Song of the Day #3,148: ‘My Boat’ – Tift Merritt

tift_stitch_worldI believe one reason fame has eluded Tift Merritt is that she’s too damn intellectual. I certainly don’t mean that as a criticism, but I can see how it limits her appeal.

Merritt is the ultimate NPR artist. She’s done a slew of Tiny Desk Concert-esque performances for a dozen audience members and a radio listenership probably not much larger. Her albums are lauded by crunchy granola whisperers like the ones Ana Gasteyer and Molly Shannon used to parody on SNL.

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