Summer Tracks continues August 6

Published 3:56 pm Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Summer Tracks, Tryons summer concert series, continues on August 6 with The Swayback Sisters and The Space Heaters in Rogers Park.

Hailing from Asheville, the Swayback Sisters, Laura Blackley, Nikki Talley and Lyndsay Wojcik, open the evening. These sisters all popular songwriters and performers in their own right join forces to create a diverse musical experience for themselves as well as their audiences. Performing mostly originals, this trio also performs select standards and re-vamped covers. Along with their guitars, they accompany their voices with banjo and fiddle.

After the Swaybacks, the Space Heaters take the stage.&bsp; An old-time swing band with a sound that falls somewhere between Django and Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, the Space Heaters are Leo Johnson (vocals and guitar), Ian Herrod (upright bass) and Washboard Larry (washboard). The Space Heaters play hits from the 20s through the 40s.

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As with all Summer Tracks concerts, the show starts at 7 p.m. and is free, though a voluntary donation at the gate is encouraged. The sponsorships provided by local businesses also make these shows possible. Again, Giardinis wood-fired pizzas, homemade ice cream, water and soft drinks will be for sale.

The Summer Tracks series offers a mix of musical styles. Concerts run from 7 to 10 p.m. Scheduled to perform are:

August 6 The Swayback Sisters (Americana, folk), The Space Heaters (swing-jazz)

August 20 Sol Driven Train (opening set will be their childrens show, followed by their mix of world beat and funk)

September 3 The Firecracker Jazz Band (jazz, Dixieland, big band, music from 1890-1940)

Summer Tracks is produced by the Town of Tryon in affiliation with Peter Eisenbrown of Blockparty Productions. The popular and well attended 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 or the new Tryon events website