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Music in the Gardens: Lydia Loveless

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | 7:00 pm

Sarah P. Duke Gardens


With a sound that Rolling Stone describes as “an aching, lusty set of twang and sneer wrapped in electric guitar swagger,” roots-rocker Lydia Loveless is as celebrated for her salacious, lyrical wisecracks as she is for the honey-sweet voice that delivers them. Her 2016 breakthrough, Real, moves between rowdy honky-tonk and spunky pop, a showcase of surprising styles and influences (think Robyn, Taylor Swift, and Cyndi Lauper) for the Ohio-born songwriter who now calls Morrisville, North Carolina her home. Loveless pens high-minded songs about low-brow culture, dispatching vivid tales of tumult with torchy, infectious choruses.

Duke Performances’ 2018 Music in the Gardens is made possible, in part, with support from Duke Continuing Studies, Duke Summer Session & The Sarah P. Duke Gardens.

"Equal parts punk venom and heartland gumption."

Rolling Stone

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