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NOTE: This show's venue is now the King Arts Complex
An Evening with Iris DeMent
Friday, September 20, 2019
King Arts Complex
867 Mt. Vernon Ave., Columbus, OH 43203
$30 advance | $33 door | $15 Students | $5 Youth
8:00pm | Doors open at 7:30pm
Rich lyrical landscapes and captivating music
Iris Dement has been attracting attention since her first album, released in 1992, was called "an essential album of the 1990s" by Rolling Stone. In her long and successful career, Dement has been nominated for multiple Grammy awards and has collaborated with the likes of John Prine, Steve Earle, and Emmylou Harris.

Born in Arkansas, the youngest of 14 children, Iris DeMent brings a poignancy to her work that makes it irresistible. Her latest album, based on the work of Russian poet Anna Akhmatova, was recorded in her living room, with a sparseness that lets her voice and the beauty of the lyrics shine through.

"Iris DeMent makes music that celebrates humanity's efforts toward salvation, while acknowledging that most of our time on Earth is spent reconciling with the fact that we don't feel so redeemed. Grounded in hymns, early country songs, gospel and folk, DeMent's work is treasured by those who know it for its insight and unabashed beauty." - NPR

"It's heady, heart-stopping stuff." - Boston Globe

"As pure and piercing as they come." - No Depression

"A quietly powerful triumph." - The Guardian

Official Websites: www.irisdement.com
Song Samples: We Won't Keep Quiet, Our Town, We're Not The Jet Set (with John Prine)
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