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Tift Merritt’s new single ‘To Myself’ debuts on PASTE / Headline Tour Announced.


Paste premiered the first single off Tift Merritt’s upcoming Yep Roc Records debut album Traveling Alone today – click HERE to stream “To Myself” or use the player below. The single is now available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon, before Traveling Alone is released Oct. 2  on Yep Roc Records.

In between supporting Mary Chapin Carpenter and Justin Townes Earle on tour, Tift is heading out on the road this fall for a string of headlining dates. Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday, July 27. See below for a complete list of dates.

Traveling Alone was recorded in Brooklyn with Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, My Morning Jacket, Spoon) and features a guest appearance by Andrew Bird as well as performances by Marc Ribot, Rob Burger (Lucinda Williams, Iron & Wine, Rufus Wainwright), John Convertino (Calexico), Eric Heywood (The Jayhawks, Son Volt, Alejandro Escovedo) and Merritt’s longtime collaborator Jay Brown. “I really wanted to make a record that was real and raw,” notes Merritt. “I wanted to put together my dream cast and see if I could hold my own with them. To me, Traveling Alone is about the roads on the inside–those places that are hard to see and not easy to send postcards from.”

Tour Dates

7/25 Denver, CO – Botanic Gardens*
7/26 Layton, UT – Davis Arts Council*
7/28 Calgary, AB – Calgary Folk Festival
7/31 Fargo, ND – Fargo Theatre*
8/1 Minneapolis, MN – Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater*
8/2 Milwaukee, WI – Potawatomi Casino*
8/3 Madison, WI – Barrymore Theatre*
8/4 Bayfield, WI – Big Top Chautauqua*
8/15 Englewood, NJ – Bergen Performing Arts Center*
8/22 Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theater*
8/23 Knoxville, TN – Bijou*
8/24 Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Botanical Garden*
9/6 Norwalk, CT – Norwalk Concert Hall*
9/7 Albany, NY – The Egg*
9/9 Ithaca, NY – State Theatre*
9/15 Nashville, TN – AMA Conference
9/16 Bristol, TN – Rhythm & Roots Reunion
9/21 Carrboro, NC – Carrboro Town Commons
9/22 Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
9/23 New York, NY – City Winery
10/5 Chicago, IL – City Winery
10/8 Washington, DC – The Birchmere
10/9 Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
10/10 Boston, MA – Johnny D’s
10/12 Charlottesville, VA – The Southern
10/15 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
10/16 Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
10/18 San Francisco, CA – Café Du Nord
10/19 Los Angeles, CA – The Mint
10/20 Santa Monica, CA – McCabe’s
10/21 San Diego, CA – Anthology
11/2 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
11/3 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
11/4 West Long Branch, NJ – Pollak Theatre at Monmouth Univ.
11/5 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
11/7 Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
11/8 Portsmouth, NH – Portsmouth Music Hall
11/9 Norfolk, CT – Infinity Hall
11/11 Westhampton, NY – Westhampton Performing Arts Center
11/14 Blacksburg, VA – Lyric Theatre
11/16 Charlotte, NC – McGlohon Theater†*with Mary Chapin Carpenter
†with Justin Townes Earle
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