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Iris Dement
Singer Iris Dement plays songs from new album The Trackless Woods. And she'll perform a gospel song she grew up with. Her song Let the Mystery Be is used as the theme for the new season of HBO's The Leftovers Another of her songs was used in the Coen brothers film True Grit.

Thu, Nov 26, 2015 -- 1:00pm

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