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Jeremy Kittel band ready to light up Tryon Fine Arts Center stage

Published 9:18am Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Simon Chrisman, hammered dulcimer wizard, tours with the Bee Eaters and has performed with Mike Marshall and Darol Anger, and opened for Bill Frisell. At 16 he was a scholarship guest artist at the Augusta Heritage Festival in West Virginia. His sophisticated rhythmic sense and ingenious tonal flexibility, on an instrument usually considered limited, has created a buzz among musicians all over the world.

Nathaniel Smith, Kittel band cellist, has toured both the US and Canada extensively. He began with Mark O’Connor in 2006 and has been the cellist for Natalie MacMaster since 2007. In 2011 he appeared on the TFAC stage with Sarah Jarosz. He has been the recipient of the ASTA Alternative Styles award and has performed on the national public radio program, From the Top. In 2008, he collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma on his recording, Songs of Joy and Peace. He released his first CD of original music for cello, “Arrhythmia,” in December 2009.

Together as the Jeremy Kittel Band these four exciting young players provide a startling and expressive evening of acoustic music. The Jeremy Kittel Band is part of Tryon Fine Arts Center’s Main Stage season, sponsored by Millard and Company. The Kirby Fund at Polk County Community Foundation is the event sponsor. Reserved tickets can be purchased by calling 828-859-8322 or at the box office, Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

For more information, or to purchase best available seats, visit

Tryon Fine Arts Center, located on Melrose Avenue in Tryon, has been a center for participation in the visual and performing arts for over 44 years, attracting a diverse range of audiences.

– article submitted by Marianne Carruth

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