Tift and Eric Heywood have been performing this Tom Waits cover on acoustic guitars during recent shows. Here's a take of "Train Song" from an upstate New York radio appearance.
It takes a lot of chutzpah to sing "I Can See Clearly Now" in rainy Seattle. An amusing heckler caught Tift off guard, but she rolled with the punches and delivered a great version of the song during a concert with Simone Dinnerstein.
This might be one of the first public performances of "Write My Ticket," not long after Tift's release of Bramble Rose and roughly two years before the song found a home on Tambourine.
Demonstrating the old showbiz adage that "the show must go on," Tift and her band recently wowed an outdoor Merlefest crowd despite heavy rain.
What sounds like sizzling bacon in this performance of "To Myself" is actually the steady rainfall.
It's hard to imagine Tift performing in the Old Dominion without playing the standout track "Virginia" from her debut album.
An April 27 performance in Richmond was no exception.
Tift's taping policy:
Tift has asked us to put up the taping policy for y'all, so here 'tis:
"The taping policy is open. No outboard gear that will interfere with any other person's enjoyment of the show, please."