LIVE: Tift Merritt @ The Linda, 6/11/10

June 17th, 2010, 1:40 pm by Greg

Tift Merritt

Zeke Hutchins and Tift Merritt


In her previous appearances at The Linda in 2008 and 2009, singer-songwriter Tift Merritt was all by herself singing and playing acoustic guitar and piano. This time around, however, she brought a band with her.

Released just a week earlier, Merritt’s new album, “See You On The Moon,” is a full-band outing complete with horns, strings and a Hammond B3 organ.

Drummer Zeke Hutchins (who also happens to be Merritt’s husband) and bassist Jay Brown are both on the recording, but in concert at The Linda, she bolstered the sound with the addition of exceptional guitarist Eric Heywood, whose lengthy resume includes stints with the Pretenders, Alejandro Escovedo and Richard Buckner, to name just a few of his former employers.

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