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Stand out vocals at TFAC: Susan Werner to perform May 2

With nine albums under her belt, an extraordinary live show and active touring career throughout the U.S., combined with a string of accolades from the likes of The Washington Post, &uot;The Village Voice&uot; and &uot;The New Yorker,&uot; Susan Werner has become one of the defining genre-busting artists of our time. As an artist Werner commands rapt attention from her audiences, regardless of the variety of musical material she uses to enthrall her audiences. The songs on her concept albums effortlessly slide between folk, jazz, pop, Americana, and classical, boldly endeavoring to weave old with new to create altogether new genres of music, keeping her audiences guessing and laughing. Werner&squo;s work infuses traditional music styles and methods with her unmistakable contemporary worldview, confirming her reputation as &dquo;one of the most innovative songwriters working today&dquo; (Chicago Tribune).

For her Tryon performance, Werner will take to the piano and will be accompanied by world-class cellist Julia Biber and phenomenal harmonica player Trina Hamlin. The trio will be sharing songs from Werner&squo;s latest release &uot;Classics&uot; as well as selections from her many varied previous releases.

It is with her concept records in the past four years that Werner has firmly established her reputation as one of the boldest creative forces on the acoustic scene today. In her recent release &uot;Classics&uot; Werner delivers entirely new string arrangements of mainstream popular songs by top songwriters from a &dquo;classical&dquo; pop era, i.e. the sixties and seventies. Drawing on her unique training as a classical vocalist, and on the diverse talents of esteemed Boston Symphony and Pops players, &uot;Classics&uot; sets a mood that highlights elegance and sophistication.

For more information, directions or tickets contact the Tryon Fine Arts Center at 34 Melrose Ave. in Tryon by calling 828-859-8322 or going to the website&bsp; www.tryonarts.org.

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