By Chris Willman
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:42 AM EDT
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Tambourine

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While Tift Merritt?s debut established her alt-country chops, this follow-up Tambourine finds her hitting the Dusty trail?as in ”Dusty in Memphis”’ blue-eyed soul. Maybe ”Al in Memphis” is even more apropos, given the mostly upbeat nature of a set that mixes rousing R&B horns with Heartbreaker Mike Campbell?s understated guitar. Merritt?s voice is a magical combination of cool reserve and effortless warmth; when she serenades a ”Good Hearted Man,” you suspect he?s getting a pretty grand ticker in return.

Tambourine

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