage presentations.”For more information see: http://www.bakersandbutchersfair.co.uk/
For the third night running, beloved jam band Widespread Panic took over with a great performance in the musical city of Nashville, TN. The band set up shop at the Bridgestone Arena to ring in the New Year, calling on special guests throughout three full sets of music from WSP.After opening with “Blue Indian” and “Holden Oversoul,” WSP brought out their first guests of the night – the Love Sponge String Quartet. Together they rocked hits like “May Your Glass Be Filled,” “Her Dance Needs No Body,” “Crazy,” and a debut cover of Paul Simon’s “Still Crazy After All These Years” that featured Randall Bramblett on saxophone. WSP closed out their opening string quartet set with “Expiration Day,” getting fans ready for more in store.They continued with some classic Panic tunes in set two, including “Pigeons”, “Henry Parsons Died” and “Rebirtha,” before calling on the Megablasters to provide some powerful horns to “Sharon”, “Tail Dragger” and “Tall Boy.” They continued the set by bringing out the McCrary Sisters for some backing vocals, closing out the set with “Can’t Get High” and “Ain’t Life Grand” – the latter also featured David Davidson accompanying on the fiddle!After a little “Disco” to get things going, the third set was filled with special guests and some choice song selections. They played The Beatles’ “With A Little Help From My Friends” for the first time since 12/31/14 (147 shows), with accompaniment from Randall Bramblett, the Megablasters, and the McCrary Sisters. That same group of musicians would remain on stage throughout the set, joining Widespread Panic for takes on “Hope In A Hopeless World,” “Up All Night”, “Moondance” – for the first time since 12/31/09 (473 shows) – and “Bust It Big.” The band then grooved into an experimental “Drums” before emerging with “Chilly Water and an “All Time Low” that featured the McCrary Sisters. The full horn section emerged once more for the set closer, Parliament Funkadelic’s “Red Hot Mama.” The encore kept up the energy as well, with Widespread Panic returning with McCrary Sisters for a celebratory take on Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth”. They closed out the night with one last bust out from a past New Year’s, playing the Talking Heads’ tune “Burning Down The House” for the first time since 12/31/13. They enlisted the full horn and vocal sections one last time, sending fans off packing with a great finale!You can listen to the show in full, streaming in the player below courtesy of Chris from Jam Buzz.Check out the PanicStream setlist below.Setlist: Widespread Panic | Bridgestone Arena | Nashville, TN | 12/31/16Set 1: Blue Indian, Holden Oversoul, May Your Glass Be Filled*, Her Dance Needs No Body*, Crazy*, Still Crazy After All These Years*^, Expiration Day* (44 mins)Set 2: Pigeons, Henry Parsons Died, Rebirtha, Sharon+, Tail Dragger+, Tall Boy+, Can’t Get High#, Ain’t Life Grand%# (57 mins)Set 3: Disco, A Little Help From My Friends+#^, Hope In A Hopeless World+#^, Up All Night+#^ > Moondance+#^, Bust It Big+#^ > Drums > Chilly Water, All Time Low#, Red Hot Mama+#^ (75 mins)Encore: For What It’s Worth#, Burning Down The House+#^Notes:* w/ Love Sponge String Quartet^ w/ Randall Bramblett on sax+ w/ the Megablasters on horns# w/ the McCrary Sisters on vocals% w/ David Davidson on fiddle[JB seated 1st set; House music is that of musicians that have passed this year; ‘Still Crazy After All These Years’ first time played (Paul Simon); ‘Moondance’ LTP 12/31/09 Atlanta (473 shows); ‘A Little Help From My Friends’ LTP 12/31/14 Charlotte (147 shows); ‘Burning Down The House’ LTP 12/31/13 Atlanta (220 shows)][Setlist/photo courtesy of PanicStream]
USA reached the CONCACAF Gold Cup final as Clint Dempsey equalled the nation’s goalscoring record in a 2-0 win against Costa Rica.Clint Dempsey scored a record-equalling goal to help the United States reach the CONCACAF Gold Cup final after a 2-0 win over Costa Rica.Dempsey set up Jozy Altidore for the game’s opening goal in the 72nd minute at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday.His clever 25-yard free-kick then saw him draw level with Landon Donovan on a record 57 goals for USA.Bruce Arena’s men were deserved winners as they reached the decider, in which they will face either Mexico or Jamaica on Wednesday.Dempsey was dropped to the bench for the clash as Arena made five changes to the team that beat El Salvador 2-0 in the quarter-finals.Eric Lichaj, Justin Morrow, Matt Hedges and Gyasi Zardes also made way, with Jorge Villafana, Matt Besler, Graham Zusi, Kellyn Acosta and Jordan Morris starting.Costa Rica were unchanged from the team that edged past Panama 1-0 in the quarter-finals.USA almost made the perfect start as Altidore and Morris exchanged passes, the latter hitting the post just seconds into the clash.The tournament hosts had their second chance in the 15th minute, but Altidore decided to pass the ball back into the middle of the box instead of taking a shot himself. Acosta then hit a right-footed shot high and wide to the right.Marco Urena tried to put Costa Rica on the board in the 37th minute after streaking down the middle of the field, but his shot was blocked by a charging Tim Howard.USA continued to look the more likely and they almost struck seven minutes into the second half.With Costa Rica goalkeeper Patrick Pemberton off his line, an incoming cross for Altidore was too high, and Darlington Nagbe was unable to capitalise afterwards.But USA would finally take the lead in the 72nd minute, thanks to Dempsey and Altidore.Dempsey did brilliantly to find space before releasing Altidore, who finished well in a one-on-one with Pemberton.Victory was sealed through the record-equalling goal from Dempsey, the forward smartly placing a free-kick under a jumping wall and into the bottom corner to send USA into the final.