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Duke Arts Presents

Music in the Gardens: Robbie Fulks

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | 7:00 pm

Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Even the stylistically broad label “alt-country” has been too slim to contain Robbie Fulks, “a wordier, more musically elastic, American Nick Lowe,” according to The New York Times. A graduate of Durham’s Carolina Friends School but a longtime anchor of Chicago’s roots stronghold, Fulks has worked in folk and soul, bluegrass and blues, pure pop and sneering rock during the last quarter-century. But it’s his songwriting — sardonic but sweet, detailed but welcoming — that has remained consistent no matter the musical guise. He returns to Durham on the heels of last year’s Upland Stories, one of his best albums yet.

**Pick-Four or More discount does not apply.**

Duke Performances’ 2017 Music in the Gardens is made possible, in part, with support from Duke Continuing Studies, Duke Summer Session, and the Sarah P. Duke Gardens.

Robbie Fulks 'Sarah Jane'

Robbie Fulks 'Alabama at Night'

"In a perfect world, Robbie Fulks would be crowned the king of country music. He's a virtuoso acoustic guitar player and a terrific singer who lets the strings and the lyrics speak for themselves."