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WOODSONGS: Leyla McCalla | Iris DeMent, Lyric Theatre
December 14, 2015 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour presents Leyla McCalla and Iris DeMent on Monday, December 14 at 6:45 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre.
“IRIS DeMENT is considered ‘one of the great voices in contemporary popular music’ (NPR). Beginning with her 1992 debut, Infamous Angel, which was hailed as ‘an essential album of the 1990’s’ by Rolling Stone, DeMent released a series of records that established her as ‘one of the finest singer-songwriters in America’ according to The Guardian. The Trackless Woods is her latest and features original music and melodies bringing 18 poems by 20th century Russian poet Anna Akhmatova to life.”
“LEYLA MCCALLA is a multi-instrumentalist, a cellist and singer. McCalla toured and recorded with the renowned African-American string band the Carolina Chocolate Drops and now is focused on her solo career. Living in New Orleans, she released her debut album Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes in 2014. The album consists of compositions she has written to Langston Hughes poetry, Haitian folk songs and original pieces.”