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Iris on Facebook

As you may have seen in a previous post, Iris does not have a personal Facebook page, but there is an official Iris Dement page on Facebook.  That page is: https://www.facebook.com/irisdementofficial/

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Iris Dement “Scam” on Facebook

According to a post on the official Iris Dement website at irisdement.com: It has come to our attention that someone has created a Facebook account under Iris DeMent’s name and is trying to friend her fans, and then proceed to try to get money from the fan. Please be aware that this is not Iris DeMent and that she does not have a personal Facebook account! Her Facebook page can be found here. You can read the post at: http://irisdement.com/2016/07/iris-dement-scam-on-facebook/

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Transatlantic Sessions Follow-Up

As I mentioned the other day, Iris appeared on season one and season three of the Transatlantic Sessions video series.   The early DVDs are hard to come buy these days unless you find used copies like this:  Season One DVD And most of the series was released only on PAL video.  But, the series was released on multi-part CDs and there are have been recent re-releases like the “Best of Folk” version. So, I’ll post some various links of different…

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‘The Leftovers’ Starts Over Beautifully in Season 2

The NY Times has an article about “The Leftovers” which mentions Iris’ song “Let the Mystery Be” as the new title theme. The second season features an apt new theme song, “Let the Mystery Be,” an eschatological shruggie by the country singer Iris DeMent.   Get the full song on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1FNA4Qh or iTunes: Let The Mystery Be

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The Mountain Stage Archives

I have seen Iris live several times, including on “The Mountain Stage”. One of those appearances was when I took my mother and a family friend to the show, about 4 hours from my home. One of the songs done that evening was an excellent version of “The Long Black Veil” everyone did to close the show. I have checked from time-to-time to get that song, as it was not a part of the broadcast version. Recently, I went to…

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“The Trackless Woods” – Lyrics

The Trackless Woods    (click a title to jump to that track) To My Poems Broad Gold And This You Call Work From The Oriental Notebook Prayer Not With Deserters All Is Sold Reject The Burden From An Airplane Oh, How Good Like A White Stone Song About Songs Listening To Singing Lot’s Wife Upon The Hard Crest The Souls of All My Dears The Last Toast Not With A Lover’s Lyre / Anna Akhmatova’s Recitation of “The Muse”    …

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The Trackless Woods Liner Notes

“BLESS THEM, O LORD” My daughter is Russian. My husband and I brought her from Siberia to the States in 2005. She was just a few months shy of six years old. I’d never have made this record were not for her. Like my daughter, Anna Akhmatova was Russian. She was born in 1889 and died in 1966. Most of her life was spent in St. Petersburg. She survived 30 years of Stalin, two world wars and the imprisonment and…

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“The Trackless Woods” Track List

“The Trackless Woods” Track list With Links to Lyrics To My Poems — Lyrics Broad Gold — Lyrics And This You Call Work — Lyrics From The Oriental Notebook — Lyrics Prayer — Lyrics Not With Deserters — Lyrics All Is Sold — Lyrics Reject The Burden — Lyrics From An Airplane — Written by Iris! Oh, How Good — Lyrics Like A White Stone — Lyrics Song About Songs — Lyrics Listening To Singing — Lyrics Lot’s Wife —…

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