Summer Jams in the Duke Gardens: Black Twig Pickers
Black Twig Pickers are an old time Appalachian string band with their eye on the future. "The rough carpentry of these songs lets the dust fly, lets the grain show, but the songs are all the purer, all the sweeter, for their scuffs," raved PopMatters. This foursome rooted in Southwest Virginia play an "exuberant blast of banjo, fiddle and hoedown rhythm," declared the Financial Times, "though the songs drift into more intriguing, avant-folk territory with the raga drones that hum hypnotically alongside the whiskery traditionalism." Pitchfork called their music "heavy on high-lonesome ambience yet deeply rooted in the clay of regional tradition." Live, the Black Twig Pickers have a joyful, unbridled energy, making old-time music seem new.
Duke Gardens' summer outdoor music series are back! The shows take place in the lawn behind the Visitor's Center—we highly encourage bringing lawn chairs, picnics and blankets! But if you're in a pinch and don't have time to shop, they've got you covered—food and beverages, including beer and wine, will be available for purchase during the performances. The lawn will open 30 minutes prior to the start of show so you can find the best patch of grass to, and parking is free after 5p.
Tickets and details on the shows available here
. Tickets are $10, $5 for Duke students and employees.
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
420 Anderson Street
Durham, NC 27705
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Wednesday, July 27th, 7:00p