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Win Tickets ($75): Grammy Nominee Iris Dement @ The Triple Door | Country, Folk, Alternative

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Grammy Nominee Iris Dement @ The Triple Door on November 10. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, November 7.

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The Triple Door
216 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101

Iris DeMent says of that elusive inspirational spark, “I didn’t know when or if I’d make another record. I gave up on trying to steer it or force it and decided to just make myself available in my heart and mind as much as I could and leave the rest up to fate.”

Sixteen years after the last collection of DeMent songs, that time has come. Sing The Delta presents twelve self-penned compositions from an artist whose first three albums established her as one of the most beloved and respected writers and singers in American music.

DeMent, the last of 14 children, born in Arkansas and raised in Southern California, grew up immersed in gospel music and traditional country. She was somewhat of a late bloomer as an artist, writing her first song at age of 25. Her first release, Infamous Angel, initially issued on Rounder in 1992 before being picked up by Warner Bros., immediately established her as a promising and talented artist. Its 1994 follow-up, My Life, earned a Grammy nomination in the Contemporary Folk category. Her 1996 album The Way I Should addressed political as well as personal themes and earned a Grammy nomination, as well.

Along the way, several of DeMent’s songs became cultural touchstones. “Let The Mystery Be” found its way to MTV Unplugged as a duet by David Byrne and Natalie Merchant. “Our Town” was played over the farewell scene in the series finale of Northern Exposure. Merle Haggard, who said of DeMent, “She’s the best singer I’ve ever heard,” invited her to sit in as his piano player touring with his legendary band The Strangers. He subsequently covered two of her songs “No Time To Cry” and the gospel-tinged “The Shores of Jordan.”

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6 Responses to Win Tickets ($75): Grammy Nominee Iris Dement @ The Triple Door | Country, Folk, Alternative

  1. Dorothy Le October 31, 2016 at 12:11 pm #

    I would love to attend. I haven’t been to the triple door in over a year.

  2. Bill November 1, 2016 at 10:06 am #

    I love Iris! First saw her open for Nanci Griffith at the Paramount in the early ’90s. I didn’t want Nanci to come onstage, because I wanted Iris to play all night.

  3. Brittany November 1, 2016 at 10:25 am #

    I’m from the South and it’s always nice to see someone else from the South up here in the PNW. I really love Iris’ music, and her duet “In Spite of Ourselves” with John Prine is particularly special to me and my husband. I’d love to see her here in Seattle.

  4. chris bain November 1, 2016 at 10:56 am #

    I`m a caregiver 24/7. Money is tight but I could sure use a nice night out at the TD Iris Dement, thanks

  5. Mira Kochel November 1, 2016 at 2:39 pm #

    I want to win tickets because I love alternative music, I love the Triple Door, and I desperately need a night out.

  6. Nicole Germain November 2, 2016 at 11:31 pm #

    I would love to go on a date night with my hubby and have a night away from my 2 awesome kiddos.

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