Summer Jams in the Duke Gardens: William Tyler & Jake Xerxes Fussell
William Tyler is the guitarist every musician wants in their band: he's played with everyone from Lambchop to Silver Jews to Hiss Golden Messenger. He's also released two singular instrumental records, one of which Pitchfork called "the most vital, energized album by an American solo guitarist in a decade or more." Tyler was last at Duke Performances in 2014 for the premiere of Corduroy Roads, an exploration of the legacy of the Civil War called "magnificent" by Indy Week. Tyler found a kindred spirit when he produced the acclaimed debut album by Durham's Jake Xerxes Fussell, a spare and soulful collection of folk and blues songs. PopMatters hailed Fussell as "a fresh and vital new voice." Don't miss these two Southern musicians bound together in sound and song by their deep family roots in Mississippi.
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 13th, 7:00p