New Tift Merritt iTunes E.P.

 

As
Autumn closes in, Merritt asks someone to “Please Break the Stillness”

By Brian Creech

 

Tift Merritt has had a busy year.  After recording her latest album, Another Country, in France earlier
this year, she took to the road and has been there ever since.  She’s taken a trek across the US, with a tour of the British
Isles thrown in for good measure. She performed on Leno and
Letterman, and got to sing a duet with Emmylou Harris.  As autumn sets in, you’d think Tift would be
in the mood to throw on a sweater, curl up next to the fire, and take a bit of
a break.

 

Not so.  On September
16th, Fantasy Records released an exclusive iTunes digital only 5 song EP
entitled “Please Break the Stillness of the Middle of the Night”. It
features two unreleased Merritt originals, “Wayward and Weary” and
“Last To Know,” and a cover of George Harrison’s “I Live for
You”. Also included are a remixed version of Merritt’s “Morning Is My
Destination” and an acoustic version of “Tell Me Something True”, both from Another Country.

 

Given Merritt’s calming vocals and her tendency to write
seductively comfortable songs, this record is sure to become one of this year’s
best albums to get cozy too.  Merritt is
on tour through October 2nd, so why don’t you slide into your slippers, grab a
glass of milk, and settle in for a relaxing show.

 

 

Tour
Dates:

 

Fri Sep 19 ’08 (7:30 PM)         Norfolk, VA   
           Attucks
Theatre

 Fri
Sep 26 ’08 (7:30 PM)
        Jackson, WY               Center Theater

 Sat
Sep 27 ’08 (8 PM)
            Boise, ID                     The
Grizzly Rose

 Mon
Sep 29 ’08 (7:30 PM)
     Seattle, WA    The Triple Door

 Tue
Sep 30 ’08 (8 PM)
           Bend, OR                    The Annex

 Wed
Oct 1 ’08 (7:30 PM)
      Eugene, OR    The Shedd / John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts

 Thu
Oct 2 ’08 (6 PM)
Santa Rosa,
CA          KRSH Backyard Concert Series

 

 

 

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