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CD Release Concert! May 18, Mt. View, California
We're excited to celebrate the release of our new CD on May 18 with a concert in Mountain View, California through the Redwood Bluegrass Associates concert series! http://www.rba.org/ We've included audience favorites as well as new material in the CD, entitled Endless Ocean. We hope you can come on the 18th -- there is optional jamming beforehand and delicious food during intermission.
San Francisco Festival of the Mandolins April 28th
Join us at the 13th annual San Francisco Festival of the Mandolins this Sunday, 4/28! Michael, AJ, Sullivan and Jack will perform from 4:25 to 5pm and the Tuttle gentlemen will also lead a bluegrass jam workshop at 11:00 a.m. This all takes place at the Croatian American Cultural Center in San Francisco. There are tons of other great performances and workshops. Go to http://www.slavonicweb.org/event_details.php?id=159 for more details.
Arizona's Desert Bluegrass Festival!
We're very happy to announce we'll be playing Saturday and Sunday at Arizona's Desert Bluegrass Festival October 26 & 27! This festival takes place in a beautiful venue and is kicked off with a night full of free bluegrass music on Friday. :)
Molly Plays Savannah Music Festival April 6th!
Molly will perform with some of the finest young acoustic musicians in the U.S., and their very talented mentors at the Savannah Music Festival's Stringband Spectacular, April 6. This concert is the culminating event of the Acoustic Music Seminar, which Molly is honored to be invited to attend again this year. The Acoustic Music Seminar mentors include Mike Marshall, Julian Lage, David Grisman, Jerry Douglas, Darol Anger, Bruce Molsky, Rushad Eggleston and Daniel Hope. Students and some mentors will perform together at the Stringband Spectacular concert on the 6th at the Lucas Theatre. The Times of London placed The Savannah Music Festival on its list of “The best events around the world in 2009” – the only event in the United States to make the cut. Don't miss it if you are in the area! Click here for more information on the Stringband Spectacular.
AJ Lee Wins Best Female Vocalist!
Congratulations to AJ for winning Best Female Vocalist from the Northern California Bluegrass Society! This is the third time AJ has won this award and she'd like to thank everyone who has supported her music over the years. Congratulations to all of the finalists and winners of the Northern California Bluegrass Society Awards and many thanks to the volunteers who organized this great event.
AJ and The Tuttles (sans Molly) Friday night!
AJ and the Tuttles will be at the Little India Restaurant in Redwood City, CA from 7pm – 9pm on Friday Jan. 25, 2013 for an evening of music and dining which will kick off the Sixth Annual NCBS Bluegrass On Broadway (BOB) festival and an award show. Little India is located at 917 Main Street, Redwood City (650) 361-8737. Reservations are recommended. For more info, go to http://www.ncbs.us
Molly Tuttle & John Mailander at Club Passim 1/22
Enjoy a great, live concert from your home computer! Molly Tuttle & John Mailander will be playing a duet concert at Club Passim, Boston, from 8-8:30 pm Eastern Time (5-5:30 California time) on Tuesday, Jan. 22. The show will be livestreamed by Concert Window -- so you can watch it in your livingroom. Just click here to connect to Concert Window's livestream: Berklee Roots Music on Concert Window. Concert Window charges just $5, or use their free trial for a free concert. Molly & John are performing as part of Berklee College's American Roots Music show that night. After Molly & John finish, stay tuned because there will be more, great Berklee roots musicians performing throughout the evening.
Molly Selected for Acoustic Music Seminar!
Congratulations Molly for being selected for the Acoustic Music Seminar! Acoustic Music Seminar (AMS) is a groundbreaking mentorship program for young American string players, involving five days of hands-on instruction for sixteen of the most promising and talented young string players in America. Led by acclaimed mandolin player Mike Marshall, this year's students will learn from world-class musicians and artists such as Julian Lage, David Grisman, Darol Anger, Bruce Molsky, and Rushad Eggleston.
KPIG & Don Quixote's Sunday, Jan. 6
Thank you to everyone who came to our Freight & Salvage show or caught it on Concert Window! Thanks to Brittany too for her spectacular fiddling. :) This Sunday, Jan. 6, we'll be playing a 1:00 matinee show at Don Quixote's in beautiful Felton. Earlier the same day we're on Sleepy John's show on KPIG FM: 10:00 - 10:30am, www.KPIG.com livestreamed, or 107.5 FM in the Santa Cruz County area.
Jan. 3 Concert - Listen Online at ConcertWindow!
Concert Window will be playing our Jan. 3rd Freight & Salvage concert online live! We start to play at 8pm California time, 11pm East Coast time. If you'd like to listen, just click here: http://www.concertwindow.com/shows/the-tuttles-with-aj-lee-and-brittany-haas
Jan. 3rd Freight & Salvage with Brittany Haas!
