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Iris Dement

Thu, Jun 8, 2023 @ 7:30pm-10:00pm


Iris DeMent

Thursday, June 8 @ 7:30pm | SOLD OUT

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, Iris DeMent is simply one of our finest singer-songwriters as well as one of our fiercest advocates for human rights. 

The Americana music trailblazer heads to the Emelin having just released her transcendent new record, Workin’ On A World. With grace, courage, and soul, Iris shares 13 anthems — love songs, really — to and for our broken inner and outer worlds, summoning various social justice warriors, both past and present, to deliver messages of optimism.

“The revered 62-year-old singer-songwriter’s music has rarely felt so urgent.” – Rolling Stone

“…the loosest and most urgent recording of her career, and one of the most pointed and sustained political statements made by a musician working primarily in country.” – The New Yorker

Iris DeMent ” has found inspiration once again…’communicating something massive and important that everybody should hear’.” – The New York Times

“DeMent has been making herself useful for 30 years now,” (NY Times), beginning with her 1992 debut, “Infamous Angel,” which was recently named one of the “greatest country albums of all time” by Rolling Stone. A two-time GRAMMY nominee, DeMent received the Americana Music Trailblazer Award in 2017. DeMent’s songs have been featured in film (True Grit) and television (“The Leftovers”) and recorded by numerous artists.

Special Guest: Ana Egge

Brooklyn singer-songwriter Ana Egge burst onto the music scene in 1977, with her debut album, River Under the Road, which All Music noted “signals the arrival of a unique songwriting perspective and moving new voice.” She was named “Best Singer Songwriter” and “Best Folk Artist” the following year at the Austin Music Awards. Since then her music has consistently earned critical acclaim; No Depression hailed her 2017 release, “White Tiger,” as “nothing less than a balm for the soul” and Folk Alley proclaimed that 2019’s “Is It the Kiss” brought “great, honest songs to the collective consciousness.” Egge has recorded with Billy Strings, Anais Mitchell and Iris DeMent and her songs have been recorded by other influential roots musicians.

“Matt Schofield is widely considered one of the best blues guitar players walking the planet…” – Kevin Klein, medium.com


Thu, Jun 8, 2023
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Emelin Theatre
153 Library Lane
Mamaroneck, NY 10543 United States
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