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Tift Merritt's Dusty Old Man is KCRW Today's Top Tune

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Emmylou Harris calls Tift Merritt "a diamond in a coal mine." Don Henley has covered one of her songs and Andrew Bird swept her up as a member in his old time band. Merritt's collaboration on 'Night' ( Sony ) with pianist Simone Dinnerstein was a unique uniting of folk, rock and classical. With music by Merritt, Patty Griffin, Brad Mehldau, J. S. Bach, Franz Schubert, Henry Purcell, Daniel Felsenfeld, Johnny Nash, & Billie Holiday, The album was recorded at the Academy of Arts and Letters in New York by Grammy-winning producers Adam Abeshouse and Ryan Freeland.

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