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Iris DeMent

# 10 Iris DeMent
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DEMENT’S WORLD: Iris DeMent returns with a great new album, ‘Workin‘ on a World’, April 12.
Wednesday April 12, 2023 08:00 PM EDT
Cost: $35 - 45+
CL Critic Hal Horowtiz Recommends: DeMent’s back- in a big way. It has been over a decade since the last album of originals from this dusky folk/country chanteuse with the quivering voice that sounds like it’s coming off an old Carter Family 78 RPM record. Better yet, Workin’ on a World with its full band, including horns, is in the running for her finest work. It’s soulful, often pointedly political, and even somewhat commercial, the latter not a word often associated with DeMent. She’s touring to support it with this rare local date. Not to be missed. - HH

From the venue:

On her transcendent new record, Workin’ On A World, Iris DeMent faces the modern world -“as it is right now” - with its climate catastrophe, pandemic illness, and epidemic of violence and social injustice - and not only asks us how we can keep working towards a better world, but implores us to love each other, despite our very different ways of seeing. Her songs are her way of healing our broken inner and outer spaces.

With an inimitable voice as John Prine described, “like you’ve heard, but not really,” and unforgettable melodies rooted in hymns, gospel, and old country music, she’s simply one of the finest singer-songwriters in America as well as one of our fiercest advocates for human rights. Her debut record Infamous Angel, which just celebrated its 30th anniversary, was recently named one of the “greatest country albums of all time” by Rolling Stone, and the two albums that followed, My Life and The Way I Should, were both nominated for GRAMMYs. From there, DeMent released three records on her own label, Flariella Records, the most recent of which, The Trackless Woods (2015), was hailed as “a quietly powerful triumph” by The Guardian. DeMent’s songs have also been featured in film (True Grit) and television (The Leftovers) and recorded by numerous artists. Fittingly, she received the Americana Music Trailblazer Award in 2017.

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