Sutton, Holt, & Coleman bring traditional N.C. Music to Tryon Fine Arts CenterPublished 10:00pm Thursday, May 1, 2014
Tryon Fine Arts Center presents Grammy Award winners David Holt, Bryan Sutton, and T. Michael Coleman on Friday, May 9 at 8 p.m. The trio known as Sutton, Holt, & Coleman, will explore the richness of North Carolina music using a variety of instruments, three part harmonies and a mixture of traditional and newly written songs, incorporating the old and the new to create a sound all their own.
Sutton, Holt, & Coleman, the standard bearers for traditional music in North Carolina, have individually been inspired by and performed with Doc Watson over the years and honor his musical genius. “Doc was a primary influence on all three of us and we want to follow his lead in performing a wide range of traditionally based songs and tunes that really reach out and grab a crowd.”
Though Holt, Sutton, and Coleman have been friends and collaborators on other projects over the years, their first performance together in this configuration was in 2011 at Merlefest, the well-known annual celebration of traditional music held in Wilkes County, N. C. According to the Merlefest organization, “These Grammy winners are blazing a new path while carrying on the rich legacy of Doc Watson.”
Separately and collectively Sutton, Holt, & Coleman bring new creativity to an ageless tradition. Given their other projects, their performances on tour together are limited. Their appearance in Tryon, sponsored by Pacolet-Milliken, is a rare opportunity to hear this talented trio pay tribute to their friend and mentor with a special night of music.
Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC) is a nonprofit organization that operates and programs a gallery for visual arts, a 300-seat performance venue, and a 150 seat amphitheater. It has been a center for participation in the visual and performing arts for over 45 years attracting a diverse range of audiences. Tickets for Sutton, Holt, & Coleman are available online at www.tryonarts.org or by calling the Tryon Fine Arts Center Box office at 828-859-8322.
– article submitted
by Marianne Carruth