Singer-songwriter brings modern sensibility to Americana roots sound.
“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
Iris Dement is a voice for an America seeking roots and meaning. As Cory Henry marries retro-funk with Afro-Futurism, so Dement brings a modern sensibility to the timeless pentecostal gospel twang of her native Ozarks. Twenty-seven years after she pioneered what we now call “Americana” with her debut album Infamous Angel, she is still sharing powerful stories and shining a light into dark places.
Dartmouth musicologist Ted Levin on DeMent’s place in American music
Sat, Jun 29, 6:30 pm, Top of the Hop, Free
Levin discusses the place of country music in American music history, and Iris Dement’s place within that context.
Part of SHIFT: Across the globe, humans struggle to find balance in our relationship with nature. How can a quest for dominance transform into a sustainable collaboration? In SHIFT 2019, artists take on the Anthropocene with 10 days of events that explore the push and pull of that Human/Nature bond.