Tift Merritt Bramble Rose on LP
Bramble Rose, the debut album by Tift Merritt, celebrates its fourteen year anniversary with a deluxe re-release on vinyl courtesy of Yep Roc Records, featuring reimagined artwork. Don Henley recalls of its title track, "I'd wanted to record that song ever since I heard it," before releasing the song on his 2015 album Cass County (featuring guest vocalists Miranda Lambert and Mick Jagger).
The New Yorker has called Tift Merritt “the bearer of a proud tradition of distaff country soul that reaches back to artists like Dusty Springfield and Bobbie Gentry,” a standard upholding that got underway in earnest with Bramble Rose, the 2002 solo debut that put her on the Americana map forever.
"There was so much sweetness in that time, something pure in making a first record. We were so excited to be in the studio together, to be in Los Angeles – everything was ahead and everything was happening for the first time. When I think of how all the miles I've seen began with this little seed, it gives me a great deal of hope. I could tell you 1,000 tender stories from those days. But maybe that is what those songs are." - Tift Merritt