Tift Merritt - “Mixtape”
This tune from the Raleigh, NC native’s fourth record See You On The Moon perfectly highlights the soulful voice that has given Tift Merritt acclaim since her first record Bramble Rose. This latest effort, produced by Tucker Martine (husband to Laura Veirs) simplifies her sound to the basics, highlighting her songwriting and strong pipes to make it a strong contender for her most compelling record yet.
Laura Veirs - “Carol Kaye”
This song comes from Laura Veirs’ latest record July Flame, produced by longtime boyfriend Tucker Martine. We have had the title track in rotation, but this song, featuring harmonies by Jim James of My Morning Jacket, celebrates the longtime bassist for the Wrecking Crew, the studio wizards who played on hundreds of recordings by Phil Spector, Brian Wilson, and more.