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      Iris Dement with Opener Loudon Wainwright III in Monterey


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      September 22, 2016

      Thursday   8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

      417 Alvarado Street
      Monterey, California 93940

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      Iris Dement with Opener Loudon Wainwright III

      Iris DeMent with Opener Loudon Wainwright III
      Iris DeMent is a Grammy-nominated American singer and songwriter. Her musical style includes elements country and folk musical genres. Her album, My Life, was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Contemporary Folk Album category. Merle Haggard dubbed her “the best singer I’ve ever heard”, and David Byrne and Natalie Merchant famously covered her “Let The Mystery Be” as a duet on MTV Unplugged. NPR has called her “one of the great voices in contemporary popular music.” In 2015, DeMent released The Trackless Woods, an album based upon and inspired by the words of Russian poet, Anna Akhmatova.

      Loudon Wainwright III
      A respected entertainer since the late 1960’s, Loudon Wainwright III is a Grammy Award-winning American songwriter, folk singer, humorist and actor. Wainwright has recorded over twenty-five albums and three albums have been nominated for Grammy Awards. He is a 2010 Grammy Winner for the Best Traditional Folk Album for High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project. Using a witty, self-mocking style, Wainwright is also well known for the 1972 novelty song "Dead Skunk (in the Middle of the Road)" and for playing Captain Calvin Spalding (the "singing surgeon") on the American hit television show, M*A*S*H. Loudon has appeared in many films including Knocked Up (for which he also recorded the soundtrack), The 40 Year Old Virgin, The Aviator, 28 Days, Jacknife and The Slugger's Wife. He’s also been on many television programs including Parks and Recreation among others, and he was the original musician/sidekick on The David Letterman Show.

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