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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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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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