Iris DeMent


I saw Iris in Oregon a few nights ago, in a converted church, possibly the perfect venue for her. She is completely unique,not another like her on the planet. Go, go, go to see her.
Aww! Iris Dement reminds me of my mother circa 2002. It was one of few musicians we could agree on, even when I was 18. Dare we say she's universally appealing?
@ we dare say not universally.
Unfortunately for Iris, she's broken her promise. There is still a war being waged, albeit a private one.
Iris' other great great song - Our Town. Full song played with no dialogue over last scene in Northern Exposure. Beautiful and understated - like Iris. And damn if these lyrics don't resonate with Miyagi Prefecture towns now too. Universal and sad.