Tift Merritt

Born 8 January 1975.
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Tift Merritt speaks to Bob Harris

Tift Merritt joined Bob to talk about her new album Travelling Alone - hear all the chat and clips from Tift's session tracks.

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Catherine Tift Merritt (born January 8, 1975) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and North Carolina native. With her longtime band, she has built what has been called a "unique" and critically acclaimed body of work of "sonic short stories and poignant performances." She has been compared to artists like Joni Mitchell and Emmylou Harris.

Merritt has released five studio albums to date: two for Lost Highway Records, two for Fantasy Records, and one for Yep Roc Records. Her live albums so far are Home Is Loud released in 2005 and Buckingham Solo released in 2009.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of See You on the Moon

    See You on the Moon 2010

    Reviewed by Ninian Dunnett
    Polished bedsit balladry fails to shine.
  2. Review of Another Country

    Another Country 2008

    Reviewed by Tim Nelson
    These songs are as pretty as snowflakes.
  3. Review of Tambourine

    Tambourine 2004

    Reviewed by Sue Keogh
    With the ebullience of 'Tambourine' comes the loss of the tenderness of 'Bramble Rose'...
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