Tift Merritt (by Chris LaPutt)
Tift Merritt

Singer-songwriter Tift Merritt has summer shows scheduled up through August 9th, when she plays the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. Those dates also include a stop at the Newport Folk Festival on August 1st.

Before those though, Merritt will perform in NYC tonight (July 1st) at a free show with Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion. The gig was supposed to happen at Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, but...

"Due to a threat of inclement weather, tonight's Tift Merritt/Sarah Lee Guthrie/Johnny Irion show has been moved to Stuyvesant High School at 345 Chambers St. Start time is still 7pm. Space is limited, so the first come, first served system will be in effect. "

The Jay Reatard show, also scheduled outdoors tonight, is still on (as far as we know), and the Celebrate Brooklyn gig with MGMT, Kuroma and Suckers at the Prospect Park Bandshell is -- as always (allegedly) -- rain or shine.

Tift Merritt's 2005 Lost Highway release, Tambourine, earned her a Grammy nomination for the Best Country Album of the Year. Her newsest album, recorded live and acoustic, is called Buckingham Solo. It came out earlier this year, and is available through Fantasy Records and on iTunes. She discussed that record and played live on WNRN in April. That, with all tour dates, is below...

Tift Merritt and fan...
Tift Merritt

WNRN - Tift Merritt Interview Charlottesville, Virginia on April 22, 2009

Tift Merritt - Hopes Too High

Tift Merritt - Keep You Happy

Tift Merritt - Broken

Tift Merritt - 2009 Tour Dates
01 Jul: New York City @ River To River Festival
09 Jul: Santa Monica CA @ Twilight Dance Series
12 Jul: Snowbird UT @ Snowbird Mountain Music Festival
14 Jul: Hailey ID @ The Mint
15 Jul: Boise ID @ The Egyptian Theatre
18 Jul: Alta WY @ Targhee Fest
24 Jul: Telluride CO @ Sheridan Opera House
01 Aug: Newport RI @ Newport Folk Festival
05 Aug: Northampton MA @ The Iron Horse
07 Aug: Oak Bluffs MA @ Union Chapel Theatre
09 Aug: Edmonton AB @ Edmonton Folk Music Festival

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