With Singer-Songwriter Ana Egge
The 2015 album ‘The Trackless Woods,’ Iris DeMent‘s sixth studio album, is unlike anything else in her illustrious career. Beginning with her 1992 debut, ‘Infamous Angel,’ which was hailed as “an essential album of the 1990’s” by Rolling Stone, DeMent released a series of stellar records that established her as “one of the finest singer-songwriters in America” according to The Guardian. The music earned her multiple Grammy nominations, as well as the respect of peers like John Prine, Steve Earle, and Emmylou Harris, who all invited her to collaborate.
DeMent will perform in the Mineral Point Opera House on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. Opening for DeMent will be Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Ana Egge. Tickets for the show will be $45 for orchestra and box seats ($50 day of show), and $30 for the rest of the theatre ($35 day of show). The show will begin at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Monday, June 21 at PurplePass. Members of Friends of the MPOH will be able to purchase tickets during a special presale beginning Monday, June 7. For more information about Friends of the MPOH, go to friends.mpoh.org.
This special presentation is sponsored by Mineral Point’s High Street Suites.
Merle Haggard dubbed her “the best singer I’ve ever heard” and asked her to join his touring band, and David Byrne and Natalie Merchant famously covered her “Let The Mystery Be” as a duet on MTV Unplugged. DeMent returned in 2012 with ‘Sing The Delta,’ which prompted NPR to call her “one of the great voices in contemporary popular music” and The Boston Globe to hail the collection as “a work of rare, unvarnished grace and power.”
Since her last appearance at the Opera House in 2018, DeMent has released a handful of singles, beginning with 2019’s “House Where Nobody Lives.” That song was featured on the all-female tribute album “Come On Up To The House: Women Sing Waits.” The following year, DeMent dipped into the social justice side of her songwriting well with two songs: “How Long” in April, and a pair of songs – “The Sacred Now” and “Going Down To Sing in Texas” in November.