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Duke Performances Music in the Gardens
Lambchop play 'Nixon' +
William Tyler + Mount Moriah

Part of Part of Merge 25: A Celebration of Merge Records' 25th Anniversary

Wednesday, July 23, 7:30pm - SOLD OUT
Baldwin Auditorium
General Admission

TICKETS:  $35  |  $10 Duke students*
Lambchop began as a band at once defying and embracing the musical legacy of its hometown of Nashville, TN and has evolved into an accomplished ensemble, adding palpable depth and substance to singer-songwriter-guitarist Kurt Wagner’s songs. Their unclassifiable hybrid of country, soul, jazz, and avant-garde noise seemed at one time or another to drink from every conceivable tributary of contemporary music, its Baroque beauty all held together by the surreal lyrical wit and droll vocal presence of frontman Wagner.

William Tyler is a Nashville guitarist and composer. He spent years woodshedding and touring with Nashville groups like Lambchop and Silver Jews before breaking away to focus on his own version of instrumental guitar music. New York Magazine included Tyler's 2013 Merge debut Impossible Truth in their year end coverage writing, "[Tyler] sounds less like a musician flaunting his chops than a truth-seeker—a man using his guitar as a divining rod to uncover some hidden truth about life, or nature, or, at least, about guitars."

Through their artful personal storytelling, Mount Moriah develops a piercing portrait of a “New South” where progressive traditions are still fitfully breaking free from conservative ones. The band’s cathartic vision for their home and themselves is writ large in their lovingly critical negotiation with spiritual, romantic, political, and gender identities; geographical perspective; confrontation and forgiveness.

The seating area will open 30 minutes prior to the start of show. No food or drink is allowed inside Baldwin Auditorium.

*Limited Quantity of Duke Student tickets available



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Duke Performances’ Music in the Gardens is made possible, in part, with support from Duke Continuing Studies, Duke Summer Session, the Sarah P. Duke Gardens & Merge Records.

Stephin Merritt +
Mark Eitzel

Wednesday, July 30, 7:00p
Baldwin Auditorium