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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 / info@notablemusic.net & Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com. Master controlled by Yep Roc Records / contact: Ryan Dimock / ryan@yeprocmusicgroup.com

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Tift Merritt – Feeling of Beauty

Driving without destination,
Leaving our clothes there on the bank and
Swimming in a river with no name.

This week’s top tune is one of our favorite songs of the past year and comes from the critically acclaimed Tift Merritt lp, Traveling Alone. One year after it’s initial release, the set gets a well-deserved expanded deluxe edition treatment from the fine folks at Yep Roc Records.

The package is available now and comes with a bonus album called, Traveling Companion, which features 10 unreleased acoustic tracks including Merritt Originals and two covers from Joni Mitchell and Tom Waits. It was recorded earlier this year in Brooklyn’s Mason Jar Music studio with guitarist Eric Heywood (The Jayhawks, Son Volt, Alejandro Escovedo). Tift commissioned images from artist Diana Sudyka in a hardbound lyric book which is also included.

Available in both CD and LP formats, the premiere LP version includes three 180-gram LPs that span both Traveling Alone and Traveling Companion, the hardbound lyric book and three custom postcards. Truly stunning!

You can catch Tift again on tour coming up October 4th at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival before a supporting run with Over The Rhine. Click here for more details.

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Contact & Licensing:
“Feeling of Beauty” written by Tift Merritt. Published by Train Penny Publishing (BMI) administered by Measurable Music LLC, a Notable Music Co. / contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net. Master controlled by Yep Roc Records / contact: Ryan Dimock / ryan@yeprocmusicgroup.com

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Tift Merritt Traveling Alone Expanded Edition – available today

tift merritt 1506 Tift Merritt Traveling Alone Expanded Edition   available todayHappy release day! One year after its initial release, the expanded version comes packaged with an illustrated hardbound lyric book. Tift Merritt commissioned the images from artist Diana Sudyka to help bring her words to life, packaged in a vintage book inspired by her travels and penchant for old fabrics, wallpapers and bookstores. In addition to Traveling Alone, bonus album Traveling Companion features 10 unreleased acoustic tracks, including Merritt originals and two covers from Joni Mitchell and Tom Waits, recorded this year in Brooklyn’s Mason Jar Music studio with guitarist Eric Heywood (The Jayhawks, Son Volt, Alejandro Escovedo).

This special companion package comes in both CD and LP formats. The CD version includes the hardbound, vintage-inspired book with two CDs in swinging pockets bound within the book’s pages. The premiere vinyl LP version includes three 180-gram LPs that span both Traveling Alone and Traveling Companion, the hardbound lyric book and three custom postcards. Both come with a free digital download code insert, courtesy of the fine folks at Yep Roc Records.

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