Presenting Series

Iris DeMent

Friday, February 17, 2023

Leighton Concert Hall

Iris DeMent Presenting Series


What inner workings — questions placed upon notes — lie within heartland storyteller Iris DeMent's words? An intimate evening of conversation with Wilsey Family Collegiate Professor of Philosophy Meghan Sullivan and DeMent performing songs from her storied repertoire bring you close to the artist whose 1992 debut, Infamous Angel, Rolling Stone magazine hailed as an essential album of the 90s. The singer/ songwriter's gospel-tinged roots music draws captivating, lyrical landscapes earning her two Grammy nominations and the respect of peers like John Prine, Emmylou Harris, and Rodney Crowell.

One-hour concert followed by 30-minute conversation moderated by Meghan Sullivan on philosophy as an influencer of DeMent's songwriting.