How  it’s New York:  Tift Merritt is originally from North Carolina but recently moved to New York.
How It’s Irish: Tift Merritt is a poet songwriter in the tradition of Damien Rice, Lisa Hannigan, Mark Olson, Nick Drake, Sandy Denny, etc, etc…

Photographer Ray Foley was on hand to catch Tift Merritt at City Winery a few weeks ago. Here is a photo essay he did of the night!

Tift Merrit debuted her new album Traveling Alone at City Winery.  Tift now lives in New York not far from City Winery.  She told the audience that night that she would come by City Winery in the mornings and write the songs for her new album. 
From Tift Merrit’s website:  

For Traveling Alone, Tift Merritt’s Yep Roc Records label debut, Merritt put together her dream cast to make a record that was real, raw and live off the floor. Recorded in Brooklyn in 8 days, this album was produced by Tucker Martine

Tift Merritt will be at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY this Saturday night November 10th.  

“Traveling Alone” is the real deal.  Beautiful poetry set against music that never hits a false note.

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