Iris Dement in Denver Tomorrow Night (11/18/06)


Swallow Hill is bringing Iris Dement back to Denver, for a show at the First CHurch of Divince Science tomorrow night, November 18, 2006.  

This grammy-nominated country-folk songstress Iris Dement has largely gained her loyal following and even her record deal through word of mouth. She comes to Swallow Hill bringing her “dustbowl-era” vocals, sweet Americana tunes and personal stories of small town life with songs from her recently released CD, Lifeline.

The Washington Post says that her voice “seems to have arrived unblemished from Civil War-era America.” She has co-written and collaborated with John Prine for his album In Spite of Ourselves. The album, which included a series of four duets performed by Iris and John, earned her a Grammy nomination. She has sung on recordings with Emmylou Harris, Tom Paxton, Nanci Griffith, John McCutcheon, Tom Russell, Steve Earle and Jann Browne. Influenced by Bob Dylan, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash and Joni Mitchell, Iris is also influenced by the gospel music that she sang as a girl growing up in rural Arkansas.

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