Date and Time
Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 at 7:30pm
Iris DeMent Music: Clubs: When: 03/05/13 @ 7:30pmCost: $30Call: 877-4400Web: www.stoughtonoperahouse.comMore Information: To obtain tickets and information for ALL of our shows. Stoughton Opera House, 381 East Main Street BOX OFFICE: 608-877-4400 www.stoughtonoperahouse.com Iris DeMent Friday April 5, 2013 7:30pm Tickets: $30 Considered "one of the finest artists of her generation" (All Music), Iris DeMent will return to the Opera House with her first album of original music in 16 years under her belt. 'Sing The Delta,' will be out October of 2012. 'Sing The Delta' is uplifting and heartbreaking, ripe with twang and soul. Dixie horns, weeping slide guitar balladry and bright, Gospel-tinged piano swirl as Iris contemplates religion, love and family with introspection and imagery that few singer-songwriters can convey. Iris' voice soars over a bluesy crawl on "The Kingdom Has Already Come" while "The Night I Learned How Not To Pray" is a vivid story about the tragic death of a young boy and subsequent religious reckoning. Born in Paragould, Arkansas, raised in a Pentecostal family and surrounded by gospel music, Dement first started recording her own songs in the early 1990s. Her songs are a mixture of biting social commentary in the Occupy Style, yet decades ahead of the movement ("Wasteland of the Free"), the unanswerable questions about reality and the afterlife ("Let the Mystery Be"), and painful, yet somehow peaceful, songs of death and family ("No Time to Cry"). She moves effortlessly between covering the gospel songs of her childhood to criticizing the pay of CEOs and war-mongering politicians. She tackles songs about rape, divorce, and coming to terms with the unexpected. All the while her songs revolve around concepts of home, memory, and the never-ending quest to understand how place makes us who we are.