Molly Tuttle


"It's been pretty amazing," is Molly Tuttle's first-cut, four-word summary of the past two years. She's an artist who emerged out of a bluegrass upbringing on the west coast, got formal musical schooling at Berklee in Boston and came to Nashville in 2015 to put a career together, something she's done more completely than most Americana musicians under 30. It was in 2017 that things really accelerated.

895 Fest: Molly Tuttle Is More Than Ready

May 25, 2019

When we profiled Molly Tuttle last Summer, we knew she was a pioneering female winner of the International Bluegrass Music Association Guitar Player of the Year award and that the wider roots world was watching her as an especially promising singer/songwriter. But we didn’t know what she was conjuring up in the studio as her official album debut. Now we know, and it’s dramatic.

Billy Strings and his band had played their last song. The Ryman Auditorium audience was on its feet emitting every manner of happy exultation at explosive volume. The quartet had taken a group bow and put their instruments to rest. Then emcee Eddie Stubbs, from his podium, suggested Billy Strings do one more song - a rare encore for an opening act.