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William Tyler: Corduroy Roads

When: Nov. 20-22, 8 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 23, 7 p.m. 2014

The guitarist William Tyler lives in Nashville, where he’s not only earned a reputation as a former sideman for the likes of Lambchop and Silver Jews but also launched a performance space and restaurant. But Durham, it seems, is his second home. Between his recurrent supporting roles with Hiss Golden Messenger, his various alliances with Megafaun and the Bull City headquarters of his label, Merge, this has become less a tour stop than an alternate creative center. Tonight, Tyler launches perhaps his most ambitious Durham project yet—a four-night stand in which he’ll provide the live score for photographs of the Civil War, pulled from the archives of Duke University Libraries. Tyler’s best works have always suggested moving pictures and narratives of their own, as if he’s playing to a film in his mind; this time, you get to see what he sees. All four nights are sold-out, but there’s a waiting list at the door. —Grayson Haver Currin

Price: $10-$24

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