Iris Dement Has a Folk Alley T-shirt

Last night I headed out to Cleveland’s Beachland Ballroom to see Iris Dement in concert. Iris hadn’t played Northeast Ohio in quite a while – and the place was packed. In my opinion, Iris has one of the most captivating and heartbreaking voices in all of folk and country. She put on a fantastic show – playing most of her favorites, and doing some nice covers and even a few new songs. One of her new tunes was a song she wrote about her marriage to Greg Brown. Iris wrote it on her “year and a half anniversary” with Greg – another amazing singer songwriter with a distinctive voice.

Jesse Harris, best know for penning Norah Jones’ Don’t Know Why, opened the show with a strong set that consisted primarily of tunes from his new Verve release, While The Music Lasts.

After the show, I was able to meet both Iris and Jesse, and I proudly presented them with Folk Alley t-shirts, and they really liked them. Iris also autographed five Folk Alley postcards, and I would like to give them away to lucky Folk Alley fans. Why not respond to this posting with your reasons why you should get one? Just a sentence or two. Ann and I will pick the winners, and post them on Friday, and mail them out.

The winners will also receive a Folk Alley t-shirt. Have fun!

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