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.
Tickets: $10, $5 Duke students & employees, Free ages 12 & under
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.