“Merritt's voice summons up a picture of determination in the
face of lonesome heartache. It's material that's straight out of the Dolly
Parton or Tammy Wynette songbook, but Merritt makes it her own.” –Elle

“Merritt’s become a wonderful kind of musical veteran—one who’s attentive
to the capriciousness of her own inspiration while allowing herself time and space to tease out her ideas.” –NPR First Listen

Grammy Award-nominated artist Tift Merritt releases her highly-anticipated new album, Stitch of the World, today on Yep Roc Records. The album continues to receive widespread critical acclaim:

Stitch Of The World contains some of her best writing, and "Dusty Old Man" is the place to start.” –NPR Heavy Rotation

“With an instrumental bed composed of unpolished acoustic guitars, slinky pedal steel and a solid-yet-relaxed rhythm section, Stitch of the World showcases Merritt’s ability to let her songs breathe and unfold in a manner that allows her unassuming vocals to shine.” –Rolling Stone Country

“Very few artists can run the gamut between Dusty Springfield and Joni Mitchell as effortlessly as Tift Merritt. Those skills are on excellent display in Stitch of the World, her latest album.” –American Songwriter

Stitch of the World resonates like a book you just cannot put down. ” –Bust Magazine

In support of the release, Merritt will embark on a North American headline tour this spring, including stops in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, San Francisco, Philadelphia and more. Tickets are available here. See the full list of tour dates below.

Stitch of the World, Merritt’s sixth studio album, 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 on Stitch of the World with longtime friend Sam Beam of Iron & Wine after bumping in to him in an airport. The album was 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 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. Merritt recently joined Hiss Golden Messenger on select dates of their tour last fall as both a special guest, and playing as a member of frontman MC Taylor’s band. Taylor says, “Long before I knew Tift Merritt as a friend, her voice and songs were a constant companion to me all over the world, in times of dark and light. Her songs are real and wide open and deep. Her voice is as heavy as any I’ve ever heard and I'm thankful it exists in this world.”

Raised in North Carolina, Tift Merritt has released five full-length albums and two live records, including a recent reissue of her debut album Bramble Rose earlier this year. The New Yorker has called Tift Merritt “the bearer of a proud tradition of distaff country soul that reaches back to artists like Dusty Springfield and Bobbie Gentry.” Emmylou Harris calls her a diamond in a coal mine. She has performed with the NY Philharmonic and toured with artists as varied as Iron & Wine, Jason Isbell, Elvis Costello, and Gregg Allman. Her 2004 release Tambourine was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Album as well as three Americana Music Awards. In addition to recent recording and touring with Andrew Bird’s Hands of Glory, MC Taylor’s Hiss Golden Messenger and Simone Dinnerstein, Don Henley covered Merritt’s song “Bramble Rose” to open up his first solo album in fifteen years, Cass County

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Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.


February 19 /// Kansas City, MO /// Knuckleheads
February 22 /// Baton Rouge, LA /// Red Dragon Listening Room
February 23 /// Houston, TX /// Dosey Doe Big Barn
February 24 /// Austin, TX /// 3Ten
February 25 /// Dallas, TX /// Three Links
February 27 /// Oklahoma City, OK /// The Blue Door
March 1 /// St. Louis, MO /// Blueberry Hill
March 3 /// Louisville, KY /// KCD Theater
March 4 /// Nashville, TN /// City Winery
March 5 /// Atlanta, GA /// City Winery
March 28 /// Alexandria, VA /// The Birchmere
March 29 /// Philadelphia, PA /// World Cafe Live
March 31 /// New York, NY /// City Winery
April 1 /// Albany, NY /// Linda Theater
April 2 /// Cambridge, MA /// Club Passim (Early & Late Show)
April 5 /// Ann Arbor, MI /// The Ark
April 6 /// Evanston, IL /// SPACE
April 7 /// Milwaukee, WI /// Shank Hall
April 8 /// Minneapolis, MN /// Cedar Cultural Club
May 8 /// Phoenix, AZ /// Musical Instrument Museum
May 10 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Bootleg Front Room
May 11 /// San Francisco, CA /// Swedish American Hall
May 13 /// Portland, OR /// Fremont Theater
May 14 /// Seattle, WA /// The Triple Door
May 16 /// Denver, CO /// The Soiled Dove