Molly Tuttle (Photo by Samantha Muljat)
Back in April, singer-songwriter Molly Tuttle released Crooked Tree via Nonesuch Records, exploring her love of bluegrass, which she discovered through her father, a music teacher and multi-instrumentalist, and her grandfather, a banjo player.
See Molly perform those songs and more at The Birchmere on Monday, June 27!
In celebration of the new music, Tuttle and Golden Highway — Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Dominick Leslie (mandolin), Shelby Means (bass), and Kyle Tuttle (banjo) — are currently in the midst of their extensive headline tour, including a visit to The Birchmere.
“I always knew I wanted to make a bluegrass record someday,” Molly said. “Once I started writing, everything flowed so easily: sometimes I’ve felt an internal pressure to come up with a sound no one’s heard before, but this time my intention was just to make an album that reflected the music that’s been passed down through generations in my family. I found a way to do that while writing songs that feel true to who I am, and it really helped me to grow as a songwriter.”
Watch Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway perform “Crooked Tree” live on YouTube:
Raised in Northern California, Tuttle moved to Nashville in 2015. In the years since, she has released two full-length albums: her 2019 debut, When You’re Ready, and …but i’d rather be with you, a covers album released in 2020. NPR Music praised When You’re Ready saying, “Tuttle applies remarkable precision to her pursuit of clarity…handsomely crafted melodies that gently insinuate themselves into the memory,” while the Wall Street Journal added, “stunning acoustic guitar-picking…invigorating, mature and attention-grabbing first album.”
Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway
Monday, June 27
Show @ 7:30pm