Dixie Power in town park
Music from New Orleans has a sound all its own and it is performed at Berkeley Springs State Park on Saturday, August 18 at 5:30 p.m. by the Dixie Power Trio. Produced by the Morgan Arts Council, the concert has the Ice House as a rain location.
The Dixie Power Trio starts their original mix by pointing out to all who can count that there are really four members of the band. Their brand of Dixieland sound includes a gumbo of musical genres from zydeco and swing to cajun and rock 'n roll. Using traditional New Orleans instrumentation, the Dixie Power Trio ventures into territory where no tuba or accordion has dared to tread.
Borrowing material from Dr. John, Chuck Berry, Jelly Roll Morton, even the Ramones and Led Zeppelin and many others, the band reinvents classics giving them an authentic New Orleans jazz twist. "They call it Dixieland for the 21st century," said Gordon Macleod, planner of the concert series, "and they give it everything they've got."
The MAC Summer Concerts in the Park are sponsored by the Carl M. Freeman Foundation. Additional funding for the free concert is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, West Virginia Commission on the Arts and local hotel/motel tax revenues. Berkeley Springs State Park is made available courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources. For more information about the Morgan Arts Council and the calendar of upcoming events call 304-258-2300.