Iris DeMent


Iris DeMent started life in Paragould, Arkansas in 1961.  Being one of fourteen children, she went from the gospel music fortress of the Arkansas Delta to the depths of the Left Coast in Orange County, California.  The voice is haunting, yet sweet. The songs sometimes remind me of small town America, others of memories strewn through my life. In addition to Gospel music, Iris DeMent has written and recorded slice of life lyrics that may shock some and amuse others. [Read more…]