The third annual Tree of Life benefit will take place on February 25th, 2017 at Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s Rough Trade NYC. All proceeds from this year’s event will go to Ferncliff Manor, Inc., a unique residential school and housing facility for children and adults with developmental disabilities located in Yonkers, NY. Tree of Life 3 will bring together some of the jam scene’s most talented musicians–including Scott Metzger, Jason Crosby and more–for seven sets of music featuring special collaborations and guest appearances. Tickets are available here.You can check out the full list of scheduled performances below:SET 1: Sunshine Becker* of Furthur will be joined by various friends and special guests performing as the Sunshine Garcia Band.SET 2: Jason Crosby, a member of Robert Randolph and the Family Band who has played with Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Carlos Santana, Pete Seeger, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and Dave Matthews will be joined by various friends and special guests.SET 3: Elliot Peck, (Midnight North) and Jesse Bardwell (The Quimby Mountain Band) will join together as Peck and Penn, playing an eclectic brand of original music.SET 4: Katie Jacoby, a diverse electric and acoustic violinist who tours with Ed Palermo’s Big Band will be performing a featured mini set.SET 5: Alexander Nelson (Walking Spanish) will be performing a duet with a special guest and will be joined by various friends.SET 6: Scott Metzger of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, will front his band WOLF!, a unique instrumental trio that includes Jon Shaw and Taylor Floreth. Jon Shaw recently played on Bob Weir’s 2016 album and tour. Taylor Floreth, a versatile drummer/percussionist, has shared the stage with Chris Barron, Franki Valli, Bill Sims Jr and many more.SET 7: Tree of Life Band will combine all the performing “friends” and special guests for the traditional late night Tree of Life Band jam.Other featured friends will include Alex Jordan (Midnight North, Cubensis)and Chris Crosby (Danke Baby).For ticket sales, information and sponsorship opportunities visit www.ferncliffmanor.org
Former Black Stars and Leeds United star, Tony Yeboah has revealed that poor officiating of matches compelled him to sell his club.Anthony Yeboah after retirement formed Yegola FC which played in the 2A Zone of the Ghana Division One League. The club was founded in 2008 and two years after its entry made it into the Division One League.“I wanted to give back to society after my career. So I founded Yegola FC but poor officiating caused me to sell the club”. Tony Yeboah revealed to Kwabena Yeboah in an interview on GTV Sports+.The ex-Eintracht Frankfurt star further highlighted that referees used to demand bribes ahead of games.I realized that in Ghana football when you don’t pay the referees, you don’t win matches. You don’t have to go and bribe them, they come to you. They tell you directly that if you are not there you will lose. That is the fact and truth.I always used to complain all the time about poor officiating during games.I remember one game against a club around Obuasi, the referees were so poor, the officiating was so awful. So I went to him and asked the referee if he knew me. I revealed my identity and told him how poor he was handling the game. The referee responded by asking if that was the first time coming to the league. He added that if I play at home, I am likely to get all the points but if I go away, I have to leave it to the other club. I was stunned at the revelation of the referee.