Gigi Dover & The Big Love
Gigi Dover & The Big Love

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Gigi Dover & the Big Love returns to Summer Tracks

Published 10:42pm Monday, July 15, 2013

Gigi Dover & The Big Love take the Summer Tracks’ stage for the fourth concert of the season at Rogers Park in Tryon on July 19 at 7 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Heartwood Gallery and The Purple Onion. Always a crowd pleaser at Rogers Park, Gigi Dover & The Big Love will feature their 2012 CD titled The Robin Is High & The Mustache Is Long. Gigi Dover, the singer/songwriter/artist, and Eric Lovell, the producer/engineer/ multi-instrumentalist, are the duo at the heart of the band.

A soulful, Southern songstress and a brilliant songwriter, Dover brings warmth, mystery and even a bit of humor into her music and delivers it with the presence of a veteran rock chic.

Incorporating the sounds and vibes of world instruments: sitar, ukulele, djembe and glockenspiel – The Big Love sound is a fresh blend of gypsy, jazzy and funky Southern soul.

Their live shows move effortlessly from high-energy to low-swampy grooves and back again, creating a rich sonic experience. Gigi Dover & The Big Love unapologetically serve up a tasty collision of Americana and soul.

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 and individuals make these shows possible. JR’s wood-fired pizzas, water and soft drinks will be for sale.

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.

Schedule for 2013 Summer Tracks  (Shows start at 7 p.m. in Roger’s Park, Tryon)

July 19, Gigi Dover & The Big Love. Soulful Americana. Gigi’s bringing the full five-piece band. Sponsored by The Purple Onion and Heartwood Gallery.

August 9, Nikki Tally, Letters To Abigail. Singer-songwriter, Americana. Sponsored by Jerry Steele.

August 23, The Honeycutters, Bob Sinclair will open. Rocking Americana from Asheville. Sponsored by Tryon Fine Arts Center.

- article submitted by Peter Eisenbrown

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