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News: Iris On Mountain Stage

Iris On Mountain Stage! Iris was a featured artist on “The Mountain Stage” in Charleston, West Virginia. “Mountain Stage” is a West Virginia Public Radio broadcast.  (Your webmaster was able to attend the taping in August.)  It was broadcast in October 2004.  You may be able to catch it on re-broadcasts.  It is worth hearing.  Iris performed new songs from the upcoming “Lifeline” CD; as well as unreleased (as of yet) songs. More information can be found at https://www.mountainstage.org  

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News: Iris Marries!

11/24/2002!  Iris Marries! Singer/songwriters Greg Brown and Iris Dement, exchanged vows and were  married in a small, sweet ceremony in Dement’s hometown of Kansas City, Mo.  Nov. 21. Dement recently contributed a beautiful rendition of “The Train Carrying Jimmie Rodgers Home” for The Breast Cancer Fund CD, Going Driftless: An Artist’s Tribute to Greg Brown.  Greg has been singing Iris’s “When My Morning Comes Around” at his recent concerts across the country. The couple will spend time at each of their…

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Kansas City Star interview 10-25-2002

Posted on Fri, Oct. 25, 2002 Iris DeMent sings her songs for benefits and the Grand Ole Opry By TIMOTHY FINN The Kansas City Star Her last record, “The Way I Should,” is 6-years-old, yet some of its more strident songs are more relevant today than they were the day the album was released. Iris DeMent is hardly a protest singer per se. Whether she’s singing on “A Prairie Home Companion” or at the Grand Ole Opry, most of her…

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Mailing list

No Time To Cry The Unofficial Iris DeMent Mailing List Since the “Our Town” mailing list fell by the wayside, Hans Janssen has created “No Time To Cry”, a mailing list just for fans of Iris DeMent.  Take part in discussions, post concert reviews and catch the latest news from fans from around the world! Subscribe to NoTimeToCry Yahoo Group Below are some of the archives to the old mailing list: OUR TOWN: The Unofficial Iris DeMent Mailing List

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Iris DeMent and the Lost Soul of Liberalism

Iris DeMent and the Lost Soul of Liberalism By Stephen F. Noll She sang in-between speeches at the first Clinton inauguration — “like crackers in the meatloaf,” she later modestly told reporters. “How could a nice girl like that get invited to the Rose law firm victory party?” I said to myself. “Must be the Arkansas connection” (she was born there). Then I thought again. It’s more than that: folk singer Iris DeMent represents the lost soul of liberalism. The…

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