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New Merritt song available

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 – A song from Tift Merritt's upcoming fall release can now be streamed online through Paste.

To Myself will be on Merritt's "Traveling Alone," due Oct. 2 on Yep Roc.

Merritt is set to tour North America in support of the new record, performing throughout the summer with Mary Chapin Carpenter before a headlining run in September and October, including a performance at the Americana Music Association Conference in Nashville on Sept. 15 and dates with Justin Townes Earle in November.

"Traveling Alone" was recorded in Brooklyn with Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, My Morning Jacket, Spoon) and features a guest appearance by Andrew Bird as well as performances by Marc Ribot, Rob Burger (Lucinda Williams, Iron & Wine, Rufus Wainwright), John Convertino (Calexico), Eric Heywood (The Jayhawks, Son Volt, Alejandro Escovedo) and Merritt's longtime collaborator Jay Brown.

"I really wanted to make a record that was real and raw," said Merritt. "I wanted to put together my dream cast and see if I could hold my own with them."

"To me, 'Traveling Alone' is about the roads on the inside - those places that are hard to see and not easy to send postcards from."

The new CD is the follow-up to 2010's "See You on the Moon."

Song on the CD are:

1. Traveling Alone

2. Sweet Spot

3. Drifted Apart

4. Still Not Home

5. Feeling of Beauty

6. Too Soon to Go

7. Small Talk Relations

8. Spring

9. To Myself

10. In the Way

11. Marks

Tour dates are:

July 25 Denver, CO Botanic Gardens*

July 26 Layton, UT Davis Arts Council*

July 28 Calgary, AB Calgary Folk Festival

July 31 Fargo, ND Fargo Theatre*

Aug. 1 Minneapolis, MN Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater*

Aug. 2 Milwaukee, WI Potawatomi Casino*

Aug. 3 Madison, WI Barrymore Theatre*

Aug. 4 Bayfield, WI Big Top Chautauqua*

Aug. 15 Englewood, NJ Bergen Performing Arts Center*

Aug. 22 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theater*

Aug. 23 Knoxville, TN Bijou*

Aug. 24 Atlanta, GA Atlanta Botanical Garden*

Sept. 6 Norwalk, CT Norwalk Concert Hall*

Sept. 7 Albany, NY The Egg*

Sept. 9 Ithaca, NY State Theatre*

Sept. 15 Nashville, TN AMA Conference

Sept. 16 Bristol, TN Rhythm & Roots Reunion

Sept. 21 Carrboro, NC Carrboro Town Commons

Sept. 22 Wilmington, NC Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

Sept. 23 New York, NY City Winery

Oct. 5 Chicago, IL City Winery

Oct. 8 Washington, DC The Birchmere

Oct. 9 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live

Oct. 10 Boston, MA Johnny D's

Oct. 12 Charlottesville, VA The Southern

Oct. 15 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios

Oct. 16 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern

Oct. 18 San Francisco, CA Cafe Du Nord

Oct. 19 Los Angeles, CA The Mint

Oct. 20 Santa Monica, CA McCabe's

Oct. 21 San Diego, CA Anthology

Nov. 2 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre &

Nov. 3 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls &

Nov. 4 West Long Branch, NJ Pollak Theatre at Monmouth Univ. &

Nov. 5 Burlington, VT Higher Ground &

Nov. 7 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall &

Nov. 8 Portsmouth, NH Portsmouth Music Hall &

Nov. 9 Norfolk, CT Infinity Hall &

Nov. 11 Westhampton, NY Westhampton Performing Arts Center &

Nov. 14 Blacksburg, VA Lyric Theatre &

Nov. 16 Charlotte, NC McGlohon Theater &

* with Mary Chapin Carpenter

& with Justin Townes Earle


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CD review - Stitch of the World Tift Merritt's gets off to a rip-roaring start by opening "Stitch of the World" with a song called "Dusty Old Man." If you can imagine it, the song sounds like Emmylou Harris fronting John Mellencamp's "Uh-huh" band from 1983. The album gets a little softer after this, although it's no less passionate throughout. Merritt may sing like a gentle soul, but she's the dedicated, persistent sort. Merritt follow's the gospel-tinged "Heartache ...
CD review - Traveling Alone On her first five studio albums, Tift Merritt has explored a wide stylistic range under the umbrella of folk rock. Out of the gate, "Bramble Rose" established Merritt as an artist of the first order, cracking the Top 50 on Billboard's Country chart and hitting a lot of critics' best-of-year lists. "Tambourine" found her working in a more soulful vein with a rockier beat, while its follow-up, "Another Country," was intimate, contemplative and powerful, and ...
CD review - See You on the Moon With each successive album, Tift Merritt has revealed more of her nuanced songwriting presence and considerable musical skills. On Merritt's almost universally acclaimed debut, 2002's "Bramble Rose," she introduced herself with songs that played to her folk/alt.country singer/songwriter strengths, while her sophomore album, 2004's "Tambourine," found her folding in more rock and soul influences, and with 2008's "Another Country," Merritt showed her ...


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