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Originally published Friday, March 22, 2013 at 5:32 AM

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Americana artists Iris Dement and Josh Ritter hit town

Haunting Southern balladeer Iris Dement and Idaho-born folk singer Josh Ritter are both in town this week. Dement plays the Triple Door. Ritter’s at the Neptune Theatre.

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Iris Dement, whose vinegary voice and haunting lyrics draw a huge cult following, has a long-awaited new album, “Sing the Delta,” from which she will no doubt sample liberally at the Triple Door this weekend. Older Northwest fans may remember the Arkansas native singing “Our Town” behind the finale of “Northern Exposure.” More recently, her voice adorned the remake of “True Grit.” Dement appears two, nonconsecutive nights, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Monday at the Triple Door, 216 Union St., Seattle; $35 (206-838-4333 or www.thetripledoor.net).

On an Americana front closer to home, Moscow, Idaho-raised Josh Ritter, once named by Paste magazine as one of the “100 Greatest Living Songwriters,” is in town with an offer you might not want to refuse. Every ticket to his show earns patrons a free digital copy of his new album, “The Beast In Its Tracks,” as well as the digital single “Joy to You Baby.” Ritter and the Royal City Band appear at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Neptune Theatre, 1303 N.E. 45th St., Seattle.; $27-$30 (877-784-4849 or www.stgpresents.org).

Paul de Barros, Seattle Times music critic

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