Summer Tracks continues with Blair Crimmins & The Hookers
Published 4:24 pm Friday, July 28, 2017
The 18th season of Tryon’s most popular summer event – Summer Tracks – continues on Friday, August 4 with Blair Crimmins & The Hookers. The show begins at 7 p.m. in Rogers Park.
Blair Crimmins began his current music career in Atlanta, Ga. with a determination to bring Ragtime and 1920’s style Dixieland Jazz to new audiences. While playing small rock clubs around the Southeast, he developed a sound that is at once modern while being deeply rooted in the past.
Now, four years and 500 shows later, he has toured the country playing large venues and has opened for acts such as Mumford & Sons and Preservation Hall Jazz Band. A multi-instrumentalist and music academic, Crimmins writes songs and arrangements for a classic New Orleans style horn section consisting of trumpet, clarinet and trombone. His debut 2010 release, “The Musical Stylings Of,” became a college radio sensation on WRAS. Crimmins was the critics’ pick for Best Song Writer of 2013 in Creative Loafing’s Best of Atlanta issue. In February 2017, Blair Crimmins released his fourth studio album, “You Gotta Sell Something.”
Critics rave: “Blair’s music is a perpetual motion machine of notes and rhythms as it shimmies, shakes, rattles and roars Ragtime.” – The Alternative Root. “The new album is fantastic. While honoring his influences, Blair adds his own swinging Southern panache with dashing youthful vehemence: rapid-fire lyrics and an audacious hair-tossing delivery. The band is solid, recalling fine players like Pete Fountain and Al Hirt.” – Pete Knapp & Company.
Be prepared for a Summer Tracks dance party!
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 www.summertracks.com.
– article submitted by Peter Eisenbrown