Tift Merritt Adds New US Tour Dates


Having recently performed at the Americana Music Association Conference in Nashville, Merritt is touring North America in support of the new record. Dates include a fall tour with Justin Townes Earle before a February headlining tour throughout the east coast and southeast. Please see below for a list of shows.

Traveling Alone was recorded in Brooklyn with Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, My Morning Jacket, Spoon) and features a guest appearance by Andrew Bird as well as performances by Marc Ribot, Rob Burger (Lucinda Williams, Iron & Wine, Rufus Wainwright), John Convertino (Calexico), Eric Heywood (The Jayhawks, Son Volt, Alejandro Escovedo) and Merritt’s longtime collaborator Jay Brown. “I really wanted to make a record that was real and raw,” notes Merritt. “I wanted to put together my dream cast and see if I could hold my own with them.” She goes on, “To me, Traveling Alone is about the roads on the inside—those places that are hard to see and not easy to send postcards from.”

Traveling Alone follows Tift’s critically lauded 2010 album See You on the Moon, which NPR Music called “beautiful and aching” and People Magazine hailed as “a most important step forward in a remarkable artistic journey that continues to search, penetrate, and surprise.” New York Magazine raved that the record was “brilliant” and The Wall Street Journal declared that Merritt is “working in the tradition of Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and Leonard Cohen.”

Tift Merritt lives in New York City with her husband and longtime collaborator Zeke Hutchins. Her debut album Bramble Rose came out in 2002 and she has since released three full-length albums and two live records. Merritt has toured throughout the United States and Europe, performing with artists including Iron & Wine, Elvis Costello and Emmylou Harris. Her 2004 release Tambourine was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Album as well as three Americana Music Awards. Tift is also beginning her fifth year as the host of monthly interview show “The Spark” for NPR/KRTS Marfa, TX Public Radio; guests on the show have included Emmylou Harris, writer Nick Hornby, artist Kiki Smith and singer-songwriter Roseanne Cash.

* with Justin Townes Earle
† with Andrew Bird

November 1 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre*
November 2 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre*
November 3 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls*
November 4 West Long Branch, NJ Pollack Theatre at Monmouth U.*
November 5 Burlington, VT Higher Ground*
November 7 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall*
November 8 Portsmouth, NH Portsmouth Music Hall*
November 9 Norfolk, CT Infinity Hall*
November 10 Port Chester, NY Capitol Theatre*
November 11 Westhampton, NY Westhampton Performing Arts Ctr.*
November 13 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live*
November 14 Blacksburg, VA Lyric Theatre*
November 15 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle*
November 16 Charlotte, NC McGlohon Theatre*
November 17 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Theatre*
November 19 Copenhagen, Denmark Amager Bio†
November 20 Göteborg, Sweden Pustervik†
November 22 London, U.K. Assembly Hall Islington
November 23 Oxford, U.K. Bullingdon Arms
November 25 Manchester, U.K. Manchester Ruby Lounge
November 26 Edinburgh, U.K. Pleasance Courtyard & Theatre
November 28 Newcastle, U.K. Cluny
December 2 Oslo, Norway John Dee
December 3 Stockholm, Sweden Nalen
December 4 Göteborg, Sweden Pustervik
December 6 Berlin, Germany Quasimodo
February 1 Albany, NY The Linda Theater
February 5 Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern
February 7 Evanston, IL SPACE
February 8 Milwaukee, WI Shank Hall
February 9 St. Louis, MO Off Broadway
February 10 Louisville, KY Uncle Slayton’s
February 13 Dallas, TX The Kessler
February 14 Austin, TX The Parish
February 15 Houston, TX McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
February 20 Knoville, TN The Square Room
February 21 Asheville, NC The Grey Eagle
February 22 Atlanta, GA Terminal West
February 23 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley