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Tift Merritt

by Metroland Staff on January 31, 2013

THE LINDA, FRIDAY

Tift Merritt (no relation to Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields) is a song-slinger hailing from Raleigh, N.C. Thanks to her father’s eclectic taste in music, she was weaned on everything from country to rock and R&B, and currently describes her own work as “genreless.” Lately, though, she’s garnered positive comparisons to Country Music Hall of Famer Emmylou Harris for her dulcet, airy voice. Merritt’s new album, Traveling Alone, appeared last October. Catch her at the Linda, joined by special guests David Wax Museum, a Latin-flavored folk duo featuring a woman who plays a donkey jawbone, or quijada. (Feb. 1, 8 PM, $18, 339 Central Ave., Albany, 465-5233)