Iris Dement

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Iris DeMent has plenty of patience. This fall, she released Sing the Delta, her first album of new material in 16 years. During that hiatus, music lovers had to be content with a few tongue-in-cheek duets DeMent recorded with folkie John Prine and a set of gospel tunes. It was well worth the wait. Faith is the record’s theme: having it, losing it and appreciating how it sustains loved ones, even when you don’t share their beliefs. DeMent’s primary instrument is her voice, but here, her demonstrative twang is accompanied by her piano-playing, which swells and rolls beneath most songs, lending them a churchy feel. Pedal steel guitar and Hammond B3 organ add embellishments, and low-key drumming lends a welcome bit of oomph. DeMent is unlikely to garner airplay on country radio, and that’s a shame, because songs like “If That Ain’t Love,” which is about faith, family and getting by, deserve a big audience. For this show, fans can see DeMent up close and personal. Don’t miss her; she might not make it to these parts again for awhile. —Raymond Simon

7:30pm. $32. World Cafe Live at The Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del. 302.994.1400. queen.worldcafelive.com

 

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WHEN
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Recurring: ONCE

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7:30pm. $32.

WHERE
World Cafe Live at the Queen , 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del
One time only on 01/22/2013. .

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