The Campbell Brothers play John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme

Friday, September 5, 2014 | 6:00 pm


The sacred steel tradition was born of the ecstatic meeting of African-American gospel music and amplified steel guitar in the House of God Church. The electrifying Campbell Brothers are the musicians most responsible for bringing this form from the church to the concert stage. In Durham — commissioned by Duke Performances and Lincoln Center Out of Doors — they take on John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme, interpreting the seminal work anew.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Coltrane’s landmark recording, the Campbells lend their staggering virtuosity and devout conviction to one of the most deeply sanctified works in the jazz canon. This concert, presented at the Hayti Heritage Center, kicks off the annual Bull Durham Blues Festival. Arrive at 6PM to hear Phil Cook, Megafaun’s roots music savant, and Piedmont blues stalwart John Dee Holeman as they warm the room for the Campbells, who will begin at 8PM.

Learn more about the Campbell Brothers and the Sacred Steel tradition at two residency events, free and open to the public: Sacred Steel: A Conversation and Demonstration with the Campbell Brothers, on Wednesday, September 3, and A Love Supreme: A Conversation with Ashley Kahn and Branford Marsalis, on Thursday September 4, followed by a screening of Sacred Steel: The Steel Guitar Tradition of the House of God Churches.

**$15 ages $30-&-under tickets are not available for this Duke Performances presentation at the Bull Durham Blues Festival.**

A co-presentation of Duke Performances & St Joseph’s Foundation/Hayti Heritage Center. Made possible, in part, with support from the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

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