Molly Tuttle and Nathaniel Rateliff are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release of the Stevie Nicks/Tom Petty classic, "Stop Dragging My Heart Around," with a new official music video of their recently released duet streaming now on YouTube. Tuttle and Rateliff's version comes from …but i’d rather be with you, too, the addendum EP to Tuttle’s acclaimed 2020 covers LP, …but i’d rather be with you, both produced by Tony Berg (Phoebe Bridgers, Andrew Bird) and out now via Compass Records. The EP released this past spring showcases a remarkable trio of creative covers performed with some of Tuttle’s friends and favorite fellow artists, including renditions of Sheryl Crow’s “Strong Enough” performed with Madison Cunningham, Phantogram’s “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” performed with Iron & Wine, and the aforementioned Nicks/Petty hit “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” performed with Nathaniel Rateliff. Rolling Stone Country premiered the video earlier today.
"Nathaniel has been someone whose music helped get me through the struggles of this past year and it was such an honor to sing with him on this song that I love," says Tuttle. "I have always wanted to work up this classic Stevie Nicks/Tom Petty duet with someone and it was a thrill to do it with one of my favorite singers. We recorded our parts remotely but I hope we get to do it in person someday!"
The EP was heralded with the official music video for Tuttle's cover of Phantogram's "You Don't Get Me High Anymore," featuring Iron & Wine. It was followed by a beautiful live performance video covering Sheryl Crow's "Strong Enough" with Madison Cunningham. The two took on Crow's tale of relationship frustration all shot in the Santa Monica mountains with just two acoustic guitars.
Released last August to worldwide critical applause, …but i’d rather be with you collects 10 striking cover songs recorded during quarantine and produced with the help of Tony Berg. Among its many riches, the album includes renditions of The National’s epic “Fake Empire,” Rancid’s “Olympia, WA,” The Rolling Stones’ “She’s A Rainbow,” FKA twigs’ “Mirrored Heart,” and the Grateful Dead favorite, “Standing On The Moon,” all joined by official companion videos streaming now via YouTube. The remaining itinerary is below.
MOLLY TUTTLE ON TOUR 2021
07.08.21 - Winston-Salem, NC // The Ramkat & Gas Hill
07.09.21 - Raleigh, NC // AJ Fletcher Opera Theatre
07.25.21 - Floyd, VA // Floydfest
08.22.21 - Chicago, IL // Old Town School of Folk
08.26.21 - Ann Arbor, MI // The ARK
09.25.21 - Boulder, CO // Bluebird Music Festival