TSR13-14 Tift Merritt & The Pines


Broadcast Schedule
1st Airing: 4/6/13
2nd Airing: 10/5/13

Tift Merritt

The Pines

Michael Perry

American singer songwriter and North Carolina native Tift Merritt joins one of our new favorite bands the Pines for a great indie night of music.  Both on the Indie Americana prestigious Redhouse Records.

Founded by Iowa natives David Huckfelt and Benson Ramsey, indie-roots band The Pines surprisingly actually met in Arizona, where they both lived in a Mexican barrio and first began playing together. Forming The Pines, they returned to the Midwest, moving to Minneapolis, a city that has launched many folk and rock acts from Bob Dylan to The Replacements to The Jayhawks. Like these Twin Cities legends, The Pines weave together many musical styles to create their own unique sound that is hip and haunting. The son of Greg Brown’s producer and sideman Bo Ramsey, Benson was reared on folk and blues music and those influences continue to shine through, even on louder electric songs. David shares Benson’s deep love for traditional music, and together the two craft songs that evoke the ancient, while incorporating newer rock and pop grooves. Both strong writers, singers and instrumentalists, David and Benson have distinct voices that complement each other, causing audiences and critics alike to tout them as a powerful young force in American roots music.  

Program Notes

Backstage Monologue
In this episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burnin’ – Mike talks about cheaters.



00:00:00 Ballyhoo by BCO
00:00:03 Welcome to Tent Show Radio
00:00:43 Michael Perry Welcome
00:02:01 Perry welcomes Tift Merritt

00:03:06 Tift Merritt Set
Song 1 – The Things That Everybody Does
Song 2 – Feel Of The World
Song 3 – Broken
Song 4 – Small Talk Relations
Song 5 – Good Hearted Man
Song 6 – Bramble Rose
Song 7 – Morning Is My Destination
Song 8 – Traveling Alone

00:30:05 Station ID

00:30:22 Banjo Birds
00:30:18 Welcome back – Michael Perry Monologue

00:34:26 Welcome The Pines
Song 1 – Heart & Bones
Song 2 – If By Morning
Song 3 – Midnight Sun
Song 4 – Pray Tell
Song 5 – All The While

00:54:30 Hobo Blues by BCO
00:55:32 TSR Credits
00:56:41 Michael Perry farewell
00:59:00 END

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