Daryle Ryce at Tryon Fine Arts Center Amphitheater Sept. 18

Published 9:00 pm Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Daryl Ryce

Tryon Fine Arts Center opens the 2014 Fall Peterson Amphitheater season at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18 with singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist and Upstate favorite Daryle Ryce. Born and raised in Spartanburg, jazz musician Daryle Ryce has developed a national and international fan base. According to Fred Goodman of Rolling Stone magazine, Ryce is “a distinctive and uniquely American artist… an outstanding pianist and guitarist, equally comfortable playing bluegrass, country, swing, jazz, bossa nova and folk.” Her admirers include Chet Atkins, Dizzy Gillespie and Buddy Rich.

“Although Ryce consciously avoids stylistic influences, she admires singers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Betty Carter and Cleo Laine, while the writing and playing of James Taylor and Joni Mitchell have also made their mark. With a strong and liquid vocal sound, Ryce’s performances of slow and medium tempo ballads are particularly attractive, and she always sings with an underlying swing.” (Online music guide service allmusic.com.)

The amphitheater season includes:

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Thursdays at 7 p.m.:

Daryle Ryce Sept. 18

Noah Guthrie* Sept. 25

Shaun Hopper Oct. 2

Pan Harmonia Oct. 16

Bradley Ditto Oct. 30

*Noah Guthrie sponsored
by Lichty Guitars


Sundays at 3 PM:

Letters to Abigail   Sept. 21

Tryon Writers Club      Oct. 5

Blue Ridge Rounders Oct. 19


Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC), opened in 1969, is a nonprofit organization that operates and programs a 300-seat auditorium and a150 seat amphitheater for music, opera, theatre, film and dance on Melrose Avenue in Tryon.  Admission to all events in the Peterson Amphitheater is by donation. Concessions will be available for purchase. Programs will move indoors in case of rain. For more information, visit www.tryonarts.org or call 828-859-8322.


– article submitted
by Marianne Carruth