Iris DeMent is as credible as folksingers come: The 52-year-old singer-songwriter grew up singing traditional gospel and country music alongside 14 siblings in rural Arkansas. Once endorsed as "the best singer I ever heard" by no greater an authority than Merle Haggard, DeMent seems to emerge from another era entirely.
After a 16-year absence, DeMent recently returned with a gorgeous album called Sing the Delta. Hear her perform as part of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival, recorded live on Saturday, July 27 in Newport, R.I.
- "The Way I Should"
- "Making My Way Back Home"
- "The Kingdom Has Already Come"
- "Livin' On The Inside"
- "Out Of The Fire"
- "Walkin' Home"
- "This Love's Gonna Last"
- "Easy's Gettin' Harder Every Day"
- "The Night I Learned How Not To Pray"
- "Sing The Delta"
- "How Long?"
- "Morning Glory"
- "Go On Ahead And Go Home"
- "Keep On The Sunnyside (with Spirit Family Reunion)" (The Carter Family cover)