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Iris DeMent archive

Iris Dement performs at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

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

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Iris DeMent performs live on Mountain Stage.

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

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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.

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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.

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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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