Marc Yaxley Trio at Rogers Park July 13Published 5:32pm Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The Marc Yaxley Trio takes the stage at Rogers Park in Tryon, July 13 at 7 p.m. This third show in 2012 Summer Tracks Concert Series is sponsored by TD Bank.
The Marc Yaxley Trio brings together the talents of three musicians with impressive careers in their own right. Jazz-blues guitar master Marc Yaxley has opened for jazz great Ramsey Lewis, trumpeter Maynard Ferguson and blues rocker Warren Haynes. Since moving to Western North Carolina in 1993, Yaxley has recorded six CDs and performed as a soloist at numerous local venues, including the Grove Park Inn Jazz Festival. Yaxley serves on the music faculty at the University of North Carolina-Asheville.
Yaxley is joined in the trio by Bill Berg on drums and Cameron Austin on bass.
Berg is best known as the drummer for the 1980s-1990s contemporary jazz band Flim & the BBs. Berg has recorded with folk-music greats Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens and Leo Kottke.
Austin was a mainstay bassist and producer for both live and studio productions during the thriving acoustic rock decade in Atlanta, Ga. He also serves as an assistant professor in the business and organizational leadership department at Brevard College.
As with all Summer Tracks concerts, the show is free, though a voluntary donation at the gate is encouraged. Audience donations along with the generous sponsorships of local businesses make these shows possible.
Again, JR’s wood-fired pizzas, ice cream, water and soft drinks will be for sale. Organizers request that you leave your dogs at home.
Summer Tracks series of six concerts offers a mix of musical styles. Concerts run from 7-10 p.m. in the outdoor amphitheater at Rogers Park in Tryon.
Scheduled to perform later this year are:
• July 27 The Stray Birds,
Phil & Gaye
• Aug. 10 Sol Driven Train
(will open with
• Aug. 24 The Bad Popes,
The Swayback Sisters
Summer Tracks is produced by the Town of Tryon in affiliation with Peter Eisenbrown of Blockparty Productions. The popular and well attended series attracts people from all over the region. Last year, the concerts drew an estimated 2,000 people to downtown Tryon.
For more information about Summer Tracks and the performers, contact Polk County Travel and Tourism at 800-440-7848.
– article submitted
by Peter Eisenbrown