Posts Tagged ‘Tift Merritt’

El Cosmico Trans-Pecos Festival of Music & Love

EC trans pecos 2017 no lineup short 817x1024 El Cosmico Trans Pecos Festival of Music & LoveIt’s that time of the year when a group of intrepid wanderers convene in Marfa, Texas for a weekend of live music, sandlot baseball, workshops, art installations and more. It all kicks off September 28th at the 12th annual Trans-Pecos Festival. Performers include our own Tift Merritt along with Lee Ann Womack, Robert Ellis, Erika Wennerstrom, Jenny Lewis, & many more. Click HERE for more info.

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Tift Merritt – My Boat

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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.

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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 / info@notablemusic.net. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. Contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com. Used Master controlled by Yep Roc Records.

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Tift Merritt’s Stitch of the World Available Today

14525001 10153916374002606 487824819587230452 o 1024x1024 Tift Merritts Stitch of the World Available TodayA 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.

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Tift Merritt – Heartache Is an Uphill Climb

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NPR says of this week’s top tune; “once it gathers steam, the song turns into a strong-willed, AM soul-pop tune that portrays heartache not as a season to be passively endured so much as one to be slowly, strenuously overcome”.

Ya! The tune they’re talking about is a new one by Tift Merritt and to our ears, an instant classic. One of many poignant, hopeful, honest ditties on her new album dropping this Friday January 27th entitled Stitch of the World (Yep Roc Records).

Tift once again has plucked the best 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.

Elle describes the song as “material that’s straight out of the Dolly Parton or Tammy Wynette songbook, but Merritt makes it her own.” Could not agree more!

The official Stitch of the World Tour begins Saturday in Amsterdam followed by a heavy dose of UK dates and a full North American Tour through May 16th. Not to be missed! Click HERE for info and tickets.

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Contact & Licensing info:

“Heartache Is an Uphill Climb” written by Tift Merritt. Published by Obscure Superhero Music (ASCAP), administered by Some Kind of Music LLC, a Notable Music Co. Contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. Contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com. Master controlled by Yep Roc Records.

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