Posts Tagged ‘Americana Music Festival’

Tift Merritt – Traveling Alone

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This week marks the two year anniversary of the release of the deluxe expanded edition of Tift Merritt’s beautiful & affecting album, Traveling Alone. Called “her best album yet” by The Wall Street Journal & The New York Times, the special expanded set comes packaged with an illustrated hardbound lyric book with art commissioned by Diana Sudyka. Available in CD and Vinyl box sets, the bonus album Traveling Companion features 10 unreleased acoustic tracks, including Merritt originals and two covers from Joni Mitchell and Tom Waits. It’s an astounding collection, we highly recommend picking it up!

You can catch Tift in concert this week on September 17 at Mountain Stage (Grand Marais, MN) and September 19 – Americana Music Festival w/Loretta Lynn, Steve Earle, & Gillian Welch - at the Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville, TN. On September 24th - Tift returns to the Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love in Marfa, TX

In other Tift Merritt news, on September 25th, Capitol Records will release Cass County, Don Henley‘s first solo album in 15 years. The album features a cover of Tift’s 2004 tune “Bramble Rose” (w/guest vocalists Mick Jagger & Miranda Lambert) as the lead off track. Don Henley’s first ever taping of Austin City Limits will premiere on October 24. Ashley Monroe and Jamey Johnson join him on Merritt’s “Bramble Rose”.

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Contact & Licensing:
“Traveling Alone” written by Tift Merritt. Published by Train Penny Publishing (BMI) administered by Measurable Music LLC/Downtown Music Publishing / contact: Damon Booth / & Sean McGraw / Master controlled by Yep Roc Records / contact: Ryan Dimock /

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Tim Easton – Troubled Times

This week’s Top Tune comes from Tim Easton’s forthcoming album, Not Cool, available August 20th via Thirty Tigers. This album is a tightly wound gearbox of tunes that showcase Tim’s influences, including Doc Watson, Elmore James, and Keith Richards.

Easton recently re-located from Joshua Tree California to East Nashville where he recorded Not Cool with producers and long time collaborative team Robin Eaton and Brad Jones (Butterfly Boucher, The Spinto Band, Josh Rouse, Missy Higgins). Featured tracks include “Don’t Lie” (video coming soon), “Troubled Times”, and “Four Queens”. Tim has been turning heads all year with rave performances at Folk Alliance, SXSW, The Bluebird Cafe, along with tours of Japan with the UK and EU coming this Fall. Easton will be a featured performer along with Notable roster-mate Rosanne Cash at 2013′s Americana Music Festival Sept 18-22, Nashville, TN.

You can pre-order cds, vinyl, posters and more at Tim’s website. If you live in Nashville, come on down Aug 20 to Tim’s record release show at Grimey’s Record Shop.

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Contact & Licensing:
“Troubled Times” written by Tim Easton. Published by Campfire Propaganda (ASCAP) administered by Some Kind of Music LLC, a Notable Music Co. / contact: Damon Booth / Master controlled by Tim Easton.

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