Molly Tuttle

Americana, Bluegrass

Molly Tuttle grew up in Northern California but was drawn to the music of Southern Appalachia. She and her dad went to festivals and fiddle contests through her growing up. She went to Berklee College of Music in Boston and started playing professionally full-time shortly after graduating.

Molly Tuttle was the first woman to win the IBMA Guitar Player of the Year (2017 & 2018). After two more pop leaning records she returned to her bluegrass roots with the 2022 release “Crooked Tree.”

“I always knew I wanted to make a bluegrass record someday,” says the now Nashville-based Tuttle. “Once I started writing, everything flowed so easily: sometimes I’ve felt an internal pressure to come up with a sound no one’s heard before, but this time my intention was just to make an album that reflected the music that’s been passed down through generations in my family. I found a way to do that while writing songs that feel true to who I am, and it really helped me to grow as a songwriter.”

Molly has played for PineCone audiences at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass and in the Down Home Series.

“Whenever I’m here I’m reminded of how amazing the bluegrass community is and how supportive they’ve been of me throughout the years,” said Molly Tuttle on stage at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in 2022. “We love you Raleigh!”

Molly Tuttle was nominated for Best New Artist at the 2023 Grammy Awards and won the Grammy Award for 2023 Bluegrass Album of the Year. She remains one of the most exciting guitarists in bluegrass.

Molly Tuttle was a part of the PineCone 2021 Down Home Concert Series. It was our first venture back into the concert hall after COVID. Molly closed the series and absolutely crushed it.
Molly Tuttle joined Sierra Hull for a special set included in the 2020 virtual festival IBMA Bluegrass Live powered by PNC.