Summer Tracks continues Friday with The Aaron Burdett Band

Published 8:00 am Saturday, July 14, 2018

The 19th season of Tryon’s Summer Tracks continues on Friday with The Aaron Burdett Band.

All shows begin at 7 p.m. at Rogers Park. In case of rain, the concerts will move across the street inside the Tryon Fire Department.

Burdett will perform original Americana music that blends folk-rock, bluegrass and blues.

Burdett is listed as one of the top 10 most important musicians of western North Carolina by WNC Magazine, alongside Doc Watson, Steep Canyon Rangers and The Avett Brothers. He has also received critical acclaim as a songwriter, winning Our State Magazine’s Carolina Songs competition in 2012 with “Going Home to Carolina.”

Burdett’s song “Magpie” won third place bluegrass song in the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merle Fest in 2013.

Burdett grew up the oldest of three boys in Saluda. In 2013, Burdett decided to pursue music full time.

He has seven albums: “Refuge” (2017 on Organic Records), “Tinderbox” (2015 on Organic records), “Fruits of My Labor” (2014 on Organic Records), “Breathing Underwater” (2012), “Stand Up Eight” (2010), “Resolve” (2008) and “The Weight of Words” (2005).

Performing on Friday will be Burdett (guitars and vocals), Dan Hood (lead guitar and backing vocals), Ethan Ricks (bass), Jackson Dulaney (lap and pedal steel) and James Kylen (drums and backing vocals).

All Summer Tracks concerts are free. Audience donations, along with the sponsorship of local businesses and individuals, make the shows possible.

Snacks, water and soft drinks will be for sale during the show. Alcohol is allowed in the park but will not 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, people may visit

– Submitted by Peter Eisenbrown