This news of a new record from Iris Dement is a “holy shit!” kind of moment for me. The last time I wrote about Iris was back in 2004 when she released the gospel record Lifeline. Now 8 years later her new record is scheduled to come out on October 2. It’s titled Sing The Delta and on the songs I’ve heard that is exactly what she does. But it was another gospel number “Leaning On the Everlasting Arms” that was the standout track for me. There are very few living singers who can impart such emotion in a gospel tinged song. This is what God was thinking when he created Iris Dement’s voice
Pre-order the new record now here.