The Molly Tuttle Band to Appear at Rivers Edge Theatre Oct. 14
The Rivers Edge Theatre provided the following news release:
Molly Tuttle, the award-winning musician from the San Francisco Bay Area, will appear at the Rivers Edge Theatre in Yorkville on Sunday, October 14th. A singer and songwriter extraordinaire, with a dazzling mastery of guitar and banjo, Molly brings a unique blend of American roots, folk and original music.
“Introducing, a young lady from California with more talent than she knows what to do with, and potential to make it bigger than the world can take on…” penned a recent journalist. And what an exciting year it has been for her. Last year the 19-year old was awarded a Merit Scholarship at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. In October she won the first scholarship award from the Foundation for Bluegrass Music in memory of Hazel Dickens at the annual International Bluegrass Music Association conference. In January she was awarded “Female Vocalist and Guitar Player of the year” by the Northern California Bluegrass Society. And in April she won the prestigious Merlefest Chris Austin songwriting competition.
Molly's father, Jack, also a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, will provide the perfect musical compliment to Molly, on both the high-speed bluegrass and her contemporary originals. Jack is the son of Sue Tuttle and the late Gerald Tuttle of Yorkville. Growing up in Yorkville and influenced by his father, he started learning guitar at age 5, added banjo at age 12 and later added mandolin and fiddle. Now a mainstay of the S.F. Bay Area bluegrass scene, he has taught thousand of students to play fiddle, guitar, mandolin and banjo. In 2007, Jack was honored to receive the California Bluegrass Association's Distinguished Honorary Lifetime Membership award. This year he was awarded the Northern California Bluegrass Society’s “Fiddle Player of the Year”.
Also accompanying Molly on guitar will be her sixteen year-old brother Sullivan Tuttle. At their recent appearance at San Diego's Summergrass Festival, music reviewer Richard James called Sullivan's guitar playing “mindblowing …. the faraway look in the young man’s wide eyes stood in sharp contrast to his confident mastery of the fretboard as he reeled off one hot lick after another.”
The Molly Tuttle Band is excited to perform two shows at the River’s Edge Theatre at 217 S. Bridge St. in Yorkville. Show times on October 14th are 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm. Tickets ($15) can be purchased online or by calling: 630-882-9559.