Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway's Album 'Crooked Tree' Now on Vinyl; "Flatland Girl" Video Released

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Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway’s new album, Crooked Tree, is now on vinyl, following its recent release on CD and digital. The album, recorded live in Nashville, 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 tracks, all written or co-written by Tuttle, explore her lifelong love of bluegrass. "Molly Tuttle's fingers move so quickly, she could pick your pocket without breaking stride," says the New York Times. NPR calls it "dashingly virtuosic." It "feels like the album Molly Tuttle was destined to make," says Uncut. You can watch the new video for the album track "Flatland Girl," featuring Margo Price, and get tickets for Tuttle and the band's tour here.

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Acclaimed singer, songwriter, and musician Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway’s new album, Crooked Tree, is out today on vinyl via Nonesuch Records—Tuttle’s first release on the label—following its recent release on CD and digital. You can get it and hear it 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 through 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 has released a video for the album track "Flatland Girl," which she co-wrote with Ketch Secor and features Margo Price. You can watch the video, made by Robert Edridge-Waks, here:

Here is some of the critical acclaim for Crooked Tree:

“Molly Tuttle’s fingers move so quickly, she could pick your pocket without breaking stride. Though she’s only been releasing albums for three years, the sharpest ears in Americana music have taken notice.” —The New York Times

“Tuttle’s guitar playing, with its sly sense of rhythm and incisive, articulate lines, is a central protagonist in arrangements that steer the possibilities of a bluegrass band toward cinematic sophistication. The poised clarity of her singing suggests that she’s taken in everything around her, from her immediate surroundings out to distant horizons, before plotting where she’ll stand.” —NPR Music

"Crooked Tree feels like the album Molly Tuttle was destined to make." —Uncut

"Everything sounds alive, vital, and perfectly in focus." —Mojo

“Ask anyone who has heard her, and they’ll likely say Molly Tuttle is too talented to stay in one lane.” —Billboard

“Flatpicking prodigy…alongside lightning-fast picking, the album showcases song-sized world-building.” —Tennessean

“One of the best six-string players on planet earth.” —American Songwriter

“Crooked Tree may be the best album of the year so far; the musicianship and songwriting on the album stand without parallel.” —Folk Alley

“You can practically hear the crackle of flames rising from Tuttle’s acoustic…such is the speed and precision of her award-winning, dead-on-perfect picking.” —Guitar World

“She’s risen to the highest pantheons of gifted young guitarists, and excelled in such a way as to assure her own superstardom…wonderful new record” —Bluegrass Today

“In our contemporary time of great political divide, Tuttle’s recent single ‘Big Backyard’…is a nugget of peace and wisdom.” —Nashville Scene

“Crooked Tree feels like a party where everyone is invited.” —No Depression

“A satisfyingly solid collection of new originals.” —Glide

“Crooked Tree is the Molly Tuttle record we’ve been waiting for, one that is firmly rooted in bluegrass, but imbued with her own sharp style as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter.” —Arts Fuse

“Dazzling guitar work…her finest album to date.” —Holler

“Tuttle manages to deftly navigate a steep challenge—staying true to tradition while giving it a contemporary facelift for her strong songwriting to shine through.” —Country Standard Time

In celebration of the new music, Tuttle and Golden Highway—Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Dominick Leslie (mandolin), Shelby Means (bass) and Kyle Tuttle (banjo)—continue their extensive headline tour later this month. 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

May 13 Carson Center for the Performing Arts* Paducah, KY
May 29 DelFest Cumberland, MD
May 31 Austin City Limits at The Moody Theater* Austin, TX
Jun 1 The Heights* Houston, TX
Jun 4 Brevard Music Center Brevard, NC
Jun 9 Spoleto Festival Charleston, SC
Jun 17 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Telluride, CO
Jun 23 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA
Jun 24 Green River Festival Greenfield, MA
Jun 25 Caramoor Katonah, NY
Jun 26 Red Wing Roots Music Festival Mount Solon, VA
Jun 27 Birchmere Alexandria, VA
Jul 2 High Sierra Music Festival Quincy, CA
Jul 10 Stern Grove Festival San Francisco, CA
Jul 12 Luther Burbank Center for the Arts* Santa Rosa, CA
Jul 13 Mountain Winery* Saratoga, CA
Jul 16 Vancouver Folk Music Festival Vancouver, BC
Jul 18 Woodland Park Zoo* Seattle, WA
Jul 20 KettleHouse Amphitheater* Bonner, MT
Jul 21 The ELM* Bozeman, MT
Jul 24 Northwest String Summit North Plains, OR
     
Aug 12 Fort Desolation Fest Torrey, UT
Aug 25 Fayetteville Roots Fayetteville, AR
Aug 28 Sacred Rose Festival** Bridgeview, IL
Sep 2 Earl Scruggs Music Festival Mill Spring, NC
Sep 3 Blue Ridge Music Center Galax, VA
Sep 11 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Bristol, TN
Sep 14 AmericanaFest Nashville, TN
Sep 17 Bourbon & Beyond Louisville, KY
Sep 24 Pilgrimage Festival Franklin, TN
     

