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Iris DeMent archive

Iris Dement performs at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

Listen Iris DeMent, Live In Concert

July 31, 2013 – Growing up singing in rural Arkansas, the 52-year-old songwriter emerges from another era entirely.


Iris DeMent performs live on Mountain Stage.

Listen Iris DeMent On Mountain Stage

March 19, 2013 – The roots singer plays songs from Sing the Delta, her first album of original material in 16 years.


Iris DeMent's new album is titled Sing the Delta.

Read 'Singing Is Praying' For Iris DeMent

October 28, 2012 – Raised Pentecostal, DeMent has mostly left religion behind, but says it surfaces in her songs.


Read Iris DeMent's Emotionally Complex 'Sing The Delta'

October 10, 2012 – Sing the Delta is the roots-folk singer-songwriter's first album of new songs in 16 years.


Iris DeMent's 'Sing The Delta' Full Of Paradoxes

October 4, 2012 – Dement draws on her upbringing in Arkansas for inspiration for her new album, Sing the Delta.


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Read Iris DeMent On World Cafe WXPN

October 2, 2012 – The roots-folk singer talks to David Dye about Sing the Delta, her first album in eight years. WXPN


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