Great Quotations: Tift Merritt

Raleigh, NC native Tift Merritt returned home to headline Cat's Cradle in the Commons in Carrboro, NC.

Tift Merritt

“At a certain point, I don’t even care. I don’t think anybody thinks that the music business appeals to the highest common denominator in its marketing, you know? I really just look to my friends who are painters, or filmmakers or novelists… We’re just making what we make and exploring new colors. I wouldn’t know how to arrange my brain into a single, sellable compartment if I wanted to. I live in the music, not in the music business.”

Tift Merritt, on being pigeonholed into a single musical genre.