Last year marked the beginning of a new and exciting tradition, as all-star tribute concerts popped up across the country for a number of beloved artists. Put on by the group Blackbird Presents, tributes to Jerry Garcia, Dr. John and Emmylou Harris captured the imaginations of musicians everywhere, and entranced fans with creative interpretations of legendary songs.Today we’ve learned that all three of those tributes will be released on CD and DVD, though the dates of these releases have yet to be revealed. The Dear Jerry tribute was easily one of the most exciting evenings of music, with all four surviving members of the Grateful Dead on hand, as well as performances from Widespread Panic, moe., Bruce Hornsby, Grace Potter, Jimmy Cliff, David Grisman, Jorma Kaukonen, Railroad Earth, The Disco Biscuits and more. For more about the releases, head to Blackbird’s website. You can also relive “Dear Jerry” through Erik Kabik’s photo gallery below: Load remaining images
AB de villiers has given up South Africa’s Test captaincy with immediate effect and has backed team-mate Faf du Plessis to take over the role on a permanent basis.”Following the squad’s performances in Australia, it is in the greater interests of the team that Faf should be confirmed as Test captain,” de Villiers said.”I have missed two series and I am still in doubt for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka. The interests of the team must always outweigh the interests of any individual, including me,” he added.Moreover, the Proteas team manager also confirmed that an injured de Villiers will be unavailable for the Test series against Sri Lanka starting December 26 but will try to return for the one-dayers at the end of January.Subsequently, Cricket South Africa have also confirmed du Plessis to take over from de Villiers. “It is no surprise that the CSA Board has confirmed Faf du Plessis as the Test captain to take over from AB,” CSA chief executive Haroon Lorgat said.”AB has always carried himself as a true team player and his decision to step down confirms his attitude to put the team first,” Lorgat also said.De Villiers took over the Test captaincy in January after Hashim Amla stepped down and led South Africa in two Tests against England. However, he had to miss the tours of New Zealand and Australia due to an elbow injury.