Tift Merritt On Mountain Stage The alt-country singer-songwriter plays old and new material, both solo and with the house band.

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Tift Merritt On Mountain Stage

Tift Merritt On Mountain Stage

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Tift Merritt returns to Mountain Stage, recorded live on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Grand Marais, Minn. Born in Texas and raised in North Carolina, Merritt rose to the top of the alt-country singer-songwriter scene back in 2002, with the release of Bramble Rose. With an assist from fellow North Carolinian Ryan Adams, Merritt released the Grammy-nominated Tambourine in 2004.

The decade since has seen a full and varied career, a recent highlight being Traveling Alone, which includes songs that have remained a staple of her live performances since its release in 2012. And just this year, The Eagles' Don Henley chose her "Bramble Rose" as the leadoff track for his album Cass County. For her special trip to Mountain Stage in northern Minnesota, Merritt performs a few old favorites and previews new songs that won't see studio release until at least sometime later this year. She performs here both solo and backed by the Mountain Stage house band, featuring Michael Lipton on lead guitar.

SET LIST

  • "Traveling Alone"
  • "Proclamation Bones"
  • "Small Talk Relations"
  • "Bramble Rose"
  • "My Boat"
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