Tift Merritt performs three songs from her new album. Plus, the North Carolina native reveals a Southern superstition she maintains as a New Yorker.
In 1981, a young radio host from Brooklyn came to WNYC. John Schaefer was hired to read newscasts and introduce classical music, but soon found himself hosting a new music show that quickly became the on-air hub of the fertile downtown music scene.
Thoughout December, WNYC will celebrate Schaefer’s inimitable ...
At the beginning of the decade, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Tift Merritt was heralded as the next alt country queen. But over subsequent albums, she turned away from the charts and focused inward.