2022 Summer Tracks | 23rd Season
Show Dates: June 3rd Ol’ 74 Jazz Band / June 17th Peter Karp Band / July 1st Unspoken Tradition / July 15th Peggy Ratusz & Reggie Headen / July 29th Seth Walker / August 19th Maya de Vitry Band
August 19th — Maya de Vitry Band www.mayadevitry.com
Singer-songwriter Maya de Vitry returns to Summer Tracks at Rogers Park in Tryon on August 19 with a new band, new songs, and a voice that transcends genre. Pennsylvania raised and Tennessee based, de Vitry first appeared on the music scene in 2012 with The Stray Birds. After hundreds of performances and several acclaimed albums, she struck out on her own with 2019’s Adaptations and 2020’s How to Break a Fall. Her latest release, 2022’s Violet Light, takes a deep dive into our unrelenting human desire to belong to a home, an environment, and each other.
If there’s rain on the horizon, Summer Track events > will move indoors to the Tryon Fire Dept which is directly across the street from the park entrance. Please bring chairs and coolers are allowed! Please thank all our Sponsors!
June 3rd — Ol’ 74 Jazz Band www.ol74jazz.com
Ol’ 74 Jazz—an 18-piece big band—kicks off Summer Tracks on Jun 3. A mix of professional and amateur musicians from throughout our region, Ol’ 74 delights audiences of all ages with selections from wide array of genres—everything from Swing, Bebop, Rock, Funk, Latin and others, including classics from Glenn Miller to Earth, Wind & Fire.
June 17th — Peter Karp Band www.peterkarp.com
Touted by Rock & Blues Muse as “one of the 75 modern Blues & Blues Rock artists you must hear in 2021,” Peter Karp carves his own niche with a sound born in the swamps of New Jersey and the trailer parks of southern Alabama.
JULY 1st — Unspoken Tradition | unspokentradition.com
Unspoken Tradition is about new, original Bluegrass. They bring a sound that is both impassioned and nostalgic, hard-driving but sincere. Their 2019 release from Mountain Home Music Company, “Myths We Tell Our Young” debuted at #5 on Billboard Bluegrass charts and has seen 5 top-charting radio singles, including a #1 spot on the Bluegrass Today chart for “Dark Side of the Mountaiin.” Their material is mostly original and reflects the ever-changing culture of Western and Central North Carolina where they call home. The band has earned a fervent following in the Southeast, selling out shows in Asheville, NC as well as the legendary Station Inn in Nashville, TN. Unspoken Tradition is a fast-rising voice of a new generation of roots music artists. The band released their latest album on June 10th titled “Imaginary Lines”. No Depression wrote “Without straying from their Carolina bluegrass roots, the vocal, lyrical and instrumental variety on the new album is bound to appeal to fans of folk, Americana, and traditional country music.” The band features Audie McGinnis (Guitar & Vocals), Ty Gilpin (Mandolin & vocals), Tim Gardner (Fiddle & Vocals), Sav Sankaram (Bass & Vocals) and Zane McGinnis (Banjo).
Peggy Ratusz & Reggie Headen
July 15th — Peggy Ratusz & Reggie Headen https://youtu.be/yV3UUD19HK4
Asheville’s best-loved vocalist and raconteur Peggy Ratusz and fellow performer Reggie Heading bring their show “Something You’ve Got”— a night of duets. These two quintessential vocal interpreters will fill the summer air with a tribute to the greatest duets all time—Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, Koko and BB, Dinah Washington and Brooke Benton, Stevie Nicks and Tom Pettie, and, of course, Johnny Cash and June Carter.
July 29th — Seth Walker
Seth Walker’s gift for melody and lyric, along with his rich, Gospel-drenched voice and his stellar band will fill the air at Summer Tracks. Perhaps Country Standard Time said it best: “If you subscribe to the Big Tent theory of Americana, then Seth Walker –with his blend of Blues, Gospel, Pop, R&B, Rock, and a dash of Country—just might be your poster boy.”