* w/Old Crow Medicine Show
** w/The Infamous Stringdusters

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Molly Tuttle: 'Crooked Tree' [vinyl]
  • Friday, May 13, 2022
    Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway's Album 'Crooked Tree' Now on Vinyl; "Flatland Girl" Video Released

    Acclaimed singer, songwriter, and musician Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway’s new album, Crooked Tree, is out today on vinyl via Nonesuch Records—Tuttle’s first release on the label—following its recent release on CD and digital. You can get it and hear it 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 through 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 has released a video for the album track "Flatland Girl," which she co-wrote with Ketch Secor and features Margo Price. You can watch the video, made by Robert Edridge-Waks, here:

    Here is some of the critical acclaim for Crooked Tree:

    “Molly Tuttle’s fingers move so quickly, she could pick your pocket without breaking stride. Though she’s only been releasing albums for three years, the sharpest ears in Americana music have taken notice.” —The New York Times

    “Tuttle’s guitar playing, with its sly sense of rhythm and incisive, articulate lines, is a central protagonist in arrangements that steer the possibilities of a bluegrass band toward cinematic sophistication. The poised clarity of her singing suggests that she’s taken in everything around her, from her immediate surroundings out to distant horizons, before plotting where she’ll stand.” —NPR Music

    "Crooked Tree feels like the album Molly Tuttle was destined to make." —Uncut

    "Everything sounds alive, vital, and perfectly in focus." —Mojo

    “Ask anyone who has heard her, and they’ll likely say Molly Tuttle is too talented to stay in one lane.” —Billboard

    “Flatpicking prodigy…alongside lightning-fast picking, the album showcases song-sized world-building.” —Tennessean

    “One of the best six-string players on planet earth.” —American Songwriter

    “Crooked Tree may be the best album of the year so far; the musicianship and songwriting on the album stand without parallel.” —Folk Alley

    “You can practically hear the crackle of flames rising from Tuttle’s acoustic…such is the speed and precision of her award-winning, dead-on-perfect picking.” —Guitar World

    “She’s risen to the highest pantheons of gifted young guitarists, and excelled in such a way as to assure her own superstardom…wonderful new record” —Bluegrass Today

    “In our contemporary time of great political divide, Tuttle’s recent single ‘Big Backyard’…is a nugget of peace and wisdom.” —Nashville Scene

    “Crooked Tree feels like a party where everyone is invited.” —No Depression

    “A satisfyingly solid collection of new originals.” —Glide

    “Crooked Tree is the Molly Tuttle record we’ve been waiting for, one that is firmly rooted in bluegrass, but imbued with her own sharp style as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter.” —Arts Fuse

    “Dazzling guitar work…her finest album to date.” —Holler

    “Tuttle manages to deftly navigate a steep challenge—staying true to tradition while giving it a contemporary facelift for her strong songwriting to shine through.” —Country Standard Time

    In celebration of the new music, Tuttle and Golden Highway—Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Dominick Leslie (mandolin), Shelby Means (bass) and Kyle Tuttle (banjo)—continue their extensive headline tour later this month. 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

    May 13 Carson Center for the Performing Arts* Paducah, KY
    May 29 DelFest Cumberland, MD
    May 31 Austin City Limits at The Moody Theater* Austin, TX
    Jun 1 The Heights* Houston, TX
    Jun 4 Brevard Music Center Brevard, NC
    Jun 9 Spoleto Festival Charleston, SC
    Jun 17 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Telluride, CO
    Jun 23 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA
    Jun 24 Green River Festival Greenfield, MA
    Jun 25 Caramoor Katonah, NY
    Jun 26 Red Wing Roots Music Festival Mount Solon, VA
    Jun 27 Birchmere Alexandria, VA
    Jul 2 High Sierra Music Festival Quincy, CA
    Jul 10 Stern Grove Festival San Francisco, CA
    Jul 12 Luther Burbank Center for the Arts* Santa Rosa, CA
    Jul 13 Mountain Winery* Saratoga, CA
    Jul 16 Vancouver Folk Music Festival Vancouver, BC
    Jul 18 Woodland Park Zoo* Seattle, WA
    Jul 20 KettleHouse Amphitheater* Bonner, MT
    Jul 21 The ELM* Bozeman, MT
    Jul 24 Northwest String Summit North Plains, OR
         
    Aug 12 Fort Desolation Fest Torrey, UT
    Aug 25 Fayetteville Roots Fayetteville, AR
    Aug 28 Sacred Rose Festival** Bridgeview, IL
    Sep 2 Earl Scruggs Music Festival Mill Spring, NC
    Sep 3 Blue Ridge Music Center Galax, VA
    Sep 11 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Bristol, TN
    Sep 14 AmericanaFest Nashville, TN
    Sep 17 Bourbon & Beyond Louisville, KY
    Sep 24 Pilgrimage Festival Franklin, TN
         

    * w/Old Crow Medicine Show
    ** w/The Infamous Stringdusters

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