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Our Backstage Artist Portraits From Solid Sound 2024

16 days ago
Stereogum Wilco’s eighth Solid Sound took over MASS MoCA in North Adams over the weekend, and you can read our recap of the festival here. We saw performances by acts like Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Water From Your Eyes, Soul Glo, Iris DeMent, Ratboys, ... more info

Stream The New Nanci Griffith Tribute Album Feat. Steve Earle, Billy Strings, Iris DeMent, & More

301 days ago
Stereogum In 2021, the widely beloved folk singer-songwriter Nanci Griffith died of natural causes at the age of 68. Now, Griffith’s friends, contemporaries, and admirers have put together a new tribute compilation called More Than A Whisper. more info

What's going on Thursday?

2158 days ago
Brooklyn VeganThe Lemon Twigs, Beach House, PopGun's 10th Anniversary (Bodega, Charly Bliss, more), Iris DeMent, Kevin Devine, and more Thursday options (including Thursday). Continue reading… more info

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy :: No Time to Cry (Merle Haggard/Iris DeMent)

2612 days ago
Aquarium DrunkardNo stranger to covers, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy returned to the fold earlier this month via his latest long-player, Best Troubador. An inspired collection of Merle Haggard covers, the vinyl edition of the double album arrived with a little lagniappe... more info

Bonnie Prince Billy – “No Time To Cry” (Iris DeMent Cover) Video

2613 days ago
StereogumBonnie Prince Billy recorded a cover of Iris DeMent's 1993 song "No Time To Cry" for the vinyl edition of his recent album Best Troubador , which is a tribute to Merle Haggard. The LP spans Haggard's songbook and includes renditions of "Mama Tried,"... more info

Shorties (The Fiction of John Le Carre, An Interview with Iris DeMent, and more)

3194 days ago
LargeHeartedBoyWilliam Boyd examined the fiction of John Le Carre at the New Statesman. Fresh Air interviewed singer-songwriter Iris DeMent. The Los Angeles Times interviewed author Eileen Myles. Mercury Rev's Jonathan Donahue discussed his favorite albums at The Q... more info

Why you need to hear these works by Iris DeMent and Lizzy Mercier Descloux

3269 days ago
L.A. Times - EntertainmentIris DeMent, "The Trackless Woods" (Flariella Records). "The Trackless Woods" is the product of a butterfly-effect series of events involving the exquisite singer Iris DeMent, a borrowed book from a friend and a first encounter with the work of 20th ... more info

Iris DeMent interview: After 16 years, the songs start to flow again

4180 days ago
Chicago TribuneIris DeMent’s much-celebrated 2012 release, “Sing the Delta” (Flariella), marked the singer’s first album of new material in 16 years. But it was an album of old-timey gospel songs she essentially released for herself in 2004, “Lifeline,”... more info

Iris DeMent: Sing the Delta – review

4278 days ago
Guardian Music(Flariella)Back in the 1990s, Iris DeMent was rightly considered to be one of the finest singer-songwriters in America. She wrote heart-tugging, country-tinged ballads such as Our Town, and ranked alongside the McGarrigles for her blend of emotion an... more info

Album review: Iris DeMent, 'Sing the Delta'

4309 days ago
Chicago Tribune3.5 stars (out of 4) more info

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