The Grand and Arden Concert Gild are proud to present an evening of unforgettable music with country-folk artist Iris DeMent, one of the most exciting names in the industry. With comfortable seating and state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, this opportunity for an up-close experience with an extraordinary artist is not to be missed. This is the first co-production by The Grand and Arden Concert Gild, who originally had Iris scheduled to perform a sold out show at the venerable Gild Hall back in 2020, but had to reschedule and finally cancel during the pandemic.
On her transcendent new record out February 24, Workin’ On A World, Iris DeMent faces the modern world — as it is right now — with its climate catastrophe, pandemic illness, and epidemic of violence and social injustice — and not only asks us how we can keep working towards a better world, but implores us to love each other, despite our very different ways of seeing. Her songs are her way of healing our broken inner and outer spaces. With melodies rooted in hymns, gospel, and old country music, DeMent is considered one of the finest singer-songwriters in America as well as one of our fiercest advocates for human rights.