Yep Roc Records release the digital deluxe version of the Limited Edition CD of Tift Merritt’s Stitch of the World which came out earlier this year to rave reviews.
The deluxe version features three bonus tracks - “Stitch of the World" and "Something Came Over Me" which are acoustic duet versions of album tracks featuring Sam Beam, and "Day He Died" - a previously unreleased song.
“The night J.J. Cale died, I made a list of the what was lost when he left. His laugh, his touch. How he smoked, his struggles, the lines in his hands. How he got a guitar to make a tone just so” explains Tift.
“We live in a time where taking pictures of a place is somehow equivalent to knowing a place intimately, but that’s a lie. What we do have the privilege of knowing intimately is the first hand, off hand of our own days. Regrets, skinned knees, what we tell ourselves. Where did J.J. Cale go in his vulnerable moments and where is that place now? When a mark dissolves, there is no remembering it perfectly, no matter how carefully memorized in mind. All of that first hand fell through the hands of the world when J.J. Cale died. I wish I had known him. Only a blackbird knows where he is now."
Stitch of the World, Merritt’s sixth studio album was written on a friend’s farm in Marfa, Texas, at Merritt’s California cabin and in New York City in the wake of several major changes in her life. The album was recorded in Los Angeles while Merritt was six months pregnant, after which she relocated to her hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina.
Tift Merritt will be touring the UK and Ireland in October starting off with two headline shows and supporting Jason Isbell from 25th October in the UK and Europe.
23rd October - Omeara, London (headline show)
24th October - St. Barnabas – Oxford (headline show)
25th October - Albert Hall - Manchester *
26th October - O2 ABC - Glasgow *
27th October - Olympia Theatre - Dublin *
29th October - Brighton Dome - Brighton *
30th October - Roundhouse – London *
31st October - Symphony Hall, Birmingham *
2nd November - Paris, FR - Le Cafe de la Danse *
3rd November - Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique *
6th November - Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso *
7th November - Hamburg, DE - Uebel & Gefahrlich *
8th November - Berlin, DE - Columbia Theatre *
10th November - Oslo, NO - Sentrum Scene *
12th November - Stockholm, SE – Muchenbryggeriet *
14th November - Copenhagen, DK - DR Concert Hall *
17th November - Madrid, ES - Boite Live (headline show)
18th November - Barcelona, ES – Rocksound (headline show)
19th November - Lisbon, PT - Music Box (headline show)
* Supporting Jason Isbell