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Charles Lloyd & The Marvels
+ Lucinda Williams

Duke Performances and the Carolina Theatre are pleased to announce the reschedule of their co-presentation of Charles Lloyd & The Marvels feat. Lucinda Williams to MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2019 at 8 PM. The presentation was originally scheduled for Monday, December 10, but was postponed due to inclement winter weather.

Patrons should hold on to their tickets to the original presentation. All tickets purchased for the show originally scheduled for December 10 will be valid for the new show date; no action is required by ticket buyers who wish to attend the rescheduled show at the Carolina Theatre.

Those buyers who do want to have their purchases refunded may do so by going to the original point of purchase or by calling the Carolina Theatre Box Office at (919) 560-3030 between 1 PM and 10 PM December 24-January 1 and between 11 AM and 6 PM Monday through Friday from January 2 onward. Refunds will be available through Friday, January 11.

Duke student ticket buyers seeking a refund may do so by calling the Duke University Box Office at (919) 684-4444 between 11 AM and 6 PM Wednesday, January 2 through Friday, January 11. Please note that the Duke University Box Office will be closed from Friday, December 21 through Tuesday, January 1 and will reopen on Wednesday, January 2 at 11 AM.

Duke Performances and the Carolina Theatre appreciate your support and interest in this presentation.


Steeped in the sounds of the Deep South, Lucinda Williams and Charles Lloyd are pillars of American music. Raised in Memphis, Lloyd has long expressed his hometown’s musical heritage through the soul and might of jazz. A masterful saxophonist and flutist with a riverine sense of melody, Lloyd has added rock and soul to jazz landmarks and lent his improvisational gusto to rock legends. Likewise, Williams, a Louisiana native, mixed country, rock, and folk long before it was fashionable. As a songwriter, she is as poetically incisive as she is ruthlessly honest. As a singer, she is the ultimate emotional conduit, capable of mixing romance and rage in a single song.

Respectively in their eighties and sixties, Lloyd and Williams — longtime mutual collaborators with modern guitar master Bill Frisell — are now doing some of their most powerful work. In 2017, they joined up for a powerhouse cover of Bob Dylan’s “Masters of War,” turning the American standard into marching orders. On the wonderful new Vanished Gardens, released in 2018 by Blue Note Records, Williams and Lloyd front Lloyd’s band The Marvels — Frisell, pedal steel master Greg Leisz, and the wondrous rhythm section of Reuben Rogers and Eric Harland. They bring this lineup to Duke Performances for a concert that draws on jazz, rock, and soul, reinvigorating the American Songbook.

Charles Lloyd & The Marvels:
Charles Lloyd, saxophone & flute
Lucinda Williams, voice & guitar
Bill Frisell, guitar
Greg Leisz, pedal & lap steel
Eric Harland, drums
Reuben Rogers, bass


  • $75
  • $65
  • $55
  • $10Duke Students
  • Mon, Mar 18, 2019 at 8:00pm
Carolina Theatre of Durham