Sol Driven Train performs in Rogers Park Aug. 10Published 4:01pm Monday, August 6, 2012
Sol Driven Train is celebrating 12 years and 1,200 shows together. The band’s original three members – Russell Clarke on saxophone and vocals; Ward Buckheister on trombone, guitar and vocals; and Joel Timmons on guitar and vocals – grew up in Wando, S.C. They are joined by Rusty Cole on bass and vocals and Wes Powers on drums. The group has been touring constantly in 2012 and is working on a new fan-funded CD titled “Underdog,” scheduled to be released next spring.
As with all Summer Tracks concerts, the show is free, though a voluntary donation at the gate is encouraged. Audience donations along with sponsorships from local businesses make these shows possible. 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. The final concert of the series, scheduled for Aug. 24, will feature The Bad Popes and The Swayback Sisters.
Summer Tracks is produced by the Town of Tryon in affiliation with Peter Eisenbrown of Blockparty Productions. The popular 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 or 828-894-2324 and visit www.firstpeaknc.com.
- article submitted by Peter Eisenbrown