Tift Merritt played Madison Square Park (pics & video), contributed music to Dorothy Of Oz
photos by Chris La Putt
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.
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.