Tuttle is "Ready"
Thursday, January 17, 2019
– Molly Tuttle will release her debut album, "When You're Ready," on April 5 on Compass, it was announced today.
"Take the Journey" is the first song released from the disc, which will follow an EP that did raised her profile, "Rise."
The 2018 Americana Music Award-winner for "Instrumentalist of the Year" will hit the road for a sries of live dates across the U.S. and Great Britain, including the Transatlantic Sessions traveling folk festival.
"I sat down with Sarah Siskind one afternoon in East Nashville and we wrote this song," Tuttle said in an interview with Rolling Stone Country. "We wanted to write a song with a modal feel, and as we were writing I started messing around with a claw hammer guitar part in a modal G tuning. To me, this song is about the hero's journey, a story arc that we see in books and movies. I think everyone has some form of hero's journey in their own lives as well."
Ryan Hewitt (The Avett Brothers, The Lumineers) produced the disc. Tuttle wrote or co-wrote all 11 tracks since moving to Nashville, including the opener "Million Miles." Songwriting partner Steve Poltz brought the song to her, mentioning that he and Jewel started it in the '90s and didn't complete it. With their blessing, she finished the song and enlisted Sierra Hull to play mandolin and Jason Isbell to sing background vocals.
"I love so many types of music," she said, "and it's exciting to be a part of and embraced by different musical worlds, but when I'm creating I don't think about genres or how it will fit into any particular format - it's just music."
After attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, Tuttle moved to Nashville in 2015.
Tour dates are:
Jan. 24 - Bluefield Arts Center - Bluefield, WV
Jan. 25 - Diana Wortham Theatre - Asheville, NC
Jan. 26 - Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts - First Flight High School - Kill Devil Hills, NC
Feb. 1 and 3 - The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall - Glasgow, UK *
Feb. 4 - Sage Gateshead - Gateshead, UK *
Feb. 5 - Barbican Centre - London, UK *
Feb. 6 - Cambridge Corn Exchange - Cambridge, UK *
Feb. 7 - The Bridgewater Hall - Manchester, UK *
Feb. 8 - Symphony Hall - Birmingham, UK *
Feb. 9 - Millennium Forum- Derry, UK *
Feb. 10 - Cayamo Cruise - Tampa, FL
Feb. 28 - Colonial Theatre - Idaho Falls, ID
March 1 - Myrna Loy Center for Performing Arts - Helena, MT
March 2 - Rialto Bozeman - Bozeman, MT
March 14 - Foundation Performing Arts Center - Spindale, NC
March 20 - The Ark - Ann Arbor, MI
March 21 - Prius Hall, Ball State University - Muncie, IN
March 22 - Sandwich Opera House - Sandwich, IL
March 23 - Al Ringling Theater - Baraboo, WI
March 24 - Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant - Minneapolis, MN
3 - The Basement East - Nashville, TN
April 4 - Richard G. Fallon Theatre - Tallahassee, FL
April 5 - Savannah Music Festival - Savannah, GA
April 6 - Grand Ole Opry - Nashville, TN
April 10 - Kitchen Garden Café - Birmingham, UK
April 11 - Night & Day Café - Manchester, UK
April 12 - Bristol Folk House - Bristol, UK
April 13 - St. Lawrence Church - Biddulph, UK
April 14 - The Stables - Milton Keynes, UK
April 16 - The Lexington - London, UK
April 17 - The Forge at the Anvil - Basingstoke, UK
April 18 - The Greystones - Sheffield, UK
April 19 - Live Room - Saltaire, UK
April 20 - Sage Gateshead - Gateshead, UK
May 2 - Starr Theater at Walton Arts Center - Fayetteville, AR
May 4 - Ozark Folk Center Music Theater - Mountain View, AR
May 11 - LEAF Festival - Black Mountain, NC
May 25 - Strawberry Music Festival - Grass Valley, CA
June 22 - Telluride Bluegrass Festival - Telluride, CO
Aug. 30 - Reservoir Hill Park ¬- Pagosa Springs, CO
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