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Weathercast by Tommy Stafford, Nelson County Life Magazine
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Several things I want to talk about first before we head into the weather. Yesterday I got the news that a familiar face to many of here in Nelson, especially on the Rockfish side of the county, that Bob Ward of Nellysford died over the weekend. Bob was a heck of a guy … I never got to know Bob as a personal friend but we’d always have great conversations when we would meet out and about. You can read lots more about Bob by clicking here. Bob was one of the good guys!
Also want to send out a big thanks to Tom Brown with Wintergreen’s Adaptive Ski program for sending in the picture we used today up at the top. They completed their 4th annual Wounded Warriors Weekend at Wintergreen. It’s always an inspirational time for these brave men and women, some who come back year after year. You see more pics and can read more about their fantastic weekend by clicking here.
And finally, thanks to Jenn Rhubright from right here in Nelson County. Jenn maybe a familiar name to you. She was the lead singer of the now defunct band Clare Quilty and later The Dirty Dishes. She’s also a top notch photographer, some of her photography appearing in the print version of NCL. Recently Jenn’s cranked up with Jive Katze the newest addition to the diverse Charlottesville music scene. They combine vocal jazz in the tradition of Billy Holliday and Ella Fitzgerald with contemporary forms and concepts influenced by Brad Mehldau, and Kenny Werner.
Jenn will be our featured music artist until next Monday so sit back and enjoy at the end of our weather cast. You’ll be hearing live recordings from their first official show at Gravity Lounge in December. You can read more about them below today’s weather. You may even want to make a martini for these!
Monday’s High / Low at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley : 53Â° / 19Â°
Monday’s High at NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain : 46Â° / 20Â°
Monday was a wonderful day weather wise. Temps made it to the lower 50’s for the valley while the mountains even managed to pull out some mid 40’s. It was the nicest day so far for 2008, and a little reminder that even through all of the freezing temps, spring is out there on the horizon somewhere, or as my dad says if he can make it February, then he can coast the rest of the way. By-the-way spring officially starts in just under two month on March 20th!
Tuesday will be a day of transition, though still warm, with temps nearing 60Â°, winds will begin picking up in the afternoon with widespread rain moving in by nightfall. Gusty winds really kick up later sometimes reaching 40-50 MPH from the SW after midnight. In the mountains there may be a period of snow in the early morning hours of Wednesday before the precipitation comes to an end. Wednesday will still be a breezy day with Thursday sunny and pleasant.
NWS Forecasters mention the possibility of freezing rain in the forecast late Thursday night, more likely into the morning hours Friday. Right now it still appears to be too warm for that kind of event, but we’ll see how it shapes up!
Remember to always check out the latest entries on our site by looking to your left under recent posts. We have lots of neat stuff up there including recent news, restaurant specials, happenings at the local wineries and the brewery, just to mention a few!
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Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: Arrington, Brent’s Mountain, Rhue Hollow, and Wintergreen.
Tuesday: Becoming cloudy. Warm and windy by afternoon.
* Highs Valley: 57-60Â°
*On the mountains: 43-46Â°
*Winds: SW 10-15 MPH gusts to 25 MPH in the afternoon.
*OVERNIGHT: Widespread rain likely, possibly mixing with snow above 2000 feet after midnight. Lows valley: 36-39Â° : Mountains: 30-33Â° : Winds: SW 10-20 MPH gusting to 45+ at times.
Wednesday: Lingering showers ending & mostly sunny by afternoon. Winds diminishing late.
* Highs Valley: 48-51Â°
*On the mountains: 34-37Â°
*Winds: W 10-20 MPH with gusts to 45 MPH decreasing in the afternoon.
*OVERNIGHT: Mostly clear & colder. Lows valley: 21-24Â° : Mountains: 16-19Â° : Winds: W 5-10 MPH becoming NW after midnight.
Remainder of the week: Chances for rain, freezing rain or snow enter the forecast by Thursday night into Friday morning with temps generally in the 40’s to 50’s for daytime highs and overnight lows in 20-30’s. On the mountains slightly cooler.
As promised Jenn Rhubright of Arrington and Jive Katze takes us out with a cut from their collection. This one called Black Coffee.
Have a great Tuesday everyone!
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According to the online urban dictionary a “Jive Cat” is “not the ordinary person you or your homeboys would hang out with”. And what has a less jiving, less hip and less swinging reputation than a “German Jazz Cat” anyway? â€“ Well, Jive Katze is not your ordinary Jazz band.
Jive Katze is the newest addition to the diverse Charlottesville music scene. They combine vocal jazz in the tradition of Billy Holliday and Ella Fitzgerald with contemporary forms and concepts influenced by Brad Mehldau, and Kenny Werner.
Jenn Rhubright’s intimate renditions of jazz classics meet the sensitive and versatile playing of German born pianist, Gerrit Roessler. Jenn contributes her unorthodox approach to music as well as her vast experience with rock and pop from her nationally acclaimed bands Clare Quilty and The Dirty Dishes. Gerrit on the other hand, has a background as a formally trained jazz musician and paid his dues playing mostly in Europe and the US with his award winning band Mars Attacks.
It is this difference, and the artistic tension that makes this project so interesting: Sometimes only subtly and carefully altering the divine masters, sometimes overhauling them drastically to create something entirely new. Although they are not a retro-jazz band that attempts to re-enact an alleged golden past, they are respectfully aware of the vast tradition of vocal jazz and are attempting to translate it into the world of today. The result is an intimate and energetic performance that is strongly shared by the audience during their performances.
Although Jive Katze is conceptualized as a duo, Jenn and Gerrit are frequently backed up by Bassist David Cosper from South Carolina and Drummer Granville Mullings from New York.
Jive Katze is not in it for the money. They play for their love of music. That is why they decided to support a non-profit organization that is dedicated “to revitalizing the music and cultural community within the neighborhoods of New Orleans by helping its tradition bearers return to and stay at home.” By financially and actively engaging with “Sweet Home New Orleans” (http://www.sweethomeneworleans.org) Jive Katze feel they are reaching out to a vast musical tradition and heritage on more than the mere artistic level.