Musings about music.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Artist To Watch - Tift Merritt

Tift Merritt isn't new to the music scene but she's new to me, and she might be new to you also.

Merritt began her professional career in 1998 playing small gigs in Chapel hill and Raleigh. I would describe her sound as country folk, she reminds me a bit of EmmyLou Harris. She has a new album being released on June 1, 2010 and I'm anxious to hear it. In addition, My Morning Jacket front man Jim James (aka Yim Yames) is featured on the upcoming track Feel Of The World.

I'm not usually big on "country" music, but she's got a beautiful voice, nice melodies, and the overall package is something I'm enjoying. She's streaming some new material on her official site and I can only assume they are tracks from the upcoming See You On The Moon.

For an example of her sound, check out her track Broken from her 2008 release Another Country(Fantasy Records).

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