Iris DeMent

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About Iris DeMent

Equally adept at quiet introspection, observations on rural life, or fiery protest anthems, Iris DeMent is a widely celebrated singer/songwriter whose music winds through folk, gospel, country, and rock. Since debuting in the early '90s, her graceful, poetic songs and distinctive voice have made her a staple of folk and Americana music and her signature song, "Our Town," has been covered widely. Along with a string of acclaimed albums including 1992's Infamous Angel and 1994's My Life, she has collaborated with artists like John Prine, Emmylou Harris, and Nanci Griffith. A long hiatus was interrupted by a 2004 album of traditional gospel-folk hymns. Almost a decade passed before 2012's poignant Sing the Delta and a 2015 album that set the poems of Anna Akhmatova to original music. Her seventh album, 2023's Workin' on a World, addressed global and political turmoil with a resolute sense of hope.

Paragould, AR, United States
January 5, 1961

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