Nashville based Molly Tuttle is an acclaimed singer-songwriter, bluegrass teacher and virtuoso multi-instrumentalist… recognized for her flatpicking, clawhammer and cross-picking prowess.
Molly has turned the heads of even the most seasoned industry professionals. She began performing on stage when she was 11, and recorded her first album, The Old Apple Tree, at age 13. She studied at the renowned Berklee College of Music.
Since then, she’s appeared on A Prairie Home Companion and at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, was featured on the cover of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, won first place in the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Competition at Merlefest, and, received a Momentum Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association in the instrumentalist category. Her lovely voice, impeccable guitar playing, and sensitive song writing make her a star on the rise. She has already received more than two million YouTube views.
2017 has seen her grace the cover of Acoustic Guitar magazine, the release of her new EP Rise, her signing with Compass Records and receipt of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Guitar Player of the Year Award.
She tours solo, with The Molly Tuttle Band, and as a member of The Goodbye Girls.
COWBOYS & INDIANS – “Expanding on her bluegrass roots, Molly Tuttle’s new EP Rise is a magical collaboration of instruments and an inspiring showcase of versatile songwriting. Beautifully entwining with her vibrant acoustic guitar and a mirror of other instruments, including a banjo, fiddle, and pump organ, is Tuttle’s voice, an instrument in its own right that can deeply touch the listener.”
NO DEPRESSION – “San Francisco bluegrass? Yes, and, too, the voice of an Appalachian spring and a young woman pickin’ like a Stanley brother. Coming out of a Stanley-like family of acoustic wizards, Molly Tuttle has distinguished herself to the point of gracing beautifully the cover of Acoustic Guitar, a somewhat rare gender occasion there. Her new EP album “Rise” has now arrived, dripping with this irony and accomplishment.”
NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO – “In the 27 years that the International Bluegrass Music Association has been handing out awards, no woman had ever even been nominated for guitarist of the year, until now.” (And she won!)
AMERICAN SONGWRITER – “When you look at all that Molly Tuttle — a staple of bluegrass stages and member of the band the Goodbye Girls — has accomplished in her career as a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, it might be surprising to learn that she only recently released her first solo project. Tuttle did in fact just make her solo debut in June, though, with Rise, a seven-song collection that sees the Nashville transplant exploring sounds that venture outside the realm of traditional roots music. Produced by Kai Welch, Rise also features a stacked roster of guest musicians, including Darrell Scott, the Milk Carton Kids, Kathy Kallick and Nathaniel Smith.”