We have an Artist from our area of considerable talent and much deserved critical renown. You might be excused if you have not heard of Tift Merritt only if you have been living inside a sensory deprivation tank, deep within a Himalayan mountain cave for the last 20 years.
Truly this artist deserves 5 minutes of your precious time this Friday afternoon with these two recent recordings as they amply express her lyrical gift for storytelling and the vibrancy of her live, impromptu pared down performance. The unbridled pure joy of performance and a genuine connection to her audience always shines through.


Here is a great track from her early NYC days with, drummer husband, Zeke Hutchings. A performance at the Highline in Manhattan.


Here is a classic Tift song with the original band lineup-including Zeke Hutchings on drums.


Tift Merritt – Virginia, No One Can Warn You
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Music video by Tift Merritt performing Virginia, No One Can Warn You. (C) 2001 Mercury Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.