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Tift Merritt’s Stitch Of The World set for release January 27 on Yep Roc Records

Grammy Award-nominated artist Tift Merritt’s new album Stitch of the World will be released January 27 on Yep Roc Records. Listen to “Love Soldiers On,” the second song from the album here. Preorder Stitch of The World here.

Dusty Old Man,” the album’s first single, recently premiered via Rolling Stone Country. Listen here.

Stitch of the World, Merritt’s sixth studio album, was written on a friend’s farm in Marfa, Texas, at Merritt’s California cabin and in New York City in the wake of several major changes in her life. Merritt workshopped the songs on Stitch of the World with longtime friend Sam Beam of Iron & Wine after bumping in to him in an airport. The album was recorded in Los Angeles while Merritt was six months pregnant, after which she relocated to her hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina.

The time since the release of Traveling Alone has also found Merritt recording and touring with Andrew Bird in his Hands of Glory, MC Taylor’s Hiss Golden Messenger and classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein.

Merritt’s tour this fall will include select dates on Hiss Golden Messenger’s tour as both a special guest, and playing as a member of frontman MC Taylor’s band. Taylor says, “Long before I knew Tift Merritt as a friend, her voice and songs were a constant companion to me all over the world, in times of dark and light. Her songs are real and wide open and deep. Her voice is as heavy as any I’ve ever heard and I’m thankful it exists in this world.” See full list of tour dates below.

Raised in North Carolina, Tift Merritt has released five full-length albums and two live records, including a recent reissue of her debut album Bramble Rose earlier this year. The New Yorker has called Tift Merritt “the bearer of a proud tradition of distaff country soul that reaches back to artists like Dusty Springfield and Bobbie Gentry.” Emmylou Harris calls her a diamond in a coal mine. She has performed with the NY Philharmonic and toured with artists as varied as Iron & Wine, Jason Isbell, Elvis Costello, and Gregg Allman. Her 2004 release Tambourine was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Album as well as three Americana Music Awards. In addition to recent recording and touring with Andrew Bird’s Hands of Glory, MC Taylor’s Hiss Golden Messenger and Simone Dinnerstein, Don Henley covered Merritt’s song “Bramble Rose” to open up his first solo album in fifteen years, Cass County.



*as Special Guest and with Hiss Golden Messenger band

†with Hiss Golden Messenger band

November 5

Minneapolis, MN

Turf Club*

November 6

Chicago, IL

Old Town School*

November 15

Brooklyn, NY

Music Hall of Williamsburg*

November 18

Carrboro, NC

Cat’s Cradle†

December 4

Charleston, WV

Mountain Stage – Culture Center Theater

January 20

Raleigh, NC

Playmaker’s Theater

January 21

Raleigh, NC

Playmaker’s Theater

February 22

Baton Rouge, LA

Red Dragon Listening Room

February 23

Houston, TX

Dosey Doe

February 24

Austin, TX


February 25

Dallas, TX

Three Links

February 27

Oklahoma City, OK

The Blue Door

March 1

St. Louis, MO

Blueberry Hill

March 3

Louisville, KY

KCD Theater

March 4

Nashville, TN

City Winery

March 5

Atlanta, GA

City Winery

March 28

Alexandria, VA

The Birchmere

March 29

Philadelphia, PA

World Cafe Live

March 31

New York, NY

City Winery

April 1

Albany, NY

Linda Theater

April 2

Cambridge, MA

Club Passim (Early & Late Show)

April 5

Ann Arbor, MI

The Ark

April 6

Evanston, IL


April 7

Milwaukee, WI

Shank Hall

April 8

Minneapolis, MN

Cedar Cultural Club

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