Tryon’s Summer Tracks continues Friday with Atlanta swamp rockers

Published 8:00 am Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The 19th season of Tryon’s Summer Tracks concert series continues on Friday with Atlanta swamp rockers Delta Moon.

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

Delta Moon’s members are Tom Gray, lead vocals, lap steel guitar, guitar and keyboards; Mark Johnson, vocals, guitar, mandoguitar and lap steel guitar; Franher Joseph, vocals, electric and upright bass; and Marlon Patton, drums and percussion.

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Winners of the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2003, Delta Moon’s music has been featured on Showtime, Lifetime, the Food Network and other TV stations.

Delta Moon

Gray, a songwriter, was named The Roots Music Association’s 2008 Songwriter of the year, and penned Cyndi Lauper’s hit “Money Changes Everything,” among other songs. The band is described by Downbeat as “a musical atmosphere of swampland sultriness…impressive.” The members’ use of slide guitars has been described as “magical” for Blues Matters.

Delta Moon tours extensively in the United States, Canada and Europe. The group’s 2015 release, “Low Down,” reached No. 2 on the Roots Music Report’s Contemporary Blues Chart and was named one of the Best Albums of 2015 by both DownBeat and Blues Music Magazine.

Delta Moon’s latest album is “Cabbagetown” (2017), named for one of the band’s favorite Atlanta neighborhoods.

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All Summer Tracks concerts are free, though a voluntary donation at the gate is encouraged. Audience donations, along with sponsorships from local businesses and individuals, make these shows possible.

Snacks, water and soft drinks will be for sale; alcohol consumption 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