Before her last album, a collection of gospel standards released seven years ago, fans had weathered an eight-year drought, wondering if she’d record again. However intermittent her output may be, there’s a reason to stick along for the ride with Iris Dement—she’ll sing three notes and it’ll last for years. Here’s hoping she’ll play some new material, among songs from the wonderful records Infamous Angel and My Life, on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Sebastopol Community Center. 390 Morris St., Sebastopol. 8pm. $25–$28. 707.823.1511.