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Music in the Gardens: Sarah Shook & the Disarmers

Wednesday, July 6, 2022 | 7:00 pm

Sarah P. Duke Gardens

“Y’allternative,” “cowpunk,” “alt-country” – critics can’t settle on a way to describe Sarah Shook’s boundary-pushing take on country traditions, but they ultimately all agree – it’s great music. Hailing from Chapel Hill, Shook’s singular talent made a splash nationwide with three widely-acclaimed albums. Their gravely vocals and straight-shooting, personal songwriting as supported by their tight, always in-the-pocket band, the Disarmers, produces a sound described by Rolling Stone as “a sneering fusion of punk-rock autonomy and say-it-like-it-is country.” Sarah Shook & the Disarmers are touring now in support of their third album, Nightroamer.

Duke Performances’ 2022 Music in the Gardens is presented in partnership with Sarah P. Duke Gardens and That Station and supported by Duke Continuing Studies and The Forest at Duke. The series is made possible, in part, with support from Duke Summer Session.

Sarah Shook & the Disarmers - No Mistakes (Official Music Video)

Sarah Shook & the Disarmers - I Got This (Official Music Video)

“a rare combination of deft, classic country sounds and plain-spoken storytelling”

The New York Times