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Tift Merrit
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An attempt to watch Ryan Adams perform on Austin City Limits led me (and nancy) to another artist, Tift Merrit. Nancy the next available day went out and purchased her last record Tambourine. Tift is on Lost Highway Records along with Adams, and shares the same country-blues / country-rock stylings. She is fairly comparable to a younger bonnie raitt, or perhaps a more country influenced norah jones. Fans of Gillian Welch and Kathleen Edwards would be wise to pick up her release. I don't hear a particularly large amount of tambourine, so perhaps I am missing where the title is coming from. However, George Drakoulias (the other part of the American Records team-i.e. not Rick Rubin) produced the record, and it has the same sort of rock flair that made bands like the Jayhawks and Tom Petty's early recordings so well liked.