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Duke Arts Presents

Mountain Man

Friday, January 17, 2020 | 8:00 pm

Saturday, January 18, 2020 | 8:00 pm

Sunday, January 19, 2020 | 7:00 pm

The Fruit

Amelia Meath, Molly Erin Sarlé, and Alexandra Sauser-Monnig interlace harmonies to produce their enchanting brand of indie folk magic that is both intimate and sprawling. As Mountain Man, the trio’s distinctive sound features the accompaniment of delicately strummed acoustic guitars that invoke simpler times. Mountain Man’s critically acclaimed 2010 debut, Made the Harbor, was followed up by the equally sublime Magic Ship, in 2018. During the years in between, and the year since, Meath created GRAMMY-nominated electronic pop duo Sylvan Esso with Nick Sanborn, Sarlé crafted a brilliant solo effort, Karaoke Angel, from her cliffside trailer in Big Sur, and Sauser-Monnig skillfully examined a relationship in twilight with the album Dawnbreaker under the Daughter of Swords moniker. Back together, North Carolina’s folk luminaries embrace everyday life with an unmissable trilogy of unique performances.

Mountain Man, in collaboration with visual artist Nathaniel Russell, will create three distinct experiences as part of their COSMIC PROM: Beneath the StarsUnder the Canopy, and Below the Sea. As we zoom in from above, the space will transform each night into a unique and immersive environment in which audiences and Mountain Man will embrace spontaneity, imagination, and wonder. The band will explore the vast expanses of their collective catalog and enlist special guests each night to help unlock the potential for magic.

Beneath the Stars — Friday, January 17, 2020 — Audience members are encouraged to dress up like a starry abyss and bring sleeping bags to enhance the immersive experience.

Under the Canopy — Saturday, January 18, 2020 — Audience members are encouraged to dress up like a tropical creature and bring a house plant to enhance the immersive experience.

Below the Sea — Sunday, January 19, 2020 — Audience members are encouraged to dress up like a fish and bring a beach towel or beach chair to enhance the immersive experience.

*Each concert will feature a special guest opener and surprise encore DJs to continue the merrymaking.

Mountain Man 'NPR Music Tiny Desk Family Hour'

“Molly Sarlé, Amelia Meath, and Alexandra Sauser-Monnig have perfected a bare, unadulterated sound composed of little more than three-part vocal harmonies.”