MEET THE BABE
Molly Tuttle is a virtuosic, grammy-nominated guitarist with a gift for insightful songwriting. Her lifelong love of bluegrass comes through in the music that is both forward-thinking and steeped in heritage. From Rolling Stone to Jimmy Kimmel - Molly is quickly becoming a household name.
What initially drew you to the bluegrass genre and...
How has your approach to the music evolved over time?
My dad grew up playing bluegrass with his family on a farm in Illinois. When he moved to California in the 80s he began teaching bluegrass music lessons in the Bay Area. So I heard bluegrass around the house all the time as a kid and learned guitar from my dad. As I became more passionate about music I loved going to bluegrass festivals, making friends and playing music in the campgrounds at night.
You've played at some incredible venues and festivals throughout your career...
What's been the most memorable performance you've ever given, and what made it so special?
I loved playing Newport Folk Festival a few years back when Brandi Carlile put together an all female set and Dolly Parton came out at the end to surprise the crowd! We all sang 9 to 5 as the closer.
How would you describe your personal style
When you are not performing what is your go-to home outfit?
I’m pretty casual when I’m home. I usually wear sweatpants, jeans or anything comfy. When I’m on stage I love dressing up. I like 60s-70s inspired outfits, western style, and sparkles for stage.
Who are three musicians we should be listening to right now?
Some of my current favorites are Khruangbin, Charley Crockett, and Remi Wolf.
You've spoken publicly about your experience with alopecia
How has that experience shaped your approach to life and your music?
It taught me to embrace who I am and also showed me the importance of community. I was able to accept my hair-loss once I reconnected with the alopecia community and began to speak about my experience with others who understood.
What piece from our collab is your favorite?
Hard to choose but I really love the moon phase necklace.
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Molly Tuttle Collaboration