Iris Dement With Pieta Brown At Cedar Cultural Center

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It was by pure chance that Iris DeMent opened the book of Russian poetry sitting on her piano bench to Anna Akhmatova’s “Like A White Stone.” She’d never heard of the poet before, and didn’t even consider herself much of a poetry buff, but a friend had lent her the anthology and it only seemed polite that she skim it enough to have something interesting to say when she returned it. As she read, though, a curious sensation swept over her.

“I didn’t feel like I was alone anymore,” remembers DeMent. “I felt as if somebody walked in the room and said to me, ‘Set that to music.'”

So she did. The melody just poured out of her almost instantly. She turned the page and it happened again, and again after that, and before she even fully understood it, she was already deep into writing what would become The Trackless Woods, an album which sets Akhmatova’s poetry to music for the first time ever.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear one of America's most respected singer/songwriters, and songs from her new album The Trackless Woods (due out August 7 on FlariElla Records), and some old favorites from Iris' deep catalog.

Pieta Brown opens.
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By: The Cedar Cultural Center

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