first_imgSome sad news today for longtime fans of the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, as the band has announced the departure of original bassist, Mark “Muddy” Dutton. His final show with the band will be March 19 at the Rendezvous Festival in Jackson Hole, WY.“It has been a great adventure. I wish my brothers a long and beautiful journey, as I leave with pride and fond memories,” says Dutton in a statement. “I’m looking forward to the rise of The CRB as they continue to bring the old world to the new.”Robinson added: “It’s been a great five years. We wish Muddy all the best in his future.”Dutton will be temporarily replaced in the CRB with Austin, TX-based bassist George Reiff. Reiff previously recorded and toured with Robinson in New Earth Mud from 2004 through 2006, and he will fill in throughout the month of April.Meanwhile, the band recently announced a tour and have extensive plans to both release a new album and tour throughout 2016. Robinson is also heading up the Chris Robinson Soul Revue at the upcoming Fool’s Paradise festival in St. Augustine, FL from April 1-2, bringing along Neal Casal from the CRB and performing with Ivan Neville, George Porter Jr., Eric Krasno, Nikki Glaspie and The Shady Horns. More information about the festival can be found via the official website.Check out the CRB’s full tour schedule below, and head to the band’s website for details.Chris Robinson Brotherhood Tour DatesMarch 19 – Teton Village, WY – Jackson Hole Rendevous FestivalApril 2 – Saint Augustine, FL – Fool’s Paradise *April 15 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom **April 16 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox **April 17 – Eugene, CA – Hi-Fi Music HallApril 19 – Eureka, CA – Eureka TheatreApril 21 – Petaluma, CA – McNear’s Mystic TheatreApril 22 – Petaluma, CA – McNear’s Mystic TheatreApril 23 – Santa Ana, CA – The ObservatoryApril 25 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn BowlApril 8 – Vail, CO – Spring Back To VailMay 13 – Cherokee, TX – Cherokee Creek Music FestivalJune 2 – Hunter, NY – Mountain JamJune 5 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou TheaterJune 6 – Birmingham, AL – Iron CityJune 9 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’sJune 10 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey LiveJune 11 – Austin TX – Scoot InnJune 14 – Little Rock, AR – Revolution Music HallJune 15 – Jackson, MS – Duling HallJune 16 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy TheatreJune 30-July 4 – Quincy, CA – High Sierra Music FestivalAugust 25-28 – Arrington, VA – LOCKN’*Chris Robinson Soul Revue** w/ moe.[Photo via Greg Homolka]last_img read more

first_imgSteven C. Bass, professor emeritus and former chair of the department of computer science and engineering at Notre Dame, died Thursday at the age of 75 at his home on the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the University announced in a press release Friday.A graduate of Purdue University’s bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate programs, Bass taught electrical engineering at his alma mater for 17 years while working as a consultant to private firms as well as the United States government, the press release said.According to the press release, Bass joined the Notre Dame faculty in 1991 as the inaugural Schubmehl-Prein chair of the department of computer science and engineering. While serving as a fellow for the Center for Social Concerns as well as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Bass received several honors for his innovations in education and research in circuits, systems and signal processing.Bass moved to St. John following his retirement from the University in 2001 to continue his work as an instructor and innovator, the release said.Bass will be buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery on Notre Dame’s campus. Donations in Bass’ memory may be made to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in St. John, the Animal Care Center of St. John or a charity of one’s choice.Tags: Center for Social Concerns, College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Steven C. Basslast_img read more