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Catherine Tift Merritt (born January 8, 1975, in Houston, Texas, but moved to Raleigh, North Carolina soon after) is a critically acclaimed American singer-songwriter, musician. She is currently based in New York.

Merritt's father taught her guitar chords and Percy Sledge songs. She began her professional career in 1998 with her band The Carbines playing small clubs. In her early twenties, though Tift had gigged by herself, she decided she was not very good at music and better suited for… read more

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  • Never Talk About It ♥
  • great song,great voice, < 3
  • I'd be curious to hear if anybody has picked up the deluxe on Traveling Alone, I have the original release but it really does look like a really nice package.
  • I'll travel with her anywhere.
  • Fell in love with her on Jools.
  • Traveling Alone is on my xmas wish list. Meanwhile, I'm loving the full album stream at
  • New album is fantastic. Beautiful songwriter.
  • Her new album is streaming now on Spotify and it's wonderful!
  • Can't wait to hear the new album, Sweet Spot is a great song!
  • Listened again last night... her take on alt-country is refreshing... good stuff!

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