Music in the Gardens:
Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Due to the threat of rain, Duke Performances’ presentation of H.C. McEntire at Music in the Gardens on Wednesday, June 12 has been re-scheduled to Thursday, June 13 at 7 PM. All tickets for the original date will be honored. If you are unable to attend and are seeking an exchange or refund, please contact the Duke University Box Office via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, via phone at 919-684-4444, or in person at the Box Office on the top level of the Bryan Center on West Campus prior to 4 PM on Thursday, June 13.
Whether carving out a progressive folk niche in the rootsy trio Mount Moriah or moonlighting in indie rock darling Angel Olsen’s touring band, H.C. McEntire stands out as one of Americana’s most gifted and unique artists. A product of rural Southern Baptist roots and feminist punk ideals, the North Carolina native makes this seeming paradox for her 2018 critically-acclaimed solo debut Lionheart, an openly queer country music paean. “As McEntire returns to tradition, she pushes ever further towards shaping a new one,” declared Pitchfork of her album’s uncompromising yet conciliatory approach to the genre dearest to her. At Sarah P. Duke Gardens, she draws upon this often intimate set of tunes made more personal by performing them so close to home.
“Her lyrics and country-flavored melodies convey the ardor she feels for the south.”