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Goodnight, John-Boy

21 Apr

I know I should be writing about how Iris DeMent is incredibly talented and how she’s one of the most compelling voices in country/folk music today, but what I want to discuss is how she’s the youngest of 14 children.  I’m fascinated by that.  It seems so unnatural – although I guess it’s likely the opposite.

Here’s my favorite song off of her first album, “Our Town.”  I’d like to think that “nothing good ever lasts” is untrue, but I suspect she may have been on to something there. And on that atypical pessimistic note, download this beauty here.