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Iris DeMent

Friday, October 18, 2013, 8:00 PM

Tickets starting at $39

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Iris DeMent

The youngest of fourteen children, Iris DeMent grew up immersed in gospel music and traditional country. The singer-songwriter’s first release, Infamous Angel, immediately established her as a promising and talented artist; Rolling Stonelater called that collection "an essential recording of the 1990s."In the years since then, DeMent has performed and recorded with John Prine (“In Spite of Ourselves”), Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, and Merle Haggard.  In 2010 the Coen Brothers chose her “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” for the closing credits when they remade the classic western True Grit.

DeMent’s most recent album of original songs, Sing the Delta, was released in late 2012.

 

 

Sangamon Auditorium ~ University of Illinois Springfield ~ Tickets 217.206.6160 or 800.207.6960