A couple days ago I was asked the "deserted island" music question. This time though, I wasn't allowed 10 or even five records. Just one. Surprisingly, it didn't really take me too long to come up with an answer -- Another Country by Tift Merritt. That record just makes my world a better place. But I do love them all, including Traveling Alone which was released last fall. Here's a fine front porch video from that record.
It would be wrong for me not to mention that Tift has a new record (Nights) out this week. It's a collaboration with pianist Simone Dinnerstein. I've only heard some samples so far, but it sounds amazing and I'm sure I'll be talking about it here sooner than later.