Press release from Summer Tracks:
The 19th season of Tryon’s most popular summer event – Summer Tracks – continues on Friday, July 6 with The Get Right Band. All shows begin at 7 pm. In case of rain the concerts will move across the street inside the spacious Tryon Fire Dept. A full schedule including performers bios and photos can be found at www.summertracks.com.
The Get Right Band gets everyone on their feet with their “hip-shaking, earth-quaking, pure funk fun” (The Alternate Root). The band is built on the musical brotherhood that guitarist/vocalist Silas Durocher and bassist Jesse Gentry have formed playing music together since middle school. Durocher, who is a trained composer and has been commissioned to write for symphonies and chamber groups, possesses guitar chops that can soothe or rage and a charismatic swagger as a frontman and a singer. “Durocher has an impressive range and rich clarity to his vocals—think a more soulful Dan Auerbach” (Connect Savannah). Gentry’s virtuosic bass playing “catapults from elastic to nasty” (Mountain Xpress). With the addition of Jian-Claude Mears, a drummer with “precision, passion, and an inescapable momentum” (Live For Live Music), the group’s sound has become an unstoppable force. They have been wowing audiences around the country and the Caribbean since their inception in 2011 with an unparalleled live show and a relentless tour schedule.
They were voted “Best Progressive Band” in Western North Carolina by Mountain Xpress readers. They have performed on the famed World Cafe, a nationally syndicated NPR show, and have brought their unique sound to major festivals and venues such as Floyd Fest, The Orange Peel and Music City Roots TV Show. The band’s live show is an unstoppable force that promises to move your head, heart and hips.
All Summer Tracks concerts are free, though a voluntary donation at the gate is encouraged. Audience donations along with the generous presenting sponsorship of New View Realty, tonight’s concert sponsor JBonniei Brae Veterinary Hospital and many local businesses and individuals make these shows possible. Katie D’s N.Y. Bagels & Deli will be offering for sale a variety of slider sandwiches, pimento cheese and crackers, plus a variety of desserts including brownies, cookies and ice cream. Water and soft drinks will be for sale plus alcohol consumption is allowed in the park but is not for sale.
Summer Tracks is produced by the Town of Tryon in affiliation with Peter Eisenbrown of Blockparty Productions. For more information about Summer Tracks and the performers visit www.summertracks.com.
Summer Tracks 2018 Season brought to you by New View Realty of Tryon:
July 6 Get Right Band (thegetrightband.com)
July 20 Aaron Burdett Band (aaronburdett.com)
Aug 3 Gigi Dover & The Big Love (gigidover.com)
Aug 17 Delta Moon (deltamoon.com)
Aug 31 Fireside Collective (firesidecollectiveband.com/bio.html)