Grammy-nominated artist Tift Merritt to release new album Stitch of the World on January 27th, 2017 via Yep Roc Records! Stitch of the World, Merritt’s sixth studio album, 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.
Merritt workshopped the songs on Stitch of the World with longtime friend Sam Beam of Iron & Wine after bumping in to him in an airport. The album was recorded in Los Angeles while Merritt was six months pregnant, after which she relocated to her hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina. Pre-order HERE!
Nov 29 2016
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Bramble Rose, the debut album by Tift Merritt, celebrated its 14 year anniversary last month with a recently released deluxe limited vinyl edition. Don Henley recalls of its title track, “I’d wanted to record that song ever since I heard it!”. Henley followed through with that desire when it became the stunning lead-off track on his #1 2015 country album, Cass County featuring guest vocalists Miranda Lambert and Mick Jagger.
This week’s Top Tune “Virginia, No One Can Warn You” is another beauty from that album. American Songwriter exclaimed, “A clever one-shot video and production from Ethan Johns, “Virginia, No One Can Warn You” seems to be an artful way of one person realizing that some lessons just have to be learned the hard way.” In any case continues American Songwriter, “it’s a fine display of Merritt’s talent as a songwriter and performer and an example of how a sublime early song can sometimes set the table for an entire career”. Hear, Hear!
Contact & Licensing info:
“Virginia, No One Can Warn You” was written by Tift Merritt. Published by Train Penny Publishing (BMI), administered by Measurable Music LLC, a Notable Music Co. Contact: Damon Booth / firstname.lastname@example.org. Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. Contact: Sean McGraw / email@example.com. Master controlled by Universal Music Group.
Mar 09 2016
Bramble Rose, the debut album by Tift Merritt, celebrates its 14 year anniversary with a deluxe re-release on limited edition vinyl, featuring reimagined artwork. Don Henley recalls of its title track, “I’d wanted to record that song ever since I heard it”, before releasing the song on his #1 2015 country album Cass County (featuring guest vocalists Miranda Lambert and Mick Jagger). Available on Feb 19th, click HERE to pre-order.
“There was so much sweetness in that time, something pure in making a first record. We were so excited to be in the studio together, to be in Los Angeles — everything was ahead and everything was happening for the first time. When I think of how all the miles I’ve seen began with this little seed, it gives me a great deal of hope. I could tell you 1,000 tender stories from those days. But maybe that is what those songs are.” – Tift Merritt
Feb 11 2016
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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”.
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org & Sean McGraw / email@example.com. Master controlled by Yep Roc Records / contact: Ryan Dimock / firstname.lastname@example.org
Sep 16 2015