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“Self-taught Americana singer-songwriter Tift Merritt and Julliard-trained classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein would hardly seem likely collaborators, but the rapport and crosshatching of styles they achieve on Night sure makes it seem like they were destined to work together.” – Read the rest HERE

Chicago Reader

“Stunning…the album feels like two good friends in a parlor session.” – Read the rest HERE

CBSnews.com

“A very stark and warm intimate-sounding recording that melds the worlds of classical and contemporary music.” – Read the rest HERE

Chicago Sun-Times

“The two performers bring a fresh, distinctive feel to each track.” – Read the rest HERE

The Huffington Post

“Night is a ferociously ambitious CD  Make no mistake: this is an art record.” – Read the rest HERE

NPR

“The songs…are of the introspective, after-dark variety, perhaps best heard alone by candlelight…There’s a solemn intimacy to these songs, and how they’re delivered, that speaks one-on-one.” – Read the rest HERE

PASTE

“… Traveling Alone…not only shows her true lyrical and vocal range, but suggests an adventurous
spirit beneath the placid surface…” – Read the rest HERE.

BOSTON GLOBE

“…reminiscent of the organic warmth of latter-day Emmylou Harris…” – Read the rest HERE.

HUFFINGTON POST

“…[Traveling Alone] could not be more timeless…it has just the right proportion of kick-ass songs
to whispered meditations…”- Read the rest HERE.

NPR

“…Restless, haunting songs, you’ll hear a lot of Emmylou Harris in this voice…” – Read the rest HERE

RELIX

“The record’s front half is arrestingly gorgeous and its back half is just as pretty. It’s hard to complain about such simple, comforting pleasures.”

THE NEWS AND OBSERVER

“…A quiet arresting album, one of the best in Merritt’s catalog…there’s not a single note out of place” Read the rest HERE

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“The alt-country chanteuse strips things downs on her fifth album, letting her aching vocals and bewitching twang do all the convincing” Read more HERE

THE NEW YORKER

“A thoughtful, soulful singer-songwriter in the country -rock mode”

THE WASHINGTON POST

“Merritt’s aim was to record something ‘real and raw,’ but Traveling Alone is far more than that” Read more HERE

SOUTHERN LIVING

“Her Southern moxie, angel voice and wistful, emotionally precise lyrics make you feel every line she sings.” Read the rest HERE

PopMatters

“….Merritt’s songwriting so effortlessly weaves in metaphors and symbols…” – Read the rest HERE.

CMT

“…artist with a well-developed sense of self…”  Read the rest HERE

TIME

“Merritt was nominated for a Grammy for her 2004 release Tambourine.  She may duplicate that feat with this new, inspired release.” Read the rest HERE

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

“… Ms. Merritt put together what’s likely to be a once-in-a-lifetime group of musicians that gives her new compositions an undeniable drive and a distinctive personality…Traveling Alone is her best yet…” Read the rest HERE

NEW YORK TIMES

 ”…The touch of sweet sadness in Tift Merritt’s voice has rarely served her better than it does on “Traveling Alone…” Read the rest HERE

USA Today

“. . . Steel-laced country-soul only hints at the sublime charms of Merritt’s ‘Traveling Alone’. . .”- read the rest HERE

WNKU

“. . . All you have to do is listen. . .”- read the rest HERE

GLIDE MAGAZINE

“. . . few artists make work of such high quality over the entire course of their career . . . “–read the rest HERE

RIVERFRONT TIMES (ST. LOUIS)

“. . . one of the most reliable and heartbreaking singer-songwriters working today . . . “–read the rest HERE

NEW YORK TIMES

The Times noted Tift’s most recent New York appearance–read it HERE

ROLLING STONE

David Fricke had kind words for the Big Star’s Third performance in New York City–including a nod for Tift–read it HERE

MTV HIVE

Tift got a special mention in this write-up of the all-star Big Star’s Third performance in New York City–check it out HERE

SANTA BARBARA INDEPENDENT

See You On The Moon puts Tift Merritt at the head of the class of contemporary singer-songwriters–read the article HERE

NEW YORK MAGAZINE

Tift’s Emitt Rhodes cover makes the NY MAG APPROVAL MATRIX!

WALL STREET JOURNAL

Tift is working in the tradition of Joni Mitchell,  James Taylor and Leonard Cohen–read the article HERE.

PASTE MAGAZINE

Paste says “See You On The Moon” digs deeper–read the review HERE

THE NEW YORKER LOVES SEE YOU ON THE MOON!

READ IT HERE!

HUFFINGTON POST

Joseph Vella contributes his video podcast with Tift–read and watch HERE

POP MATTERS

Another great Pop Matters review–read it HERE

ACOUSTIC MAGAZINE

Tift Merritt’s most direct and elemental album to date–read HERE

NPR’S SONG OF THE DAY LOVES MIXTAPE!

FULL STORY HERE

POP MATTERS

Easily Merritt’s most diverse and artistically mature song cycle–read it HERE

ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Americana ladies night in Atlanta–read HERE

BLURT GIVES SEE YOU ON THE MOON NINE STARS!

. . . and calls MIXTAPE a perfect song!  Read the review HERE

SPIN

Angelic voice can’t hide hard-ass realist within.  Read review HERE.

AMERICAN SONGWRITER

Strongest record of Merritt’s career.  Read interview HERE.

KCRW’S TOP TUNE IS MIXTAPE!

Listen to a great L.A. radio station and get a free download HERE!

WASHINGTON POST LOVES SEE YOU ON THE MOON!

Read the review HERE

USA TODAY

calls See You On The Moon “emotional liftoff” . . . read review HERE

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

says See You On The Moon is “lovingly haunted by ghosts” . . . READ HERE

PASTE MAGAZINE

REVIEW HERE!

FOUR STAR REVIEW FOR SEE YOU ON THE MOON IN LONDON’S SUNDAY EXPRESS

CHECK IT OUT HERE!

M MAGAZINE CALLS SEE YOU ON THE MOON A BREAKTHROUGH!

READ IT HERE

PARADE MAGAZINE

READ IT HERE

LONDON DAILY MIRROR

Four star REVIEW for Home Is Loud.

INDEPENDENT WEEKLY

REVIEW of Buckingham Solo here.

SPEAKERS IN CODE

First published INTERVIEW on the forthcoming See You On The Moon.

POPMATTERS

REVIEW of Buckingham Solo.

NEW YORK MAGAZINE

Tift’s Emitt Rhodes cover makes the NY MAG APPROVAL MATRIX!

PASTE MAGAZINE

PASTE MAGAZINE’S SUMMER PREVIEW calls See You On The Moon the #5 album they are looking foward to.

LONDON DAILY MIRROR

Four star REVIEW for Home Is Loud.

INDEPENDENT WEEKLY

REVIEW of Buckingham Solo here.