An Evening with Tift Merritt
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Historic Playmakers Theater
January 20 & 21, 2017
“…Restless, haunting songs, you’ll hear a lot of Emmylou Harris in this voice…” NPR
Stitch of the World, Merritt’s sixth studio album, scheduled for release on 1/27/17, was written on a friend’s farm in Marfa, Texas, at Merritt’s California cabin and in New York City in the wake of several major changes in her life. The album was recorded in Los Angeles while Merritt was six months pregnant, after which she relocated to her hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina.
Listen to Love Soldiers On off her soon to be released album.
The New Yorker has called Tift Merritt the bearer of a proud tradition of distaff country soul that reaches back to artists like Dusty Springfield and Bobbie Gentry, a standard upholding that got underway in earnest with Bramble Rose, the 2002 solo debut that put her on the Americana map forever. As her sophomore album, Tambourine, was followed by Another Country and See You on the Moon, Merritt found acclaim coming not just from critics and awards orgs but her own heroes, like Emmylou Harris, who marveled that Merritt stood out like a diamond in a coal patch.
Presented in association with Cat’s Cradle