Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Tift Merritt: Austin City Limits 10-20-2005 Audio Rip





I got a chance to see Tift at the Ramshead in Annapolis, MD a while back. Went by myself, because I didn't really know what to expect, and most of my concert buddies want something a bit more on the rockin' and blues side of things. Well she rocked the roof off the sucker! It was a great show. She has plenty of passion and her band was smokin'. I was in the front row, and she's gorgeous on top of everything else! Here's a couple of tunes from an Austin City Limits show broadcast in November of 2006 and ripped to my hard drive.



In 2002, after signing with the Lost Highway label, Merritt released her debut album Bramble Rose to wide critical acclaim, including selection by Time as one of the top-10 CDs of the year. The Times called it "the best release by a new artist, in any genre." While this first release was largely an alt-country affair, her follow-up release, 2005's Tambourine, took her in more of a rock/soul direction. The album was produced by famed roots rock producer George Drakoulias and featured backing by Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell (of the Heartbreakers) and Don Heffington (of Emmylou Harris's Hot Band and Lone Justice). Tambourine was honored with a 2004 Country Album of the Year Grammy nomination. In 2005, Merritt and Tambourine were also nominated for three Americana Music Awards by the Americana Music Association: Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Song of the Year for Good Hearted Man.



Good Hearted Man
Still Pretending
Neighborhood
Shadow in the Way
When I Cross Over

18MB, WMA 9.1 CBR, 26 Minutes

http://rapidshare.com/files/84160989/Tift_Merritt_Austin_City_Limits.rar



The following is from an email I received from Tift's mailing list:

FREE DOWNLOAD FROM TIFT'S NEW ALBUM ANOTHER COUNTRY

Click here for a free download of the lovely "Keep You Happy" from the new album ANOTHER COUNTRY.

Download available at www.tiftmerritt.com/keepyouhappy.mp3

SONG OF THE WEEK

Each week leading up the the release of ANOTHER COUNTRY, a different song will be available for your listening pleasure at www.tiftmerritt.com and her MYSPACE page. This week's song is "Broken".

Stay Tuned In...

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kayaker,

Wow. What a hottie! Can't wait to hear her. I am not familiar with her music at all. "She's a Beauty" as the Tubes once said!

VanFan

WVKayaker said...

Hope you like her as much as I do. The full show is available on DVD...

Anonymous said...

Kayaker, Got to listen to Tift today at lunchtime. Really dig her. Her "Google Images" are fantastic.
VanFan

Anonymous said...

HFS would be playing her today if they were around and still in the same free form/progressive mode (as 102.3FM in Bethesda)!!
VanFan

WVKayaker said...

I'm sure you're right there VanFan

WVKayaker said...

She's a hottie!

Anonymous said...

Kayaker, have you gotten into Chan Marshall (aka "Cat Power") yet? She is another goddess that HFS or RNR would be playing (if they were still around).
VanFan

WVKayaker said...

Can't say I have Vanfan

Anonymous said...

I will email you a few Cat Power mp3's for your listening pleasure. If Bob "here" was around he would be playing her every day. She has a new CD coming out next week....her latest was called "The Greatest" and was not a hits collection at all. It was the name of the title track called "The Greatest".
VanFan

Anonymous said...

Just sent you Good Woman from her 2003 release called "You Are Free".
VanFan

WVKayaker said...

looking forward to it VanFan

Anonymous said...

i know she sings emmitt rhodes' liuve till you die! so... she gotta be cool!!!

What This Is All About

I've been collecting live music from various sources since the mid to late 70's. Radio shows, TV broadcasts, radio show pre-FM CD's and vinyl LP's and some trades. Most of the shows posted here, I recorded and ripped myself. I always had top of the line stereo equipment and cassette and open reel recorders for those on air broadcasts.

I've downloaded plenty of bootlegged concerts from various blogs. As a rule I will only post stuff from my collection and not what is already available out there.

I also post out of print CDs and LPs from my collection.
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