Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway release a live performance video of “She’ll Change,” the recently released track from Tuttle’s forthcoming Nonesuch debut. Filmed at Hartland Studios in Nashville, the video, which can be seen here, features Tuttle on guitar and vocals alongside her band of bluegrass virtuosos—mandolinist Dominick Leslie, banjoist Kyle Tuttle, fiddle player Bronwyn Keith-Hynes and bassist Shelby Means. It was directed and edited by Michael Kessler, recorded and mixed by Ryan McFadden and mastered by Edsel Holden.
Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway will tour the United States in 2022 in support of Tuttle’s forthcoming Nonesuch Records debut (details to be announced soon). The tour schedule is below.
“She’ll Change,” released last month on Nonesuch, is co-written by Tuttle and Old Crow Medicine Show’s Ketch Secor and performed by an all-star ensemble of Nashville musicians, including Ron Block, Michael “Mike” Bub, Jason Carter, Dominick Leslie, Tina Adair; the recording also features Jerry Douglas, who co-produced the song with Tuttle. The song, which Guitar World calls “an energetic two-and-a-half-minute bluegrass masterpiece,” is available to stream and download here.
“I’ve always loved the rare bluegrass songs that are sung by women about women,” says Tuttle of the new track. “Songs like ‘It’s Hard to Tell the Singer from the Song’ by Hazel Dickens, and ‘Ellie’ by Kathy Kallick. I wanted to write my own bluegrass song about a badass woman who lives by her own rules. ‘She’ll Change’ is my homage to the strong musical women who helped me find my own voice.”
An award-winning guitarist and songwriter, Molly Tuttle was raised in a musical family in Northern California. Since moving to Nashville in 2015, she has worked with many of her peers and heroes in the Americana, folk, and bluegrass communities, winning Instrumentalist of the Year at the 2018 Americana Music Awards. Tuttle’s 2019 debut album, When You’re Ready, received critical acclaim, with NPR Music praising its “handsomely crafted melodies that gently insinuate themselves into the memory,” and the Wall Street Journal lauding Tuttle’s “genre-boundary-crossing comfort and emotional preparedness,” calling the record an “invigorating, mature and attention-grabbing first album.”
Tuttle’s accolades also include Folk Alliance International’s honor for Song of the Year for “You Didn’t Call My Name,” from her 2017 Rise EP, and consecutive trophies for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Guitar Player of the Year; she was the first woman in the history of the IBMA to win that honor.
During the pandemic, Tuttle recorded a covers album, …but i’d rather be with you, which was released in August 2020. The record, which features guest vocals from Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith and Old Crow Medicine Show’s Ketch Secor, includes songs by musicians ranging from FKA Twigs to Cat Stevens, Rancid to Karen Dalton, and The National to The Rolling Stones. The New Yorker’s Jay Ruttenberg, in praising her rendition of the Stones’ “She’s a Rainbow,” says: “In Tuttle’s reading, the song uses a bluegrass spirit to look to the past—and a feminist allegiance to peek at the future.”
MOLLY TUTTLE & GOLDEN HIGHWAY CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
January 21—Seattle, WA—Tractor Tavern
January 22—Portland, OR—Mississippi Studios
January 25—Grass Valley, CA—Center for the Arts
January 26—Sacramento, CA—Goldfields
January 27—Mill Valley, CA—Sweet Water Music Hall
January 28—Morro Bay, CA—The Siren
January 31—Santa Barbara, CA—Soho
February 1—San Juan Capistrano, CA—The Coach House
February 2—Los Angeles, CA—The Roxy
February 24—Salt Lake City, UT—The State Room
February 25—Fort Collins, CO—Aggie Theatre
February 26—Steamboat Springs, CO—WinterWonderGrass
February 27—Boulder, CO—Fox Theatre
March 2—Omaha, NE—Slowdown
March 3—Lawrence, KS—Bottleneck
March 4—St. Louis, MO—Old Rock House
March 5—Indianapolis, IN—Hi-Fi Indy
March 6—Louisville, KY—Zanzabar
March 10—Nashville, TN—Station Inn
March 11—Asheville, NC—The Grey Eagle
March 12—Clemson, SC—Clemson Guitar Festival
March 13—Chattanooga, TN—Songbirds North