The Work
The Work

The Work moves inside to TFAC July 5

Published 9:51pm Thursday, July 4, 2013

LOCATION CHANGE: The Work will perform this Friday’s Summer Tracks concerts at the Tryon Fine Arts Center because of weather predictions.

Rock-n-soul will fill the air in Tryon on Friday, July 5, when The Work takes the stage at Summer Tracks at 7 p.m. The Tryon Daily Bulletin is sponsoring the event.

Formed in Greenville, S.C., The Work’s upbeat, uplifting, horn-driven sound draws on influences from Curtis Mayfield to Miles Davis, with a micro-dose of the Grateful Dead in the mix. The band picks up where 70s funk and R&B left off.

The band — Craig Sorrels (trumpet), Charles Hedgepath (guitar, vocals), Mark Dye (bass, vocals), Mitch Towles (guitar vocals), Matt Jennings  (keys, vocals) and Jason Owens (drums, vocals) — began as an informal, improv ensemble. The band’s distinctive sound quickly developed, and they began writing and performing original songs. With the guidance of acclaimed producer John Keane (R.E.M., Widespread Panic, Indigo Girls), their sound further matured with 2005’s release “Bring Back the Good.” Now veterans of the stage and popularly known for their live shows, The Work likes to say they’ve been moving thousands of feet since 2001.

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