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NEWS 09 Jun 2009

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Tift Merritt Flies "Buckingham Solo" on June 3rd Intimate Performance from Famed Singer-Songwriter Captured in Live Solo-Acoustic Setting

From the first time that Tift Merritt played the piano in the church at the Radcliffe Centre in Buckingham, England, she thought that the amazing acoustics and inspiring ambiance would make an ideal setting for a live acoustic-solo record. On June 23rd, Fantasy Records will release Buckingham Solo. The collection, recorded live on November 29th, 2008 features songs from her three studio albums, some surprise covers and new material.

Over the course of three critically acclaimed studio albums and live tours that have drawn raves, Tift Merritt has risen to become one of the most admired singer-songwriters of her generation. Buckingham Solo showcases Tift and these great songs in the intimate and pure way she wrote them. Among the standouts are "Something To Me" and "Tender Branch" from her most recent album, 2007's Another Country, "Stray Paper" and ""Good Hearted Man" from her Grammy nominated record, Tambourine and a beautiful cover of George Harrison's "I Live For You".

"The whole thing seemed to make sense," stated Tift. "Writing Another Country was my solitary bohemian romance - finally alone with my thoughts, lost in a foreign country with no telephone. Maybe the best way to recreate the intensity of that time would be to play these songs how they were written - fumbling by myself at a piano far from home."

Don't miss Tift Merritt live this summer:

Upcoming Shows & Events

Fri Jun 12 '09 (TBA)

Manchester, TN

Bonnaroo Music Festival


Wed Jul 1 '09

New York, NY

River 2 River Festival

with Sarah Lee Guthrie


Thu Jul 9 '09 (7:15 PM)

Santa Monica, CA

Santa Monica Pier

with Joan Baez


Sun Jul 12 '09 (1 PM)

Snowbird, UT

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort Music Festival


Tue Jul 14 '09 (8 PM)

Hailey, ID

The Mint

with Carrie Rodriguez


Wed Jul 15 '09 (8 PM)

Boise, ID

Egyptian Theatre

with Josh Ritter


Sat Jul 18 '09 (12 noon)

Alta, WY

Grand Targhee Folk Festival


Fri Jul 24 '09 (8 PM)

Telluride, CO

Sheridan Opera House

with Slaid Cleves


Sat Aug 1 '09 (10:30 AM)

Newport, RI

Folk Festival-Newport


Wed Aug 5 '09 (7 PM)

Northampton, MA

Iron Horse Music Hall


Fri Aug 7 '09 (8 PM)

Oak Bluffs, MA

Union Chapel

with Powell


Sat Jan 30 '10 (6:00PM)

Raleigh, NC

Meymandi Concert Hall

Kris Kristofferson, Tony Rice Unit, Bearfoot

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