Boone, NC – Fresh off their fifth win at the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards on September 29, 2022, virtuosos Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway will make their long-awaited App Theater debut on Sunday, November 13 at 7pm at the historic venue in downtown Boone, NC.
Writing for the New York Times, music critic Tony Sherman said, “Singer, songwriter and guitarist Molly Tuttle’s fingers move so fast, she can’t break your pocket. Although he’s only been releasing albums for three years, the sharpest ears in Americana music have taken notice.”
“I’ve never heard Molly Tuttle strike a note that wasn’t completely self-assured,” says roots music guitar maestro David Rawlings, one half of Gillian Welch’s duo. “Molly plays with a confidence and command that only the best guitarists can achieve. If it could be bottled, I’d take two.”
Tuttle’s concert is part of the Must Store Americana Music Series on the Appalachian Theater’s Doc Watson Stage. This series is an ongoing, year-round program of artists and events unique to our country.
“This is exactly the type of programming we envisioned when creating the Americana Music Series,” said Lisa Cooper, president of Mast Stores, when the series was announced last September. “We look forward to celebrating their artistry and enjoying their music with High Country residents in November, along with the many audiences in our region who have come to expect this caliber of entertainment at Appalachian theater.”
Molly Tuttle & the Golden Highway is her brand new band of bluegrass virtuosos featuring mandolinist Dominic Leslie, banjoist Kyle Tuttle, flutist Bronwyn Keith-Hines and bassist
Shelby Means is touring the US in 2022 in support of Tuttle’s upcoming Nonesuch Records debut. An award-winning guitarist and songwriter, native Californian Molly Tuttle continues to push her songwriting in new directions and push musical boundaries. Since moving to Nashville in 2015, he has worked with many of his 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 “beautifully crafted melodies that gently suggest themselves to memory” and The Wall Street Journal praising Tuttle’s “genre-boundary-crossing comfort and emotional readiness. ,” calling the record a “brilliant, mature and attention-grabbing debut album”.
His accolades include a Folk Alliance International honor for Song of the Year for “You Didn’t Call My Name” from his 2017 Rise EP, and consecutive trophies for Guitar Player of the Year from the International Bluegrass Music Association; She is the first woman in IBMA history to win this 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 from musicians ranging from FKA Twigs to Cat Stevens, Rancid to Karen Dalton, and The National to The Rolling Stones. Jay Rutenberg of The New Yorker praised the Stones’ “She’s a Rainbow”, saying: “In Tuttle’s reading, the song uses a bluegrass spirit to look to the past—and a feminist allegiance to peer into the future.”
All seats at Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway are $30. For tickets and more information to all events, or to join the theater’s eBlast list and purchase a membership, please visit the ATHC website at www.apptheatre.org.