Yaxley Trio takes Summer Tracks stage July 20

Published 7:30 pm Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Marc Yaxley Trio takes the stage at Rogers Park in Tryon, July 20 at 7 p.m. This third show in 2012 Summer Tracks Concert Series is sponsored by TD Bank. This concert was rescheduled from the rained out show on July 13.

The Marc Yaxley Trio brings together the talents of three stellar musicians, all with impressive careers in their own right. Jazz-blues guitar master Marc Yaxley has opened for jazz great Ramsey Lewis, trumpeter Maynard Ferguson and blues rocker Warren Haynes. Since moving to Western North Carolina in 1993, Yaxley has recorded six CDs and performed as a soloist at numerous local venues, including the Grove Park Inn Jazz Festival. Yaxley serves on the music faculty at the University of North Carolina-Asheville.

Yaxley is joined in the trio by Cameron Austin on bass and Bill Berg on drums. Berg is best known as the drummer for the 1980s-1990s contemporary jazz band Flim & the BB’s. Bill has recorded with folk-music greats Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens and Leo Kottke.

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Austin was a mainstay bassist and producer for both live and studio productions during the thriving acoustic rock decade in Atlanta, Ga. He also serves as an assistant professor in the Business and Organizational Leadership Department at Brevard College.

As with all Summer Tracks concerts, the show is free, though a voluntary donation at the gate is encouraged. Audience donations along with the generous sponsorships of local businesses make these shows possible. Again, JR’s wood-fired pizzas, ice cream, water and soft drinks will be for sale. We request that you please leave your dogs at home.

Concerts run from 7-10 p.m.

Summer Tracks is produced by the Town of Tryon in affiliation with Peter Eisenbrown of Blockparty Productions. Last year, the concerts drew an estimated 2,000 people to downtown Tryon.

For more information, contact Polk County Travel and Tourism at 800-440-7848 or 828-894-2324 and visit www.firstpeaknc.com.x