Few possess the guitar prowess of Molly Tuttle, a California-born artist who is transgressing bluegrass music traditions to break into the mainstream. Tuttle’s debut solo EP, Rise, dropped last year and has been a roaring success, spearheaded by the country-tinged ‘Lightning in A Jar’.[pullquote]The progressive Rise has seen Tuttle’s work reach an ever-growing audience[/pullquote]
Whilst staying true to her bluegrass roots, a subgenre of country focusing more on the use of a string band, the progressive Rise has seen Tuttle’s work reach an ever-growing audience. Last year the singer-songwriter won the International Bluegrass Music Association’s award for Guitar Player of the Year, making history as the first woman to do so.
Tuttle now prepares to take on the UK with a 14-date tour over April and May this year. The songstress will be co-headlining with fellow American singer-songwriter Rachel Baiman, who has enjoyed recent success after the release of her fiddle-full debut record, Shame, in 2017. The two will play everywhere from Glasgow to Belfast to London, stopping off at The Live Theatre here in Newcastle for a sold-out show on the 4th May. For those not familiar with the venue, most famed as a ‘new writing theatre’, it is located on tucked-away on the Quayside banks.
Be sure to check out Rise by Molly Tuttle on Spotify: