TFAC holds Benefit Concert to ‘Chase Away the Blues’ for Arts in Education

Published 5:17 pm Thursday, January 5, 2012

On Saturday, Jan. 28, Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC) invites you to leave your troubles behind

Daryle Ryce, songwriter, singer, guitarist and pianist, will lead off Tryon Fine Arts Center’s “Chase Away the Blues” benefit on Saturday, Jan. 28. Rolling Stone Magazine calls Ryce ”a distinctive and uniquely American artist.” Call 828-859-8322 for tickets or more information. (photo submitted)

and head up to “Club TFAC “ for a night of blues.
TFAC is bringing together players living in the area with a following from coast to coast to play a nonstop night of music from 4:30 – 10:30 p.m. in the lobby and on the Veh stage at TFAC.
This evening of blues music will benefit the Tryon Fine Arts Center’s Arts in Education programs.
Music will start in the lobby when the doors open at 4 p.m. Concerts on the main stage start at 4:20 p.m. and will end around 10:30 p.m. Each group will perform 45-minute sets with a jam session at the end. In between each set on the main stage guest musicians will play blues on the piano in the lobby.
Performers planned at this writing are Zataban, Daryle Ryce and the Shane Pruitt Band, all from Spartanburg, S.C. From Greenville, S.C. via San Francisco, is Rudy Blue Shoes Wyatt. From Asheville, Chuck Beattie, a.k.a. “Dr. Blues,” will bring his Chicago sound down the mountain. Rounding out the wide range of blues, soul, jazz and funk are Tommy Lytle, the Jim Peterman Quartet and Citizens Mojo.
For more information, call TFAC at 828-859-8322 ext. 213 or email
– article submitted by Marianne Carruth

Schedule of performers

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Lobby – Tommy Lytle – 4 – 4:20 p.m.
Main Stage – Zataban – 4:20 – 5 p.m.
Main Stage – Daryle Ryce – 5 – 5:45 p.m.
Lobby – Rudy Blue Shoes – 5:45 – 6 p.m.
Main Stage – Jim Peterman Quartet – 6 – 6:45 p.m.
Lobby – Rudy Blues Shoes – 6:45 – 7 p.m.
Main Stage – Citizens Mojo – 7 – 7:45 p.m.
Lobby – Jim Peterman – 7:45 – 8 p.m.
Main Stage – Dr. Blues Chuck Beattie – 8 – 8:45 p.m.
Lobby – Rudy Blues Shoes – 8:45 – 9 p.m.
Main Stage – Shane Pruitt Band – 9 – 9:45 p.m.
Jam Session – All – 9:45 – 10:30 p.m.