by Peter Aaron
DeMent’s newest album, 2015’s sparse Trackless Words, features 18 poems by Russian poet Anna Ahkmatova adapted to music.
Here, DeMent performs “The Night I Learned How Not to Pray” live last year:
Iris Dement and Loudon Wainwright III will perform at Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown, New York, on May 13 at 8pm. Tickets are $35, $40, and $45. For more information, call (914) 631-3390 or visit http://tarrytownmusichall.org/.