Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Tift Merritt unveils 'Stitch of the World'

Tift Merritt just released her new album, Stitch of the World via Yep Roc Records. She will embark on a North American headline tour this spring. Tickets are available here. See the full list of tour dates below.

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.

The time since the release of Traveling Alone has also found Merritt recording and touring with Andrew Bird in his Hands of Glory.

Raised in North Carolina, Tift Merritt has released five full-length albums and two live records, including a recent reissue of her debut album Bramble Rose earlier this year. She has performed with the NY Philharmonic and toured with artists as varied as Iron & Wine, Jason Isbell, Elvis Costello, and Gregg Allman. Her 2004 release Tambourine was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Album as well as three Americana Music Awards.

Don Henley covered Merritt’s song “Bramble Rose” to open up his first solo album in fifteen years, Cass County.

Tour dates:

February 19
Kansas City, MO
February 22
Baton Rouge, LA
Red Dragon Listening Room
February 23
Houston, TX
Dosey Doe Big Barn
February 24
Austin, TX
February 25
Dallas, TX
Three Links
February 27
Oklahoma City, OK
The Blue Door
March 1
St. Louis, MO
Blueberry Hill
March 3
Louisville, KY
KCD Theater
March 4
Nashville, TN
City Winery
March 5
Atlanta, GA
City Winery
March 28
Alexandria, VA
The Birchmere
March 29
Philadelphia, PA
World Cafe Live
March 31
New York, NY
City Winery
April 1
Albany, NY
Linda Theater
April 2
Cambridge, MA
Club Passim (Early & Late Show)
April 5
Ann Arbor, MI
The Ark
April 6
Evanston, IL
April 7
Milwaukee, WI
Shank Hall
April 8
Minneapolis, MN
Cedar Cultural Club
May 8
Phoenix, AZ
Musical Instrument Museum
May 10
Los Angeles, CA
Bootleg Theater – Bar Stage
May 11
San Francisco, CA
Swedish American Hall
May 13
Portland, OR
Mississippi Studios
May 14
Seattle, WA
The Triple Door
May 16
Denver, CO
The Soiled Dove

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