I lied about one thing. Another Country is not all American. Merritt wrote the last cut, "Mille Tendresses [1,000 Tendernesses]," in French, with a little help from some Francophile friends. It's sweetly, slightly Piafy, and Merritt falls into the song as if she is finally giving in to where she is.
Tift Merritt makes her local debut at the Ark on Wednesday, April 2.
[Review published April 2008]