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Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives

Born in Philadelphia, Mississippi, Stuart came to Nashville when he was just 14 to join Lester Flatt’s band. Four decades later, he’s a legend—knowing master of every convention in the business and inspired guardian of all that country music is, was, and might be. From rhinestone-studded croons and pickup-truck reveries to stripped-down bluegrass and gospel confessionals, his genre-bending live act spins all of country’s magic diversity into a single spectacle, dazzling as his own outfits. His crackerjack Superlatives, always in matching Nudie-suits, burn down the barn in support.


Sparkle & Twang: An American Musical Odyssey
Photographs by Marty Stuart
January 31–March 31, 2011
Porch and University Galleries
Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University

Country music icon Marty Stuart has photographed some of the most famous stars in American music, including several of the greatest performers on the country, bluegrass, rockabilly, and Southern gospel scenes. In Sparkle & Twang, Stuart shares his journey in music and the beloved musicians he encountered along the way-this uniquely American collection includes photographs of such legends as Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton, Bill Monroe, Porter Wagoner, and Bob Dylan.

Sponsored by Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies.

  • Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 8:00pm
Reynolds Industries Theater