DeMent describes herself as extremely shy, but says that "when the songs started coming to me, I felt I didn't have the option to hide and avoid" the stage. She spoke with Terry Gross (and played songs in-studio) in 2015.
Jonny's Secret Stash, Episode 19 with special guest Iris Dement. Don't miss her show at the Acorn on September 22. Special thanks to my special guest in the studio, Jen Weil who has self diagnosed Iris dementia.