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Iris Dement with Meghan Sullivan

What inner workings — questions placed upon notes — lie within heartland storyteller Iris DeMent's words? An intimate evening of conversation with Wilsey Family Collegiate Professor of Philosophy Meghan Sullivan and DeMent performing songs from her storied repertoire bring you close to the artist whose 1992 debut, Infamous Angel, Rolling Stone magazine hailed as an essential album of the 90s.

The singer/ songwriter's gospel-tinged roots music draws captivating, lyrical landscapes earning her two Grammy nominations and the respect of peers like John Prine, Emmylou Harris, and Rodney Crowell.

The one-hour concert will be followed by a 30-minute conversation moderated by Meghan Sullivan on philosophy as an influencer of DeMent's songwriting.