Molly Tuttle earned the Instrumentalist of the Year award at the 2018 Americana Music Awards on the strength of her 2017 debut release, Rise, which showed off her lightning-fast flatpicking technique. She’s also the first woman to win the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Guitar Player of the Year award and has now taken the trophy home twice, in 2017 and 2018. Whereas Rise established her as a bluegrass force to be reckoned with, her new full-length release, When You’re Ready, proves that Tuttle is a true triple-threat crossover artist with perfect vocal pipes and stellar songs.
“On Rise, I made sure there were flatpicking features,” Tuttle says. “But for When You’re Ready I was more concerned with creating interesting guitar parts for songs that make my own stylistic statement.”
The powerful single “Take the Journey” showcases Tuttle’s amazing adaptation of banjo-style clawhammer technique on the acoustic guitar.
As it happens, Tuttle has been groomed for musical greatness throughout her 25-year journey. Her father, Jack Tuttle, is a stringed-instrument teacher at one of the West Coast’s premiere acoustic purveyors, Gryphon Stringed Instruments, in Palo Alto, California. She learned guitar, banjo and violin, and performed with the family band at bluegrass festivals. After studying in the American Roots Music Program at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, she headed for Nashville in 2015 and quickly became the talk of the town.
Guitar Player and Another Planet Entertainment are proud to bring Molly Tuttle back the Bay Area. Come help us welcome her home on the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend. GP Presents will be onsite at the Independent with free goodies including copies of the May issue featuring Tuttle in the Frets section.
You can grab tickets for the show right here.
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GP Presents Molly Tuttle plus Blue Summit
Friday, May 24
628 Divisadero, San Francisco, CA
8:30pm doors, 9:00pm show