Podcast with Tift Merritt, who performs at The Lyric Theatre, Blacksburg, on Wednesday, opening for Justin Townes Earle
Singer/songwriter Tift Merritt has a piano at her New York City home, but not a grand piano, the type that inspires her.
But one night a while back, after a gig at New York’s City Winery, she told the staff there how much she loved the house grand piano. The response: Come on down and play it any time before we open the doors.
“I said you know, you should be careful, because if you tell me that, I will actually do that,” said Merritt, who opens for Justin Townes Earle on Wednesday at the Lyric Theatre in Blacksburg.