Singer-songerwriter Iris DeMent will be play perform at Olympia’s historic Capitol Theater on Sept. 10.
The 54-year-old blends elements of country and folk music to produce songs such as “Let the Mystery Be” and “Wasteland for the Free.” Her song “Our Town” was used in the closing scene and credits for the series finale of “Northern Exposure” in July 1995. DeMent also appeared in and was included in the soundtrack for the 2000 film “Songcatchers.”
During her more than 25 years of performing, DeMent has sung with John Prine, Ralph Stanley, Emmylou Harris and Steve Earle. She also has made multiple appearances on the radio show “A Prairie Home Companion.”
Her second album, “My Life,” was nominated in 1995 for Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk album.
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Her Olympia appearance is part of her current tour in support of her album “A Trackless Woods.”
Americana artist Pieta Brown is scheduled to open the concert.
There will be general admission seating only for the Olympia Film Society performance. Tickets sold in advance and to society members will are $20. Tickets sold the day of the show will be $25. Tickets are available online at olympiafilmsociety.org and at the box office.
The doors for the all-ages show will open at 7 p.m., with the show scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.
Jeffrey P. Mayor: 253-597-8640