Tift Merritt Quotes.
I don’t want to be overly philosophical, but I think there are things you earn for yourself as you go.
As much as I love being a singer-songwriter, I love throwing down on stage and letting it all out.
You have to be vigilant about keeping your own fire alive.
I’m always kind of surprised how much I’m associated with country music.
I was thinking about how a playlist is really so inadequate as opposed to a mixtape because it takes seventeen days to really make a mixtape with a homemade cover that you like and that you’d give away.
I think that there are a lot of things that come along with being a musician, but I don’t want to whine about them. I don’t want to complain about my job.
France was very opposite of the show-business experience I’d been living; I was anonymous and alone. I wore no makeup, wore the same clothes every day. And I wrote and wrote and wrote.
I travel in a Ford Econoline van with a trailer. So it’s not quite so glamorous.
I really love music, and I definitely love playing music and getting to be a part of music.
You can always boil down the life of a musician to touring, playing, and writing.
I think, at the end of the day, I have an outsider’s heart.
I’m a writer, first and foremost, and I sort of take my cues from the songwriters of the ’70s, who are talking about what’s really important to them.
A tremendous amount of energy is freed up when you feel that your vision is actually respected and cared for by the people you’re working with.
Music is like a really sacred, awesome thing. That first 45 minutes to two hours that you’re on stage spending time with music every night is always really great.
My work is has always been very, very personal.
I wanted to dedicate myself completely to the things that matter to me and let everything else go, and I think that’s a really rewarding thing.
Sometimes when you’re writing on a ukulele, you’re in a totally new land, rhythmically or melodically.