Summer Tracks concert series come to a close Friday in Tryon

Published 2:11 pm Friday, September 4, 2009

This Friday, one of Greenville&squo;s own, The Work, will take the stage at Roger&squo;s Park with Tryon&squo;s, Lone Derangers, opening for them. This will be the final concert in the Summer Tracks Concert series.

The Lone Derangers are noted for great harmonies and unique arrangements on both their originals and covers. This local band plays an eclectic repertoire that embraces American and folk/rock.

Horn-driven and upbeat, The Work plays an eclectic mix of jazz, rock, blues, funk, all served with high energy. Their CD, Bring Back The Good, testifies to their ability to seamlessly meld various styles of music. Drawing on influences from Curtis Mayfield to Miles Davis, with a micro-dose of the Grateful Dead in the mix, The Work&squo;s material has a sound that picks up where the 70&squo;s funk and R&B left off. The Work has opened for Toots and the Maytals, The Wailers, Merle Saunders, Col. Bruce Hampton and many more.

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Music starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free, though voluntary donation at the gate is encouraged. The generous sponsorships provided by local businesses also make these shows possible. There will be wood-fired pizza, homemade ice cream, water and soft drinks 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 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