Beautiful homespun songs with deep conviction
Due to the continuing uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic and out of an abundance of caution, the Iris DeMent show scheduled for 9/30/21 at The Ark has been cancelled. Refunds are available at the point of purchase. If you purchased your ticket online, you will be automatically refunded to your original payment method.
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The youngest of 14 children, Iris DeMent was born in Paragould, Arkansas, and moved to California with her devoutly religious family when she was three. As a teenager she absorbed the country music of Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard, and Johnny Cash, as well as the folk classics of Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. Her 1992 debut album, "Infamous Angel," distilled these influences into a poetic yet down-to-earth songwriting style. With a heartfelt, homespun voice that listeners recognize instantly, Iris released some of the most powerful roots albums of the 1990s with the beautifully sparse "My Life" and the harder-edged "The Way I Should." She has continued to make powerful and distinctive albums on her own schedule, and her latest is "The Trackless Woods," featuring settings of texts by Russian poet Anna Akhmatova.