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Weathercast by Tommy Stafford, Nelson County Life Magazine
Copy Updated: 11:20 AM EDT 1.18.08
Look for temperatures to begin falling throughout the afternoon after reaching a high of 71Â° around 11:00 AM this morning.
Today we kick off the week with Andy Waldeck of Arrington. Yep, he’s the husband of Jenn Rhubright we heard from a few weeks ago. Andy Waldeck was born in Milwaukee,Wisconsin. He became fascinated with music at an early age listening to, and eventually stealing, his parents folk and jazz records! After high school, and many teenage rock, jazz,and pop gigs, he turned his eyes eastward. He enrolled in Boston’s Berklee College of Music, thinking it might be a good time to try the “traditional” approach to music education again. He was wrong. After one semester at the famed music school, he left and moved with his family to Washington D.C.s Northern Virginia suburbs. This is where the real story begins. Shortly after arriving in D.C. Andy joined a top-40 touring band playing all the dark dance halls throughout the south east. He lived, loved, and learned on the road from then on. Playing 6 nights a week, the work was grueling , but the payoff was greater still. Andy developed chops and showmanship that would stay with him throughout his musical life.
Andy’s always been about the songs. Early in 2006 he began recording with a new design in mind. A full length, full instrumentation CD with most of the parts being played by him. He wisely enlisted the help of drummer extraordinaire and good friend Nate Brown, who’s work with Andy’s songs has been nothing short of amazing. The process has become a rebirth for Andy. A return to the sounds and grooves that have shaped his musical image. Titled “Long on Summer” and released in 2006. This work is his finest moment yet!
Scroll to the bottom of this weathercast for more on Andy and be sure to listen to his music at the end of today’s weather!
–Sunday’s High / Low at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley : 43Â°/32Â° – RAIN: 0.10
–Sunday’s High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain : 45Â°/27Â° – RAIN: 0.37
–Sunday’s High / Low at NCL-Hatcreek Farm on Horseshoe Mountain @ Roseland, VA : 46Â°/38Â° – RAIN: 0.10
–Sunday’s High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Winery @ Beech Grove, VA : 44Â°/40Â° – RAIN: 0.18
–Sunday’s High / Low at NCL-Tiger Fuel @ Lovingston, VA : 44Â°/38Â° – RAIN: 0.00
–Sunday’s High / Low at NCL-Delfosse Winery & Vineyard @ Faber, VA : 47Â°/38Â° – RAIN: 0.00
–Sunday’s High / Low at NCL-Mini Tara Vineyards @ Arrington, VA : 41Â°/38Â° – RAIN: 0.00
Thanks to Yvette for today’s weather photo from the hike at Humpback Rocks off of the BRP. This is one of the unpublished photos from this month’s cover story in the February issue of NCL. Incidentally, if you read the story on page 12, have we got some new and mysterious information forthcoming in our March issue regarding that plane wreckage. We’re still getting all of the info, but be looking for the update next month!
Sunday you wouldn’t have been able to take that kind of hike in the mountains, at least not with that view! For much of the day the peaks were in the clouds with drizzle and fog as the big weather features. Temps didn’t really go anywhere either with all of the cloud cover. A warm front that moved north through our area overnight Sunday will keep mild air in the region and allow the temps to get around the 60Â° mark Monday before colder air moves in overnight. Some thunder even moved into some areas Sunday night and very early Monday morning with enough instability in the atmosphere to have a clap here or there.
We’ll see some sunshine throughout the afternoon Monday, but winds will be kicking up as well, colder air filters in Monday night with cool temps on Tuesday. Rain or snow is on the forecast beginning Wednesday night with unsettled weather for the remainder of the week into next weekend.
Regional Current Surface Map via wunderground
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Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: The BRP, Arrington, Faber, & Crozet
Monday – President’s Day: Mostly cloudy early with rain showers, then partly sunny, mild, and windy
* Highs Valley:
*On the mountains:
*Winds: W 10-20 MPH gusting to 30 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Partly cloudy and cooler. Lows valley: 28-31Â° : Mountains: 21-24Â° : Winds: W 10-15 MPH
Tuesday: Mostly sunny & cool. Breezy. Cold on the mountains.
* Highs Valley: 44-47Â°
*On the mountains: 33-36Â°
*Winds: W 15-20 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows valley: 25-28Â° : Mountains: 19-22Â° : Winds: W 10-15 MPH becoming S at 5 MPH after midnight.
The remainder of the week: looks mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers Wednesday afternoon in the mountains, and in the valley overnight. Temps generally in the mid 40’s to low 50’s, overnight lows in the low and mid 20’s mountains to mid 20’s & low 30’s valley through the end of the week. Each day has the chance for rain or snow through Saturday night of next weekend.
Have a great Monday everyone!
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Returning to DC, Andy formed his first original music band called Egypt. The idea was simple, Heavy funk riffs ,a la Parliament Funkadelic, mixed with the youthful energy of bands at the time (Living Color, Chili peppers etc.) This band brought the songwriting skills out of Andy, and he began to love the crafting of a song as much as he loved the delivery.
After Egypt broke up, Andy switched to rhythm guitar, re-made himself as a lead singer and Earth to Andy was born. The awesome pop power of this band was easily visible, and within a short year they had signed a management contract with Coran Capshaws ,Red Light Management. New recordings were made, and found their way into the hands and ears of Warner Bros. boutique label Giant Records. A deal was signed and Earth to Andy was on the way. They spent 2 months in L.A. with producer Nick Launay making Chronicle Kings, which brought critical acclaim for its Beatles meets Soundgarden energy.
After several single releases and some solid countywide touring with the likes of Stone Temple Pilots, Fuel, and Tonic. Giant records folded. This was the beginning of the end for Earth to Andy. Unable to get back on their feet, find a new label and continue on productively, they disbanded in 2003. Becoming a solo acoustic artist was the last thing anyone really expected from this consummate rocker/band leader, so that’s what he did. The essence of a song is really felt when it can be played on acoustic guitar,and sung,and understood.
In 2004 Andy released “Offering”, an acoustic EP that showcased the artist in him. Songs are stripped bare of the sonic trimmings, and left naked for the listener to interpret.
Andy has always been about the songs. Early in 2006 he began recording with a new design in mind. A full length, full instrumentation CD with most of the parts being played by him. He wisely enlisted the help of drummer extraordinaire and good friend Nate Brown, who’s work with Andy’s songs has been nothing short of amazing. The process has become a rebirth for Andy. A return to the sounds and grooves that have shaped his musical image. Titled “Long on Summer” and set for fall 2006 release, this work is his finest moment yet, and is sure to bring the attention this artist so rightly deserves.