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    Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway's Album 'Crooked Tree' Due April 1 on Nonesuch Records

    Acclaimed singer, songwriter, and musician Molly Tuttle will release her Nonesuch Records debut album, Crooked Tree, April 1 with her new bluegrass collective Golden Highway; vinyl follows May 13. You can pre-order the album here. The album's title track is out today; you can watch Tuttle and her band perform it live here:

    Recorded live at Nashville’s Oceanway Studios, Crooked Tree was produced by Tuttle and Jerry Douglas and features collaborations with Sierra Hull, Old Crow Medicine Show, Margo Price, Billy Strings, Dan Tyminski, and Gillian Welch. The album explores Tuttle’s love of bluegrass, which she discovered though her father, a music teacher and multi-instrumentalist, and her grandfather, a banjo player. Across these thirteen tracks, all of which were written/co-written by Tuttle, she honors the bluegrass tradition while also pushing the genre in new directions.

    “I always knew I wanted to make a bluegrass record someday,” Tuttle says. “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.”

    Here's Tuttle and the band performing the album track "She'll Change":

    In celebration of the new music, Tuttle and Golden Highway—Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Dominick Leslie (mandolin), Shelby Means (bass), and Kyle Tuttle (banjo)—will embark on an extensive headline tour beginning tonight with shows at Seattle’s Tractor Tavern (two nights), Portland’s Mississippi Studios (two nights), Los Angeles’ Roxy, Salt Lake City’s State Room, Boulder’s Fox Theatre, Asheville’s The Grey Eagle and Nashville’s Station Inn, among several others. See below for the complete itinerary; for all the latest, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    In addition to Tuttle (vocals, guitars), Douglas (dobro), Keith-Hynes (fiddle) and Leslie (mandolin), Crooked Tree also features musicians Darol Anger (fiddle), Ron Block (banjo), Mike Bub (upright bass), Jason Carter (fiddle), Viktor Krauss (upright bass), Todd Phillips (upright bass), and Christian Sedelmyer (fiddle) with additional harmony vocals from Tina Adair, Lindsay Lou, and Melody Walker.

    Raised in Northern California, Tuttle attended Berklee College of Music and 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.” Additionally, of …but i’d rather be with you, the New Yorker said, “the record’s star is ‘She’s a Rainbow’ … in Tuttle’s reading, the song uses a bluegrass spirit to look to the past—and a feminist allegiance to peek at the future.”

    An award-winning artist, Tuttle was named Instrumentalist of the Year at the 2018 Americana Music Awards and the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Guitar Player of the Year in both 2017 and 2018, the first woman in the history of the IBMA to receive the honor. Tuttle has performed around the world, including shows with Sam Bush, Béla Fleck, Hiss Golden Messenger, Jason Isbell, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Dwight Yoakam as well as at several major festivals including Bonnaroo, Newport Folk, and Pilgrimage.

    MOLLY TUTTLE & GOLDEN HIGHWAY ON TOUR

    Jan 20&21 Tractor Tavern Seattle, WA
    Jan 22&23 Mississippi Studios Portland, OR
    Jan 25 Center for the Arts Grass Valley, CA
    Jan 26 Goldfields Sacramento, CA
    Jan 27 Sweet Water Music Hall Mill Valley, CA
    Jan 28 The Siren Morro Bay, CA
    Jan 31 Soho Santa Barbara, CA
    Feb 1 The Coach House San Juan Capistrano, CA
    Feb 2 The Roxy Los Angeles, CA
         
    Feb 24 The State Room Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb 25 Aggie Theatre Fort Collins, CO
    Feb 26 WinterWonderGrass Steamboat Springs, CO
    Feb 27 Fox Theatre Boulder, CO
    Mar 2 Slowdown Omaha, NE
    Mar 3 Bottleneck Lawrence, KS
    Mar 4 Old Rock House St. Louis, MO
    Mar 5 Hi-Fi Indy Indianapolis, IN
    Mar 6 Zanzabar Louisville, KY
    Mar 10 Station Inn Nashville, TN
    Mar 11 The Grey Eagle Asheville, NC
    Mar 12 Clemson Guitar Festival Clemson, SC
    Mar 13 Songbirds Chattanooga, TN
    Mar 18 The Caverns Pelham, TN
         
    Apr 21 The Attic Tampa, FL
    Apr 22 Bok Tower Gardens Lake Wales, FL
    Apr 23 Moon Crush Miramar Beach, FL
    Apr 28 The Guild Theatre Menlo Park, CA
    Apr 30 Stagecoach Indio, CA
         
    Jun 16 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Telluride, CO
    Jun 30 High Sierra Music Festival Quincy, CA
         
    Sep 2 Earl Scruggs Music Festival Mill Spring, NC
         

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Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway's Album 'Crooked Tree' Due April 1 on Nonesuch Records

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Acclaimed singer, songwriter, and musician Molly Tuttle will release her Nonesuch Records debut album, Crooked Tree, April 1 with her new bluegrass collective Golden Highway; vinyl follows May 13. You can watch Tuttle and her band perform the title track live here. Recorded live at Nashville’s Oceanway Studios, Crooked Tree was produced by Tuttle and Jerry Douglas and features collaborations with Sierra Hull, Old Crow Medicine Show, Margo Price, Billy Strings, Dan Tyminski and Gillian Welch. The album explores Tuttle’s love of bluegrass, which she discovered though her father, a music teacher and multi-instrumentalist, and her grandfather, a banjo player. Across these thirteen tracks, all of which were written/co-written by Tuttle, she honors the bluegrass tradition while also pushing the genre in new directions. Tuttle and Golden Highway—Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Dominick Leslie (mandolin), Shelby Means (bass), and Kyle Tuttle (banjo)—launch a US tour tonight.

