Molly Tuttle, an award-winning musician from the San Francisco Bay Area, will appear at the Rivers Edge Theatre in Yorkville on Sun., October 14. This young singer and songwriter plays a unique blend of American roots and folk music.
Last year the 19-year old was awarded a Merit Scholarship at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and has received many awards including “Female Vocalist and Guitar Player of the year” by the Northern California Bluegrass Society.
Molly’s father, Jack, also a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, will provide a musical backdrop 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 playing guitar at age 5, added banjo at age 12 and finally added mandolin and fiddle. Now a mainstay of the S.F. Bay Area bluegrass scene, he has taught thousands 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 will perform two shows at the River’s Edge Theatre at 217 S. Bridge St. in Yorkville. Show times on October 14 are 2:30PM and 6:30PM. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.riversedgetheatre.com or by calling (630) 882-9559.