Iris DeMent

Iris DeMent - Live Concert - 2012

by John Platt
Iris DeMent photo by Laura Fedele

Iris DeMent is set to release her first album in 16 years, called Sing The Delta, on October 2nd, but she treated us to a live preview of a few of the new songs in an FUV Live show at The Living Room. She also spoke with me about the wait between albums, where the Delta factors into the sound and spirit of her songs, and why she and husband, Greg Brown, keep their songwriting separate.