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Tift Merritt

Song: Sweet Spot
Album: Sweet Spot
Genre: singer-songwriter, alt-country, americana, country rock

Catherine Tift Merritt (born January 8, 1975, in Houston, Texas, but moved to Raleigh, North Carolina soon after) is an American singer-songwriter, musician. She is currently based in New York.

In 2000, Tift won Merlefest’s Chris Austin Songwriting contest, and with the help of Ryan Adams, found herself with a manager and a recording contract with Lost Highway records. The band headed to LA to record her first release, Bramble Rose, in 2002, produced by Ethan Johns. The record landed on Time Magazine’s and New Yorker’s top ten lists and was called the best debut of the year in any genre by the Associated Press.– Excerpt from Last.Fm

Tift Merritt made an appearance on the CW’s Hart of Dixie last night. Sweet spot was released exclusively on itunes today. Listen to the tune above or visit Facebook to stream it.  

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Posted by on February 7, 2012 in Daily Song


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Peter Bradley Adams

Song: Between Us
Album: Between Us
Genre: singer-songwriter, folk, indie, acoustic pop, alt-country

Peter Bradley Adams is a American folk-pop singer-songwriter from Birmingham, Alabama. Before embarking on his solo career in 2005, Adams was a founding member of the critically-acclaimed folk/pop duo Eastmountainsouth (formed in 2001 with Kat Maslich-Bode). Since eastmountainsouth split in 2004, Adams has garnered critical acclaim as a solo artist: In May 2009, “Leavetaking” earned IAP’s “Best CD’s of 2008” Award for Best Singer-Songwriter-Male. Adams released his third solo album titled “Traces” with Sarathan Records on October 20, 2009. His 2011 CD “Between Us” was released on Mishara Music. – Excerpt from Last.Fm

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Posted by on January 26, 2012 in Daily Song


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Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Song: Home
Album: Up From Below
Genre: Folk, Indie, Indie Pop, Alt-Country
Last.Fm: Last.Fm Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Page

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros is an American indie-folk ensemble band led by Alex Ebert, vocalist of the power-pop group Ima Robot. The band’s first full-length recording, Up from Below, was released July 7, 2009 digitally and July 14, 2009 physically on Vagrant Records. Its first show as a full band was played July 18, 2007 at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California.

After breaking up with his girlfriend, moving out of his house, and joining a 12-step program for addiction, Ebert began work on a story about a messianic figure named Edward Sharpe. According to Ebert, Sharpe “was sent down to Earth to kinda heal and save mankind … but he kept getting distracted by girls and falling in love.” Ebert later met singer Jade Castrinos in Los Angeles. In the summer of 2009, as Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Ebert and Castrinos toured the country with a group of fellow musicians in a big white school bus.

Its song “Home” was voted number 15 on the Australian Triple J Hottest 100’s 2009 countdown, the largest music poll in the world.– Excerpt from Last.Fm

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Posted by on January 22, 2012 in Daily Song


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Song: Half Acre
Album: Rabbit Songs
Genre: folk, alt-country, americana, indie

A Brooklyn, New York-based band who fuse together a mix of traditional American music with contemporary styles. The group draw influences from a variety of musical genres, particularly folk, country, alt-country, americana and rock.

Hem are sometimes described as ‘chamber-folk’, due to their combination of orchestral and folk instrumentation; some critics have also tagged them as ‘countrypolitan’.

Band members include Sally Ellyson (vocals), Daniel Messé (piano, accordion, glockenspiel), Gary Maurer (guitar, mandolin), Steve Curtis (guitar, mandolin, banjo, backing vocals), Catherine Popper (bass guitar), Mark Brotter (drums), Bob Hoffnar (pedal steel guitar), Heather Zimmerman (violin), and later Dawn Landes (backing vocals, glockenspiel).– Excerpt from Last.Fm

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Posted by on January 20, 2012 in Daily Song


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