TIFT MERRITT CURATES SPECIAL EVENING AT NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF ART

STITCH OF THE WORLD DELUXE EDITION OUT NOW VIA YEP ROC RECORDS

"The image Tift Merritt uses as the title of the album, Stitch of the World, is one that knits together rivers and mountains, shadows and sunshine, to form a blanket over the world. It's a dream of comfort and security.” –NPR "Fresh Air"

“Yearning, mournful, assertive, exalting, her persona is complex and rounded in a way few female musicians in any genre manage to be in 2017.” –Salon

Grammy Award-nominated artist Tift Merritt curates a very special musical event on August 19 at the North Carolina Museum of Art in her hometown of Raleigh, NC. The evening will feature performances by a collection of her close musical friends and special guests, including MC Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger, Eric Slick of Dr. Dog, Alexandra Sauser Monnig, The Suitcase Junket and more to be announced. The event will also feature Butch Anthony’s Traveling Museum of Wonder, a site-specific installation for all ages, as well as local food trucks and retail pop-ups curated by Merritt. Tickets will be available via pre-sale for members on Thursday, May 4 and public on-sale on Friday, May 5 at 10:00a.m. ET. Purchase tickets here.

The Deluxe Edition of Merritt’s latest album, Stitch of the World, is out now via Yep Roc Records— listen here. The critically-acclaimed album includes two bonus acoustic tracks, “Stitch of the World” and “Something Came Over Me,” and an unreleased track, “Day He Died.” All three tracks feature longtime friend Sam Beam of Iron & Wine. The album continues to received widespread critical acclaim:


“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"


“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

 “Her music refuses to sit still in a nice, little alt-country box.”  –WNYC Soundcheck

“What emerges on Stitch of the World is introspective work that touches on themes of vulnerability, strength and optimism—told through Merritt’s literary style of songwriting.” –Time OUt New York

“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

In support of Stitch of the World, Merritt is currently on her North American tour with stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and Phoenix. 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 Sam Beam after bumping into 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.

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 last 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 classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein, Don Henley covered Merritt’s song “Bramble Rose” to open up his first solo album in fifteen years, Cass County

For more information, please contact Krista Williams or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

TIFT MERRITT LIVE

May 8 /// Phoenix, AZ /// Musical Instrument Museum
May 10 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Bootleg Theater – Bar Stage
May 11 /// San Francisco, CA /// Swedish American Hall
May 13 /// Portland, OR /// Mississippi Studios
May 14 /// Seattle, WA /// The Triple Door
May 16 /// Denver, CO /// The Soiled Dove
August 19 /// Raleigh, NC /// North Carolina Museum of Art
August 20 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Philadelphia Folk Festival