Tift Merritt - Traveling Alone (new album / stream / tour dates)

by PopMatters Staff

27 July 2012


Tift Merritt
Traveling Alone
(Yep Roc)
Release date: 2 October

Tift Merritt has a busy autumn ahead of her with her new album Traveling Alone hitting shops both online and brick and mortar in early October. In advance of that Merritt is busy touring North America, including an appearance at the Calgary Folk Music Festival this Saturday. Traveling Alone was recorded in Brooklyn and features appearances by Andrew Bird, Marc Ribot, Rob Burger (Lucinda Williams, Iron & Wine, Rufus Wainwright), John Convertino (Calexico), Eric Heywood (The Jayhawks, Son Volt, Alejandro Escovedo).
In discussing the new record, Merritt says, “I really wanted to make a record that was real and raw. I wanted to put together my dream cast and see if I could hold my own with them. To me, Traveling Alone is about the roads on the inside—those places that are hard to see and not easy to send postcards from.”

By way of preview, the new song “To Myself” is available for streaming at Soundcloud and can also be purchased over at iTunes.

01. Traveling Alone
02. Sweet Spot
03. Drifted Apart
04. Still Not Home
05. Feeling of Beauty
06. Too Soon to Go
07. Small Talk Relations
08. Spring
09. To Myself
10. In the Way
11. Marks

Jul 28 - Calgary Folk Music Festival - Calgary, Canada
Jul 31 - Fargo Theatre - Fargo, ND
Aug 01 - Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater - Apple Valley, MN
Aug 02 - Potawatomi Casino - Milwaukee, WI
Aug 03 - Barrymore Theatre - Madison, WI
Aug 04 - Big Top Chautauqua - Bayfield, WI
Aug 15 - Bergen Performing Arts Center - Englewood, NJ
Aug 18 - Davis Concert Hall - Fairbanks, AK
Aug 22 - Taft Theatre - Cincinnati, OH
Aug 23 - Bijou Theatre - Knoxville, TN
Aug 24 - Atlanta Botanical Garden - Atlanta, GA
Sep 06 - Norwalk Concert Hall - Norwalk, CT
Sep 07 - The Egg - Albany, NY
Sep 09 - The State Theatre - Ithaca, NY
Sep 14 - Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion - Bristol, TN
Sep 15 - Mercy Lounge - Nashville, TN
Sep 21 - Carrboro Town Commons - Carrboro, NC
Sep 22 - Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre - Wilmington, NC
Sep 23 - City Winery - New York, NY
Oct 05 - City Winery - Chicago, IL
Oct 08 - The Birchmere - Washington, DC
Oct 09 - World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA
Oct 10 - JOHNNY D’S - Somerville, MA
Oct 12 - The Southern - Charlottesville, VA
Oct 15 - Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR
Oct 16 - Tractor Tavern - Seattle, WA
Oct 18 - Cafe Du Nord - San Francisco, CA
Oct 19 - The Mint - Los Angeles, CA
Oct 20 - Mccabe’s - Santa Monica, CA
Oct 21 - Anthology - San Diego, CA
Nov 02 - The Majestic - Detroit, MI
Nov 03 - Mr. Smalls Theatre - Millvale, PA
Nov 04 - Pollack Theater - West Long Branch, NJ
Nov 05 - Higher Ground - Burlington, VT
Nov 07 - Port City Music Hall - Portland, ME
Nov 08 - Portsmouth Music Hall - Portsmouth, NH
Nov 09 - Infinity Hall - Norfolk, CT
Nov 11 - Westhampton Performing Arts Center - Westhampton, NY
Nov 14 - The Lyric Theatre - Blacksburg, VA
Nov 16 - McGlohon Theatre - Charlotte, NC


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