Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tift Merritt - Dusty Old Man

As you have probably guessed by now, one of my favorite sounds is jangly guitars. But a close second is a syncopated drum beat and this song from Texan singer - songwriter Tift Merritt has it in spades. in their review of her January 2017 album Stitch of the World, says her voice is like a combination of Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris, and I’d say that pretty much covers it. It also wonders why she isn’t a star, so I guess I need to go back and listen to some of her earlier albums, as this is her third.
Here’s Dusty Old Man :

Here's a nice live, in-studio version of the song:

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