Summer Tracks continues in Tryon

Published 10:19 am Friday, September 2, 2011

Summer Tracks season continues at Rogers Park in Tryon with The Firecracker Jazz band performing tonight, Sept. 2nd at 7 p.m.
The Firecracker Jazz Band ( revitalizes the energy of the roots of Jazz. With sounds of Dixieland and New Orleans, they pay homage to greats such as Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbeck. People of all ages respond to the upbeat styles of Firecracker, featuring stride piano, trumpet, tuba, trombone, guitar, banjo and drums. The six band members are Je Widenhouse (trumpet and cornet), Earl Sachais (trombone), Andrew Fletcher (piano), Hank Bones (guitar, banjo), Russ Wilson (drums) and Rick Neiman (tuba). Je Widenhouse did time in the 90s with the Squirrel Nut Zippers. Earl Sachais has performed with the Tommy Dorsey Band and has backed Barbara Streisand and Sammy Davis Jr. Hank has played for The Platters and Bill Haley’s Comets. Russ Wilson drives the band’s energy in the style of Gene Krupa. Rick
Neiman has performed with The Guy Lombardo Band and The Henry Mancini Orchestra.
Due to rain on Aug. 12, we have rescheduled Gigi Dover & The Big Love and Bob Sinclair to perform on Sept. 16.
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 Tryon events website
– article submitted by Peter Eisenbrown

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