YarmonyGrass Announces Lineup For 12th Annual Festival

first_imgThe exciting YarmonyGrass returns to Rancho Del Rio, CO from August 10-13, bringing along a slew of wonderful artists for the 12th annual festival event. Though the headliners have yet to be announced, the lineup is filled with great performers, including Todd Snider & Great American Taxi, Head For The Hills, The Drunken Hearts (x2), Coral Creek (x2) and more.The full lineup features The Grant Farm ft. Andy Thorn, Bonfire Dub, Kitchen Dwellers (x2), Liver Down The River, Brad Parsons Band, Jay Roemer Band ft. Dave Carroll, Yarmony All-Stars, The RunniKine, Emily Clark & The Passing Fancy, Uptown Toodeloo String Band, The Sweet Lillies, Timber! and Sixty Minute Men. With more artists to be named later, this is one festival you won’t want to miss.For fans of this style of music, be sure to check out the upcoming Drunken Hearted Medicine Show at Cervantes Masterpiece & The Other Side on March 24th, featuring many of the same performers! Victor Wooten will be headlining, and Band of Heathens, Drew Emmitt & Andy Thorn Duo, Drunken Hearts, Brad Parsons Band and Coral Creek are all performing! Tickets and more info can be found here.See the full lineup announcement below, and find out more about the festival on their official website.last_img read more

US execution stayed over right to have priest present

first_img“As a devout Catholic, Mr. Gutierrez’s faith requires the assistance of clergy to help him pass from life into afterlife.”Gutierrez was due to be executed Tuesday evening until the Supreme Court said it should be determined if having a priest present raised “serious security problems.”On death row for 20 years, Gutierrez, 43, was convicted of the murder in 1998 of a 85-year-old woman, trailer-park owner Escolastica Harrison, in a robbery.Gutierrez and two others were accused of stabbing her to death to steal $56,000 that she had stored away in her home. Topics : One pleaded guilty and the second escaped. The third, Gutierrez, was convicted at trial and sentenced to death, but has all along insisted on his innocence.His lawyers had battled for a delay, asking Texas Governor Greg Abbott to halt the execution so they could pursue a DNA examination they say could prove his innocence.”In a case with no physical or forensic evidence against him, to execute Mr. Gutierrez without conducting DNA testing would be the ultimate violation of his civil rights,” Nolan said in a statement.Gutierrez’s defenders also argue that the high number of COVID-19 cases at his prison in Huntsville, Texas presents a risk for his family and others that would attend the execution.Texas prisons have counted 7,445 cases of coronavirus, among both inmates and guards, according to the state prison bureau.center_img The US Supreme Court on Tuesday granted a last-minute reprieve to a Texas prisoner facing execution after the Catholic Church campaigned for him to be allowed to have priest present.The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops argued that Ruben Gutierrez’s constitutional rights and religious liberty were violated by a year-old state statue which bans religious officials from the death chamber.The court granted the stay based on Gutierrez’s challenge to Texas’s “change of the longstanding practice… of allowing prisoners to have spiritual advisors in the chamber during executions,” Shawn Nolan, one of his attorneys, said.last_img read more