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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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Country Standard Time – 04/16/1998

Country Standard Time: Iris DeMent in concert DeMent finds vision in voice and song Side Door Club, St. Louis, April 16 By Roy Kasten St. LOUIS – When Iris DeMent walked on stage at the sold-out Side Door, sporting a burgundy dress and an abalone-glinting Martin, she smiled, plugged in and without further word strummed “Let the Mystery Be,” a statement of personal philosophy and the perfect introduction to her music. “Boy, you’re all sure a surprise,” she said when…

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Crowder Hall, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 3/13/98

Concert Review: Crowder Hall, University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 3/13/98 Submitted by Tom Jackson The concert was fabulous. It exceeded my expectations, which were high. She is truly a transcendent performer. I went with a friend of mine and both of my boys (ages 8 and 11). I can’t say enough about the feeling that she puts into her performance. It actually seems all the more remarkable considering how shy she seems to be. There’s a line from a song…

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City Varieties, Leeds, U.K. February 27, 1998

Concert Review: City Varieties, Leeds, U.K. 2/27/98 Country Music People Magazine (April 1998 issue) written by Al Moir Submitted by Colin Thursby This venue was scheduled to be the third leg of Iris DeMent’s recent UK tour on 5 February, but the singer was forced to cancel due to a chest infection. Disappointed fans were informed that every effort would be made to re-schedule the concert at the end of the tour. All credit to them: they turned out once…

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