The New Yorker has called TIFT MERRITT “the bearer of a proud tradition of distaff country soul that reaches back to artists like Dusty Springfield and Bobbie Gentry,” a standard upholding that got underway in earnest with Bramble Rose, the 2002 solo debut that put her on the Americana map forever. As her sophomore album, Tambourine, was GRAMMY nominated for Best Country Album in 2004 and was followed by Another Country and See You on the Moon, Merritt found acclaim coming not just from critics and awards orgs but her own heroes, like Emmylou Harris, who marveled that Merritt “stood out like a diamond in a coal patch.”
Now a leading lady in her own right, Merritt is set to release her fifth LP, Travelling Alone this September, and she'll stop into the Drake Underground in support of the album. Opening the night will be locals, JERRY LEGER & THE SITUATION.
Advance tickets available at Rotate This & Soundscapes, and online at Ticketfly.