Set to play Friday in Sylva
With a robust horn section in tow, Vinyl Brothers Big Band makes a return trip to Sylva’s Concerts on the Creek series Friday, June 21.
The 10-member Asheville band plays hits from the late 1960s to early ’80s – a time when vinyl records were king. A centerpiece of their shows is a high-energy, five-piece brass section.
Sylva native and trumpeter Tim Gillespie says the group performs classic songs that are still played nowadays, but rarely in their original composition backed by horns.
“We give songs that rich brass sound which makes them sound like they did originally,” says Gillespie. “You don’t hear a lot of horn sections anymore.”
Folks who attend the June 21 show at the Bridge Park Pavilion beside Scott Creek can expect a set list of familiar tunes from acts like Chicago, Wild Cherry, Stevie Wonder, Wilson Pickett, The Commodores, and Blood, Sweat & Tears.
Adding further range to the set list is female vocalist Terri Lynn Queen, also a native of Sylva. Queen sings the hits of such legends as Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner and Gloria Gainer.
The performance by Vinyl Brothers Big Band is the fourth in a 14-week series of free concerts held Friday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
“We’re really looking forward to it – particularly Terri and I,” says Gillespie. “Having grown up in the area, we think this concert series is a great thing for Jackson County.”
Concerts on the Creek are produced by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, Town of Sylva, and Jackson County Parks and Recreation.
For info about the concerts, call (800) 962-1911, or go to: www.mountainlovers.com.