Thursday, January 17, 2013

Tift Merritt: Bramble Rose

"She was wearing a dress and cowboy boots, her blond hair was beautifully disheveled, her sound soft and vulnerable. But as you watch, she's in command on that stage, leading her talented, longtime band and singing to us with an ashy, quiet, 'I'm going to let you in now' style. ... In 2002, her first album, 'Bramble Rose' earned her a Top 10 ranking from Time magazine and The New Yorker and was selected as 'best debut album of the year' by the Associated Press. ... At the Beacon Theater in New York in 2007, Ms. Merritt joined bands like Yo La Tengo and My Morning Jacket for a Dylan retrospective. The New York Times critic Jon Pareles described her as having 'the night's purest voice.' ... According to Ms. Merritt’s Website bio, Emmylou Harris said after hearing Ms. Merritt sing in a small club, 'She stood out like a diamond in a coal patch...' The author Michael Lewis wrote, 'There really is something powerful about the combination of Southern lady and artist,' adding: 'It’s so refreshing when you find someone who’s that good who isn’t hiding behind affectations. There’s such a naturalness in her'" (Val Haller, "If You Like Bobbie Gentry, Try Tift Merritt," New York Times, 12/4/12).

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