Tift Merritt is hitting the road this spring in the United States.
Merritt is supporting her upcoming Fantasy label album release, Another Country, which hits stores Feb. 26, 2008. Merritt’s spring 2008 tour dates, cities and locations are:
March 17: Philadelphia, Johnny Brenda’s
March 18: Northampton, Mass., Iron Horse
March 19: New York, Mercury Lounge
March 21: Alexandria, Va., Birchmere
March 22: Durham, N.C., Carolina Theater
March 28: New Orleans, Parish/HOB
March 29: Pittsburgh, Club Cafe
March 30: Ashland, Ky., Mountain Stage/Paramount Theater
April 1:Toronto, El Mocambo
April 2: Ann Arbor, Mich., Ark
April 4: Chicago, Schubas
April 5: Madison, Wis., High Noon Saloon
April 6: Minneapolis, Cedar Cultural Center
April 8: Denver, Bluebird Theater
April 11: Vancouver, Plaza
April 12: Portland, Ore., Doug Fir Lounge
April 13: Seattle, Tractor Tavern
April 15 : San Francisco, Great American Music Hall
April 17: Los Angeles, Troubador
April 18: San Diego, Anthology
April 19: Tucson, Ariz., Plush
April 21: Austin, Texas, Parish
April 22: Dallas, Cambridge Room
April 24: Atlanta, Five Spot
April 26: Wilkeboro, N.C., Merlefest
After two records and a Grammy nomination, Merritt took hiatus with a piano in Paris.
Merritt’s debut, Bramble Rose, earned spots on both Time Magazine and the New Yorker’s year-end Top Ten lists. Tambourine, her Grammy-nominated sophomore album, earned numerous accolades from press and fans. Merritt’s Austin City Limits television performance was released on DVD in October of 2007.
Another Country was written by Tift Merritt, produced by George Drakoulias, and recorded by David Bianco. The players include guitarists Charlie Sexton and Doug Pettibone and Tift’s longtime band, Zeke Hutchins (drums), Jay Brown (bass) and Danny Eisenberg (keyboards).