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Southern Sound Series: Iris DeMent

The Culture & Heritage Museums of York County’s Southern Sound Series continues with Iris DeMent, April 30 at the McCelvey Center in York. DeMent is considered by many in the music industry as a national treasure; NPR called her “one of the great voices in contemporary popular music.” DeMent’s Pentecostal upbringing seeps through in her piquant voice with her music tapping into the rusty places of our hearts. DeMent’s 1992 debut, “Infamous Angel” was noted as “an essential album of the 1990’s” by Rolling Stone. DeMent’s “My Life” was nominated for a Grammy Award for best contemporary folk album, as was her collaboration with John Prine – “In Spite of Ourselves.” Her latest recording released in 2015, “The Trackless Woods” is a collection of poems by 20th century Russian poet Anna Akhmatova adapted to music.