Singer-Songwriter Iris DeMent DeMent describes herself as extremely shy, but says that "when the songs started coming to me, I felt I didn't have the option to hide and avoid" the stage. She spoke with Terry Gross (and played songs in-studio) in 2015.
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Singer-Songwriter Iris DeMent

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Singer-Songwriter Iris DeMent

Singer-Songwriter Iris DeMent

Singer-Songwriter Iris DeMent

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DeMent describes herself as extremely shy, but says that "when the songs started coming to me, I felt I didn't have the option to hide and avoid" the stage. She spoke with Terry Gross (and played songs in-studio) in 2015.