Tift Merritt‘s 2017 Stitch of the World tour hits UK/EU this week with the fabulous Jason Isbell!
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And still my shadow is waiting for you
like it always used to
Hanging around and looking behind me
so that you can find me
In the eastern light
On this week’s Top Tune, Tift Merritt accompanied by Sam Beam of Iron & Wine, delivers a gorgeous and haunting elegy to a failed relationship. It’s one of our faves on Merritt’s most recent album Stitch of the World which features the best of the best; Jay Bellerose on drums, Jennifer Condos on bass, Eric Heywood on pedal steel, and Marc Ribot on guitar.
“This album will be on many year-end lists come December” – Exclaim.
Tift’s UK/EU Fall tour begins Monday Oct 23rd with the great Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires including a headlining show at St. Barnabas Church in Oxford on don’t miss!
TIFT MERRITT FALL TOUR:
10/23 Omeara – London UK
10/24 St Barnabas – Oxford UK
10/25 Albert Hall – Manchester UK
10/26 O2 Academy – Glasgow UK
10/27 Olympia Theatre – Dublin, Ireland
10/29 Brighton Dome – Brighton UK
10/30 Roundhouse – London UK
10/31 Symphony Hall – Birmingham UK
11/2 Le Cafe de la Danse – Paris, France
11/3 Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, Belgium
11/4 TakeRoot Festival – Groningen, Netherlands
11/6 Paradise – Amsterdam, Netherlands
11/7 Uebel & Gefährlich – Hamburg, Germany
11/8 Columbia Theater – Berlin, Germany
11/10 Sentrum Sene – Oslo, Norway
11/11 Sentrum Scene – Oslo, Norway
11/12 Munchenbryggeriet – Stockholm, Sweden
11/14 DR Koncerthuset – Kobenhavn, Denmark
11/17 Cafe Berlin – Madrid, Spain
11/18 Rocksound – Barcelona, Spain
11/19 MusicBox – Lisbon, Portugal
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No one will be denied on my boat, on my boat
No getting ahead or falling behind on my boat, on my boat
Just having a real big time on my boat on my boat
No one will be denied on my boat, on my boat, on my boat
On her new album Stitch of the World, Tift Merritt adapts the lyrics of this week’s stunner of a top tune from the late, great short-story writer Raymond Carver. His poem “My Boat” was written in Port Angeles in the spring of 1984. There will be room for all his friends on this boat, no one will be denied. With Carver’s All of Us: The Collected Poems in hand, this poem for Tift “leapt up like lightning”. Its message of kinship and inclusion is offered in a time of great division in our country and “it makes it just a little bit easier to believe that scars do heal and love soldiers on”. – Slant Magazine.
Check out a lovely intimate performance of the song at Paste Studios in NYC with mister Eric Heywood on guitar HERE.
Contact & Licensing info:
“My Boat” music written by Tift Merritt based on the Poem “My Boat” by Raymond Carver. Published by the Estate of Raymond Carver & by Obscure Superhero Music (ASCAP). Administered by Some Kind of Music LLC, a Notable Music Co. Contact: Damon Booth / firstname.lastname@example.org. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. Contact: Sean McGraw / email@example.com. Used Master controlled by Yep Roc Records.
A thoughtful, sensitive, personal collection of songs, Tift Merritt‘s stellar new album Stitch of the World is here! Tift once again has plucked a top supporting cast for the album which includes Marc Ribot and lap-steel specialist Eric Heywood on guitars, drummer extraordinaire Jay Bellerose and the wonderful Jennifer Condos on bass. Iron & Wine‘s Sam Beam serves as co-producer and backup singer on what marks Merritt’s sixth studio release.
Tift on her album title: “for my 40th birthday, I rented a cabin in California. It had such an amazing vista — the Pacific forever, cliffs, trees and stars — it didn’t seem real. I thought how lucky I was, and about invisible ties that link us to one another and to the world. And sewing — it’s a delicate thing. You can pull too hard or get thread twisted or torn. You’ve got to be careful – and still go blindly and joyfully forward.” The album features singles “Dusty Old Man”, “Love Soldiers On”, and “Heartache Is an Uphill Climb”. Merritt delivers a poignant set and is currently on tour through May 2017! Order HERE.