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Acclaimed singer, songwriter, and musician Molly Tuttle will release her Nonesuch Records debut album, Crooked Tree, April 1 with her new bluegrass collective Golden Highway; vinyl follows May 13. You can pre-order the album here. The album's title track is out today; you can watch Tuttle and her band perform it live here:

Recorded live at Nashville’s Oceanway Studios, Crooked Tree was produced by Tuttle and Jerry Douglas and features collaborations with Sierra Hull, Old Crow Medicine Show, Margo Price, Billy Strings, Dan Tyminski, and Gillian Welch. The album explores Tuttle’s love of bluegrass, which she discovered though her father, a music teacher and multi-instrumentalist, and her grandfather, a banjo player. Across these thirteen tracks, all of which were written/co-written by Tuttle, she honors the bluegrass tradition while also pushing the genre in new directions.

“I always knew I wanted to make a bluegrass record someday,” Tuttle says. “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.”

Here's Tuttle and the band performing the album track "She'll Change":

In celebration of the new music, Tuttle and Golden Highway—Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Dominick Leslie (mandolin), Shelby Means (bass), and Kyle Tuttle (banjo)—will embark on an extensive headline tour beginning tonight with shows at Seattle’s Tractor Tavern (two nights), Portland’s Mississippi Studios (two nights), Los Angeles’ Roxy, Salt Lake City’s State Room, Boulder’s Fox Theatre, Asheville’s The Grey Eagle and Nashville’s Station Inn, among several others. See below for the complete itinerary; for all the latest, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

In addition to Tuttle (vocals, guitars), Douglas (dobro), Keith-Hynes (fiddle) and Leslie (mandolin), Crooked Tree also features musicians Darol Anger (fiddle), Ron Block (banjo), Mike Bub (upright bass), Jason Carter (fiddle), Viktor Krauss (upright bass), Todd Phillips (upright bass), and Christian Sedelmyer (fiddle) with additional harmony vocals from Tina Adair, Lindsay Lou, and Melody Walker.

Raised in Northern California, Tuttle attended Berklee College of Music and 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.” Additionally, of …but i’d rather be with you, the New Yorker said, “the record’s star is ‘She’s a Rainbow’ … in Tuttle’s reading, the song uses a bluegrass spirit to look to the past—and a feminist allegiance to peek at the future.”

An award-winning artist, Tuttle was named Instrumentalist of the Year at the 2018 Americana Music Awards and the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Guitar Player of the Year in both 2017 and 2018, the first woman in the history of the IBMA to receive the honor. Tuttle has performed around the world, including shows with Sam Bush, Béla Fleck, Hiss Golden Messenger, Jason Isbell, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Dwight Yoakam as well as at several major festivals including Bonnaroo, Newport Folk, and Pilgrimage.

MOLLY TUTTLE & GOLDEN HIGHWAY ON TOUR

Jan 20&21 Tractor Tavern Seattle, WA
Jan 22&23 Mississippi Studios Portland, OR
Jan 25 Center for the Arts Grass Valley, CA
Jan 26 Goldfields Sacramento, CA
Jan 27 Sweet Water Music Hall Mill Valley, CA
Jan 28 The Siren Morro Bay, CA
Jan 31 Soho Santa Barbara, CA
Feb 1 The Coach House San Juan Capistrano, CA
Feb 2 The Roxy Los Angeles, CA
     
Feb 24 The State Room Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 25 Aggie Theatre Fort Collins, CO
Feb 26 WinterWonderGrass Steamboat Springs, CO
Feb 27 Fox Theatre Boulder, CO
Mar 2 Slowdown Omaha, NE
Mar 3 Bottleneck Lawrence, KS
Mar 4 Old Rock House St. Louis, MO
Mar 5 Hi-Fi Indy Indianapolis, IN
Mar 6 Zanzabar Louisville, KY
Mar 10 Station Inn Nashville, TN
Mar 11 The Grey Eagle Asheville, NC
Mar 12 Clemson Guitar Festival Clemson, SC
Mar 13 Songbirds Chattanooga, TN
Mar 18 The Caverns Pelham, TN
     
Apr 21 The Attic Tampa, FL
Apr 22 Bok Tower Gardens Lake Wales, FL
Apr 23 Moon Crush Miramar Beach, FL
Apr 28 The Guild Theatre Menlo Park, CA
Apr 30 Stagecoach Indio, CA
     
Jun 16 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Telluride, CO
Jun 30 High Sierra Music Festival Quincy, CA
     
Sep 2 Earl Scruggs Music Festival Mill Spring, NC
     
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