Tift Merritt http://wunc.org en Raleigh Native Tift Merritt Prepares For CD Release http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-native-tift-merritt-prepares-cd-release <p>Raleigh native Tift Merritt has been releasing albums for a decade now. In that time her songs have caught the ear of fellow musicians like EmmyLou Harris who says Tift stands out 'like a diamond in a coal patch'. She's spent time in Paris and New York City, where she lives now, but enjoys returning to the Triangle --a place she still calls home. It was here where the U-N-C creative writing student got her start singing with John Howie, Jr. and the Two-Dollar Pistols in the late 90s. Sat, 22 Sep 2012 01:59:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 1814 at http://wunc.org Raleigh Native Tift Merritt Prepares For CD Release