Carri Lee Merritt
Articles and Interviews
"I find myself liking the opposite of what most mainstream people like. I've never really been interested in pop music from any era simply because of its palatability." So says Cari Lee Merritt, cowgirl attired lead singer of the Saddle-ites, about the blend of old time western swing, r&b, and rockabilly included on her second El Toro album "The Road Less Traveled." A departure from her hillbilly-oriented debut, "Red Barn Baby," the singer-songwriter ran the risk of offending country's staunch traditionalists. ...