On Wednesday, Americana artist Molly Tuttle joined Benji in-studio for a live set and interview ahead of her Colorado dates. She heads to Globe Hall Thursday, plays WinterWonderGrass in Steamboat this weekend and swings back down to Fort Collins to play The Armory Sunday night for a sold out show.
A two-time Americana Music Awards Instrumentalist of The Year, Tuttle released When You’re Ready in 2019 to great acclaim. The California-born artist now calls Nashville home. Drawing on a wide American songbook, Tuttle was raised by a musician family and was already attending bluegrass jams at 11. Check out her performance of “White Freightliner Blues” from Townes Van Zandt, one of her early influences.
Tuttle studied in the American Roots Music Program at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Her unique guitar approach calls on a diverse set of styles, including the clawhammer tradition common in old American music. Tuttle brings that back to a more modern tendency, as she talks about during a set and performance during 2019’s World Cafe, and maybe best exemplified in her version of the traditional “Cold Rain And Snow.”
Tickets to all her Colorado dates can be found after the video and interview.