Tift Merritt Announces New Album for 2017 – UK Dates

tiftAnd you don’t have to wait until then as you can hear a new song from it “Love Soldiers On” below.  Grammy Award-nominated artist Tift Merritt’s new album Stitch of the World will be released January 27 on Yep Roc Records. Her sixth studio album, it 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 with longtime friend Sam Beam of Iron & Wine after bumping in to him in an airport, and it was then 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 (2012) 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.

UK 2017 Dates:

Tuesday 31st January – London, The Lexington – Headline Show
Friday 3rd February – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Celtic Connections
Sunday 5th February – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Celtic Connections
Monday 6th February – London, Royal Festival Hall – Transatlantic Sessions Tour
Tuesday 7th February – Cambridge, Corn Exchange – Transatlantic Sessions Tour
Wednesday 8th February – Gateshead, The Sage – Transatlantic Sessions Tour
Thursday 9th February – Birmingham, Symphony Hall – Transatlantic Sessions Tour
Friday 10th February – Manchester, Bridgewater Hall – Transatlantic Sessions Tour

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