Sol Driven Train performs in Rogers Park Aug. 10Published 4:01pm Monday, August 6, 2012
Sol Driven Train (www.soldriventrain.com) of Charleston, S.C. will fill the stage and – if past performances are any indication – the entirety of Roger’s Park with high-energy music for young and old alike on Friday night, Aug. 10. Sponsored by Green River Adventures, the show is the fifth in Tryon’s 2012 Summer Tracks Concert Series.
The show begins at 7 p.m. with Sol Driven Train’s award-winning children’s show. The band’s first children’s CD, “Tajar Tracks,” was voted Best Children’s Album of 2005 in South Carolina.
The group’s dynamic collection of personalities and quirky combination of strings, horns and inventive lyrics make it a favorite with children and parents.
“We have a lot of kids at our community and festival performances,” said Joel Timmons, singer, guitarist and songwriter with the group. “It is the coolest thing to see kids and parents sharing our music. The music business can be sort of soulless at times, so seeing families rocking and dancing to our tunes is really heartwarming.”
After the “children’s set,” Sol Driven Train retakes the stage with a big-band blend of world-beat, southern fried funk and beach-boy (if not Beach Boys) style harmony. Stylistically, this band mixes “Allmanesque” southern rock, world-beat, funk and catchy melodies as they swap lead singers and instruments. A punchy horn section adds an extra dimension to the genre-blurring jam party.