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After the sublime Iris DeMent concert at City Winery a couple weeks ago, she was selling copies of her new CD at a table by the door. I wanted one, but as I was waiting in line I remembered that I didn’t have any cash. I watched and didn’t see anyone paying with a card, so when I got to her I said, “I don’t have any cash, can I pay with a card?” She handed me a CD and said, “That’s okay, it’s yours...Read More
I’ve written briefly elsewhere about Iris DeMent being my hero. Contrasting to the other musical heroes on my office wall, people scratch their heads and wonder. Along with Iris, there are Bob Dylan (obviously), Tom Waits, and Ville Valo (of HIM). I’m not sure there is anything truly in common with all 4 of them, except that their words mean something to me. We attended Iris’ concert in Portland last Saturday a...Read More
Last year she released her first album of original songs in 16 years, but it was worth the wait. Iris DeMent is a voice that I know that you have heard before. I first heard her with John Prine on the magnificent album, In Spite of Ourselves, which, if you do not own, march right down to the local record store and demand it. On it Iris provides beautiful and playful back-up vocals that take each song to a new level. From this album I began to ex...Read More
SWMBO and I joined a friend for a night on the town last night. We went to Scottsdale's Musical Instrument Museum to hear a concert by Iris DeMent. SWMBO will hate it but here's a picture of us snapped by our friend after the show. (the Old Folks released from the Home) Iris DeMent is an acquired taste. Her high, twangy voice is a reflection of her roots in a Pentecostal home in the Arkansas Delta. She's the youngest...Read More
It'll bring a smile to your face.:) Covered by Steve McLain and Michaela Terrien McLain at The Heart of Country concert from Fairfield, Iowa at the Saturday Night at the Sondheim Concert Series, May 15, 2010. Steve McLain also plays in the local Jefferson County Green Band. This show was hosted by Corey Hickenbottom, who also hosts the KRUU-FM Country Music Jamboree radio show. 5-15-10 ***** Featuring the world class talen...Read More
This is appropriate for any time, but especially for Mother's Day. JD, here in the BToS once more thinking of Mama who ended life at 52 back in 1967 when I was only 26. PS - As I age, I notice that I seem to spend more time pondering what life was like for my parents and their parents back in the early 1900s while being raised during the depression and making do with what they had. No one's left that I can query about those times and m...Read More
Spaceland, The Grand Ole Echo, and LA Weekly PresentAn Evening with Iris DeMentRT N' The 44s (Outside in the Courtyard)Saturday June 22Venue Information:First Unitarian Church 2936 W 8th St Los Angeles, CA, 90005www.uula.org/8:00 PM/ All Ages/ $23 - $25Links to purchase: www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/237999Venue Website link:www.spaceland.tv/event/237999Venue telephone number 213. 985. 4333 **Tickets purchased on day of ...Read More