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Iris Dementwith Rebecca Frazier
Friday, January 16th
Columbus Performing Arts Center (Shedd Theater)
$28 advance | $31 door | $15 Students | $5 Youth
8:00pm | Doors open at 7:30pm
One of the most beloved and respected writers and singers in American music.
No one sounds like Iris DeMent. She is a musical treasure with a voice as unique as a southern skylark.

Something of a late bloomer, she didn't write her first song until the age of 25. Her first three albums, released in the early 90's received much critical acclaim and established her as one of the most beloved and respected writers and singers in American music.

Her first release, Infamous Angel, put the world on notice that DeMent was a promising and talented artist. My Life earned a Grammy nomination in the Contemporary Folk category. On The Way I Am, she tackled a variety of high-profile topics including politics and religion, and earned another Grammy nomination.

With the long awaited arrival of Sing The Delta, her first CD of new material in 16 years, the Iris continues to her enduring contribution to the cultural canon.

"She's the best singer I've ever heard"! - Merle Haggard

Official Website: www.IrisDement.com
Song Samples: Go On Ahead and Go Home
For bluegrass artist Rebecca Frazier, the guitar has always been a means of transporting her, whether to a different state of mind, to a campfire bluegrass circle, or onto the stage of one of the hundred-plus festivals at which she has performed.

During an eight-year stay in Colorado, Rebecca co-founded Hit & Run Bluegrass, an award-winning, Boulder-based outfit, which made history by becoming the first band to win both prestigious band competitions at Rockygrass (2002) and Telluride Bluegrass Festival (2003).

By 2007, Rebecca had married and relocated to Nashville, where Hit & Run took advantage of a more centralized touring base. Months later, her husband John was offered a position in the John Cowan Band. "I knew I couldn't make the leap into motherhood while I was practically living on the interstate and at festivals." A baby boy was born and Hit & Run continued to tour, albeit not full-time. Rebecca continued her studio work and she used her spare time to write.

"Rebecca Frazier is a triple threat.

She is a wonderfully engaging singer, a compelling songwriter and an accomplished guitarist to boot. All of these talents come together to dazzling effect on When We Fall.

I'm proud of Rebecca for what she's achieved on this album, for her tenacity in pursuing her dream and for recording one of the best bluegrass albums I've heard this year. - Alison Brown


Official Website: www.RebeccaFrazier.com
Song Samples: When We Fall
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