LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III & IRIS DEMENT Friday, August 5, 8pm
Loudon Wainwright III and Iris DeMent, two of America's most distinctive and critically acclaimed singer-songwriters, will take the stage separately for a night to remember. Loudon Wainwright III has enjoyed an illustrious career, including 26 albums to date, plus a long tradition of writing music for television, radio, theater and movies. Iris DeMent has a vocal style that reflects an early influence of gospel and traditional country music, but it's the quality, honesty and poignancy of her songwriting that raise her artistry to the highest power.
"Wainwright is as good as he's ever been. Almost forty years into his recording career, he has not only retained his sharpness of wit but has also learned to cut with greater skill." ~ The New Yorker
"Iris DeMent possesses one of the great voices in contemporary popular music." ~ NPR