Birth Place: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Years Active: 1998–present
Genres: Folk, Rock
Tift Merritt (born January 8, 1975) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and North Carolina native. Merritt began her professional career with her band The Carbines playing small clubs in Chapel Hill and Raleigh. In 1998, The Carbines released a 7-inch single “Jukejoint Girl” b/w “Cowboy.” In 1999, Merritt made a guest appearance on a seven-song EP with Two Dollar Pistols, led by John Howie, Jr. The record was called “The Two Dollar Pistols with Tift Merritt.” In 2000, she won MerleFest's Chris Austin Songwriting Contest and signed a contract with Lost Highway Records. In 2002, Merritt released her debut album, “Bramble Rose,” containing 11 original songs recorded with ...
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