Plugged-In Productions is proud to welcome award-winning, virtuoso guitarist, Molly Tuttle, to Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre in Asheville on Thursday, July 7th! With a gift for insightful songwriting, Molly Tuttle is one of the leading lights of modern folk, bluegrass, and Americana music. An in-demand collaborator with virtuosic flatpicking, clawhammer, and cross-picking guitar skills, she has been wowing audiences and fellow artists from Coast to Coast and played to a sold out crowd last time through Asheville. Be sure to grab your tickets early to catch the phenomenal Molly Tuttle! Limited tickets are available for this show.
Concert presented by: Plugged-In Productions
Sponsor: Mountain Nest Art Gallery
Media Sponsor: WNCW
No outside food, beverages, or chairs are allowed in the venue.
Since moving to Nashville in 2015, the native Californian has been welcomed into the Americana, folk and bluegrass communities, winning “Instrumentalist of the Year” at the 2018 Americana Music Awards. Her debut, the Ryan Hewitt-produced WHEN YOU’RE READY, stretched the boundaries of those genres and introduced her to a wider audience both here and abroad. Tuttle has continued to accumulate accolades, winning Folk Alliance International’s honor for Song of the Year for “You Didn’t Call My Name” and taking home consecutive trophies for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Guitar Player of the Year (the first woman in the history of the IBMA to win that honor).
By the age of 11, Tuttle was attending jam sessions, and as she matured, her musical tastes soon ranged from Bob Dylan and Gillian Welch to The Smiths and Neko Case. Nowadays Tuttle is influencing and inspiring her own legion of young fans.
“I love seeing any young person trying to play one of my songs or just learning something from me,” she says. “One of my goals is to inspire the next generation, especially young girls, to play guitar. I think if girls see a woman doing something, it helps them think, ‘I can do that, too.’”
But something she’s quick to point out is that it all has to come from a lot of hard work and focus.
“I still concentrate on getting a better understanding of the fingerboard, so that I have
the freedom to play more of what I hear in my head. There are endless possibilities for learning and growth on the instrument.”
That pursuit of freedom and accomplishment continues to be explored and developed on …but i’d rather be with you, which conveys a further progression of her distinctive talent and musical ambition and gives an indication of the broad scope of her talent.
“I have been working on writing for another original album and am still planning to record that this year,” Tuttle says, “but in the meantime I wanted to share these covers that have lifted my spirits, in hopes that you’ll find some much-needed joy as well.”