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Saturday, July 5 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Tift Merritt

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"Tift Merritt is the bearer of a proud tradition of distaff country soul that reaches back to artists like Dusty Springfield and Bobbie Gentry,” ~ The New Yorker

I’ve always had a taste for traveling alone,” Tift Merritt sings in the title track of her fifth album. This time around, she got to prove it, “calling the shots myself and letting myself go wherever I needed to go” at a point in time when she was a free agent without label or manager. Then Merritt put together her “dream cast” of fellow travellers to play on 'Traveling Alone', which found its happy home at her new label, Yep Roc. The road less taken doesn’t preclude good company.

For 'Traveling Alone' Merritt knew, and got, exactly the journeymen she wanted. The sound is both spare and luxurious. “Maybe I was bored with bells and whistles and wanted to go without them. It might have been that I didn’t have enough money for bells and whistles,” she quips. “But once you get in that sweet spot where things feel real and right, you just want to burrow down in that feeling. There’s a beautiful economy of motion in that place.” Who wouldn’t want to tag along? 

Saturday July 5, 2014 7:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Barney Danson Theatre

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