Duke Performances

The Fairfield Four & The McCrary Sisters
Rock My Soul

Thursday, October 1, 2015 | 8:00 pm

Carolina Theatre of Durham


The Fairfield Four & The McCrary Sisters show scheduled for 8PM on Thursday, October 1 at the Carolina Theatre has been cancelled. Unfortunate and unanticipated circumstances have prevented the groups from performing in Durham.

Patrons that purchased with a credit card will be refunded automatically. Patrons that purchased with cash will be able to get a refund by returning their tickets to their original point of purchase. Refunds will be granted through Thursday, October 1.

We apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation may cause.

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Nashville quartet The Fairfield Four have been the foremost proponents of the African American a cappella gospel quartet tradition since 1921, passing the torch from generation to generation and maintaining their seamless and unmistakable blend. The Four had a resurgence in popularity after their unforgettable performance of “Lonesome Valley” in the flood scene of the Coen Brothers’ film O Brother Where Art Thou? The Los Angeles Times praises their “age-old approach to spirituals, singing in close harmony with only stomping feet for accompaniment.”

In association with the PBS special Rock My Soul, The Fairfield Four join up for a very special collaborative performance at the Carolina Theatre of Durham with a younger generation of luminaries, The McCrary Sisters. These four sisters are the daughters of Reverend Sam McCrary, who led The Fairfield Four from the 1940s to the 1980s, and they appear here accompanied by a stripped-down R&B ensemble. The New York Times raves that the new Buddy Miller-produced McCrary Sisters record “speaks to the moment while ranking with the most potent roof-raising, pew-shaking music ever created.”

The Fairfield Four & The McCrary Sisters is a co-presentation of Duke Performances and The Carolina Theatre of Durham.

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