Summer Tracks concert features JPQ Band, Stolen Hearts at Rogers Park in Tryon

Published 10:00 pm Monday, June 27, 2016

Stolen Hearts

Stolen Hearts

The 17th season of Tryon’s most popular summer event – Summer Tracks – continues on Friday, July 1 with the Jim Peterman Band plus Stolen Hearts opening the show. The show begins at 7 p.m. in Rogers Park.

The JPQ Band features a quintet of great musicians playing a blend of the old and a little bit of the new with a lot of color and personality. Bandleader Jim Peterman (keyboard, vocals) hails from Milwaukee, Wisc. and was a founding member, along with Boz Scaggs, of the Steve Miller Band in San Francisco. He bought his first Hammond B-3 organ in 1967 and has been playing it ever since.

Mack McCloud (guitar, vocals) has been playing the blues with the JPQ Band and previously performed with the great Greenville, S.C. band The Hip Shakers. Tim Blackwell (drums) plays in three bands featuring blues, jazz and gospel and teaches percussion to 30 students each week.

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Robert “Moss” Mack is the darling of the group. He played a short stint with Count Basie and plays tenor and soprano sax and flute. Special guest with the band will be “real deal blues man” Max Hightower who is a core member of Mac Arnold’s Plate Full O’ Blues band and will be featured on harp, vocals and bass.

Opening the concert is blues and southern soul infused duo Stolen Hearts. Robert Johnson and Pam Taylor are stealing hearts of fans with their Dirty Southern Soul which is a little bit of blues, country, rock, soul and funk.

This is the third of six Summer Tracks concerts scheduled for this season. Each summer, this well produced series attracts more than 2,000 people to Tryon’s Rogers Park, drawing visitors from all over Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina.

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 and individuals make these shows possible. Manna Cabana’s delicious fresh food and homemade ice cream, water and soft drinks will be for sale.

Summer Tracks is produced by the Town of Tryon in affiliation with Peter Eisenbrown of Blockparty Productions. For more information about Summer Tracks and the performers visit

– article submitted
by Peter Eisenbrown