Tift Merritt
Madison Square Park, Manhattan

Tift Merritt, along with her longtime band, kicks off the 2011 Mad. Sq. Music: Oval Lawn Series with her beautiful vocals and moving songwriting. Her first record was called the “best debut of the year in any genre” by the Associated Press. Since then, Tift has built an impressive and critically acclaimed collection of sonic short stories. See You on the Moon, her latest release, is an “honest, personal album full of beautiful melodies and poignant lyrics” and will be perfectly complemented by Madison Square Park’s outdoor stage.