Railroad Earth has been playing magnificently on their winter tour! The band recently delighted in New York, and made their way over to Philadelphia’s Union Transfer last night to showcase their folk-oriented grooves.Certainly one highlight from the show was their powerful cover of “Peggy-O,” a Scottish folk song adapted by the Grateful Dead. The band broke into “Peggy-O” as their encore, making it all the more special.Thanks to YouTube user ricgrass, you can enjoy “Peggy-O” below:Setlist: Railroad Earth at Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA – 3/10/16Set 1: Mighty River, Saddle of the Sun, Happy Song, Grandfather Mountain, The Good Life, Potter’s Field –> Lone Croft Farewell, Any Road, ElkoSet 2: Black Elk Speaks, Like a Buddha, Crossing the Gap, Came Up Smilin’, Farewell to Isinglass –> Chasin’ a Rainbow, Walk Beside Me, Hangtown Ball, 12 Wolves, Hard Livin’Encore: Peggy-O
Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 Related Shows Finding Neverland View Comments Wicked alum Teal Wicks is flying back to the Great White Way in Finding Neverland—and while she doesn’t get to explore her inner child while playing J.M. Barrie’s (Matthew Morrison) social-climbing wife Mary, she’s having a blast bringing the magical new musical to Broadway. Featuring a score by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy and a book by James Graham, Finding Neverland opens April 15. Between tea time with her co-star Laura Michelle Kelly and kicking back on her new chaise longue, Wicks chatted with Broadway.com about the ‘crazy’ preview period, why the Finding Neverland kids make her feel lazy, and the ultimate question: Oz or Neverland?How’s the whirlwind of previews going?Whirlwind is a good word for it—I think this the craziest preview period I’ve ever done with a show, but that’s really awesome. We’re doing new scenes and new lines every night. A lot of times, our director Diane Paulus will say, “OK, we’re gonna try that second version of that scene that we did or we’re gonna do that third version of that little dance break that we did before three weeks ago.”Wow! How do you stay calm?The biggest thing is sleep, so I have a little chaise longue and that’s really important for me, so I can just lay down and take a nap in between shows. Laura Michelle Kelly [who plays Sylvia Llewelyn Davis] loves to have people in her dressing room for tea, and she’s just such a lovely person, so I take refuge with her over a hot cup of tea.In a show that’s so much about having fun, Mary Barrie is not about that at all—what’s it like to play the stick-in-the-mud?It’s tricky, but James needs to have some opposition so he can really find himself and discover what he really wants. I’m an anchor—no I’m the ball and chain—that’s dragging him back into reality and the rules in the world we live in.How have you been getting along with the kids in thes how?I’ve never worked with this many kids in a show before! These boys are absolutely incredible. They make me feel so lazy because they’re balancing school and performing, they just blow my mind. And almost all of them have more credits than I do!What’s it like being married to Matthew Morrison on stage?He is so nice, so genuine, so calm and such a brilliant leader. He has such a laid back, easygoing totally open attitude to everything, and that’s what you want in the leader of your show.You’re also a member of the Elphaba Alumni Club, which I hear is very selective. Do you guys have a secret handshake or anything?There is a recognition like, “Hey girl, we’ve been through this, I get you.” It’s an instant affiliation. I’ve met a lot of the ex-Elphabas. We’re friendly acquaintances, and we’ve been through a lot. It’s such an incredible role, very demanding. It’s a survival badge.You have to play a grown-up in this show, so let’s hear more about your inner child! What were you obsessed with as a kid?Climbing trees—I still am. I grew up in Sacramento, and we had this grove of fig trees. I used to call it my fort and hide up there.What did you want to be when you grew up?I wanted to be everything! A marine biologist so I could hang out with seals and dolphins, an archaeologist because I wanted to be like Indiana Jones. And I also wanted to be a ballerina, but I stopped dancing ballet when I was 12. Oh, and a professional snowboarder. I still snowboard a little bit when I can.Wow, impressive! So when you were a kid, what was your ideal dinner?Either my mom’s meatloaf, or the pork chops and applesauce my dad makes.What was your favorite story growing up?It really was Peter Pan! It’s so great that it just so happened to work out that I’m in a show about it.If you could pick one fantasy world to live in, Neverland or Oz?It would for sure be Neverland. When I was a kid, the flying monkeys in Oz freaked me out too much!See Teal Wicks in Finding Neverland, opening April 15 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
Recent actions by the Congress of the United States in proposing legislation aimed at providing regulatory relief for credit unions sends a clear and distinct message to the NCUA Board. Address the issues that that you should or we will do it for you.By putting off discussing and acting on issues like supplemental capital, revised exam scheduling, transparent budget hearings and significant member business lending revisions, the NCUA Board is risking losing their authority as a regulator and insurer to be the decision making body on credit union matters. Failing to address controversial subjects where positions need to be taken and hard decisions made has resulted in the trade associations pursuing their agendas directly with Congress. Not to say that certain issues do not require legislative action, but we have reached a point where Congress is being asked to address and rectify issues that are in the discretion of the NCUA Board.Credit unions need to understand that the last thing they want is to deal with the 535 members of Congress on day to day issues that impact their operations. Opening the door to the belief that they have to go to Capitol Hill every time credit unions feel the NCUA Board is dragging their feet is creating a path that neither credit unions or the Board should want to go down.The NCUA Board by statute is the place to address the issues they are empowered to deal with. That is where credit unions and their trade associations must make the effort to accomplish regulatory changes the Board can readily handle. Dealing with three people, and now two, should be a lot easier than trying to convince 535 individuals.The federal government moves very slow and accomplishes a lot less that they should. In some areas, NCUA is right in line with that dreaded philosophy. There is no reason why credit unions should have to wait months or even years for the Board to openly discuss areas of concern and one way or the other make a decision on a course of action. A prime example is the question of whether or not to allow a cycle of 18 months for examination of well-run credit unions. It is an issue that should be addressed now and resolved now not later.When someone fails to do their job someone else usually step up and in to fill the void and do what needs to be done. The NCUA Board cannot allow that pattern to continue and impact their operations.I don’t know anyone who really wants the Congress to take over the decision making for credit union regulation. That is a slippery slope to go down. Let’s hope the NCUA Board can avoid that direction. 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Michael Fryzel Michael Fryzel is the former Chairman of the National Credit Union Administration and is now a financial services consultant and government affairs attorney in Chicago. He can be reached at … Details