Posted in movies | music | pictures | tour dates on June 23, 2011

photos by Chris La Putt

Tift Merritt

After a slight rain delay, alt country chanteuse Tift Merritt played a 90 minute free show in NYC's Madison Square Park last night (6/22). Backed by a full band, her setlist included a new song she wrote last week and a lot of songs off 2010's See You On The Moon. There's a picture of the setlist below though they didn't stick exactly to that.

In other Tift news, she has written a song or two to the soundtrack of the upcoming animated Dorothy of Oz movie which stars Lea Michele as Dorothy Gale, Dan Aykroyd as The Scarecrow, James Belushi as The Cowardly Lion, Hugh Dancy as Marshall Mallow, Kelsey Grammer as The Tin Man, Megan Hilty as China Princess, Oliver Platt as Wiser the Owl, Martin Short as The Jester, Patrick Stewart as Tugg, and Robert Nathaniel Bouchard as Munchkin #2. Megan gives Tift a shoutout in a video about the movie you can watch HERE, and there's a Tift mention on the movie's official site too. If you click around enough you'll find it.

Check out more pictures and some videos from the NYC show, and her remaining tour dates, below.

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Tift Merritt - Good Hearted Man - Madison Square... by brooklynvegan


Tift Merritt - See You On the Moon - Madison... by brooklynvegan


Tift Merritt - When I Cross Over - Madison... by brooklynvegan

Tift Merritt - 2011 Tour Dates
06-29-11 Paris, France Le Grand Rex. Tift opens for Gregg Allman.
07-01-11 London, UK Barbican. Tift opens for Gregg Allman. SOLD OUT
07-02-11 Birmingham, UK Symphony Hall. Tift opens for Gregg Allman.
07-04-11 London, UK The Borderline. Simon Lynge opens.
07-06-11 Edinburgh, UK Usher Hall. Tift opens for Gregg Allman.
07-07-11 Kinross, Scotland, UK Backstage at the Green Hotel
08-10-11 Boston, MA Museum of Fine Arts. Full band show. Bill Janovitz opens.

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Comments (6)

She is f'ing great. Sorry I missed this. Nice photos Chris!

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 6:43 AM

good show. good mix of old and new and very new and acoustic and electric. all around good songwriter and singer.

Posted by donn | June 23, 2011 10:15 AM

meowwwza! and yes, she's f'ing great.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 10:59 AM

Looking hot! Great pics. Seen her twice in concert in Scotland - great singer songwriter and comes across as a real nice human being. I get annoyed that she is the support act for others, she is a headline act.

Posted by Dave Carmichael | June 23, 2011 6:56 PM

Thanks for the px/songs...big Tift fan but weather kept me(us) away.

Posted by Jeff | June 23, 2011 8:06 PM

I resurrect this.

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2013 1:16 AM

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