We're thrilled that our friend Brittany Haas will be joining us as a very special guest at the Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, CA on Jan. 3rd! Tickets are on sale online at the Freight & Salvage website: http://thefreight.org/tuttles-aj-lee-0 Brittany Haas is one of the world's finest fiddlers and member of Crooked Still. Jack Tuttle was Brittany's first fiddle teacher, which makes this evening a special, musical reunion. Brittany has performed internationally with top musicians, including Steve Martin's band on Saturday Night Live, David Letterman, and on his Grammy-winning CD.
Wyoming State Championshiop BBQ & Bluegrass Fest!
We're honored to be playing August 16 and 17 at the Wyoming State Championship BBQ & Bluegrass Festival! It is in beautiful Northwestern Wyoming, along Big Horn River, nestled between three mountain ranges. The scenary is breathtaking and the BBQ will be the best you can find. The best BBQ chef will take home $7,000 in prize money!
Listen Live Sunday on KPFA fm!
You can listen to us live-streamed on KPFA.org Sunday, Dec. 16th, from 2-2:30 pm (Pacific Time) on Mary Tilson's excellent show (America's Back Forty)! We're thrilled to be on Mary's show. We'll play some live music and also bring a couple of recordings that have not yet been released. We'll also be talking about our two January shows in California: Thursday, Jan. 3 at the Freight & Salvage in Berkleley and Sunday, Jan. 6 at Don Quixote's in Felton. Local friends can also hear Mary's show on KPFA radio at 94.1 fm, it runs from 1-3pm Sundays. Check out KPFA's programs -- there are a lot of great bluegrass shows every week on KPFA.
Congrats AJ on Best Vocalist Nomination!
Congratulations to all of our friends who have been nominated for awards from the Northern California Bluegrass Society! We hope you all win! :) Special congratulations to AJ for once again being chosen in the Best Female Vocalist category.
California Concerts in January!
Freight & Salvage, Berkeley -- Thurs., January 3rd -- this will be our only San Francisco Bay Area concert for this winter since Molly is here in town for just a short time. Don Quixote's, Felton -- Sun. afternoon, January 6. We'll also be on Sleepy John's morning show that same day on KPIG. We hope friends can come to these shows! Next concerts will be in the spring, when Molly is done with her school year.
Molly & Jack Win 2nd Place on Prairie Home!
Thank you to everyone for your encouragement and for listening to Molly & Jack on Prairie Home Companion October 20th! Molly and Jack had a terrific time meeting Garrison Keillor and his talented staff, hearing the other duet singers -- who were brilliant, and they were thrilled to win second place in the duet contest! Garrison also let all of the singers be part of his skit. He and his staff were extremely generous in making all of the duet singers feel special and Garrison had them all to his home for a great celebration and night of singing together after the show. Here is a link to Prairie Home's recording of Jack and Molly's winning song, Kentucky Waltz. Here is a link to a short video from the show: Prairie Home Duet Contest Video. Here is a link to the recording of the show -- you can hear all of the skits and the other five talented duet singers, plus the show's great Guy's All-Star Shoe Band: Prairie Home Companion October 20 Show.
Prairie Home Companion Oct. 20th!
Molly & Jack are thrilled and honored to be performing on the Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keilor on Saturday, October 20th, from 5-7pm Central Time (3-5pm California time). This is a very long-time dream come true! They are finalists in Garrison's annual duet contest and will be singing some beautiful dad-daughter duets together. Audience members in the theatre and also those who listen live will select the winners! We hope you'll listen live and vote for your favorite duet online at PrairieHome.PublicRadio.org. If your local radio station plays this great show later in the day, as our does, you can go to PrairieHome.PublicRadio.org and listen to the show live-streamed online, otherwise you don't get to vote. Go Molly & Jack!
Stoughton Opera House, Wisconsin!
Come hear Molly, Sullivan and Jack perform their Wisconsin debu at the beautiful Stoughton Opera House on Saturday, October 13th! Tickets are on sale now at the venue's website: Stoughton Opera House.
Illinois Show October 14th
Molly, Sullivan and Jack will be flying out to Illinois in mid-October and will give two performances in Yorkville, Illinois at the River's Edge Theatre near the beautiful Fox River. Shows will be at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. and tickets are on sale now at the theatre's website.
Hear us Wed. on Katy Daley's Bluegrass Show!
Now in Nashville! You can hear The Tuttles with AJ Lee on live streaming radio here: www.bluegrasscountry.org. 3pm Eastern Time Wednesday. Katy Daley's Bluegrass show.
IBMA After Hours & Radio Schedule
Looking forward to Nashville!
Tuesday After Hours Showcases
10:00 -10:25pm NCC Level 1 room 104, Host: Tuttles with AJ Lee
10:30 - 10:55 NCC Level 2 room 203, Host: Boston Bluegrass Union
12:00 - 12:25am NCC Level 1 room 104
1:00 - 1:30pm NCC Level 1 room 104
2:00 - 2:25pm NCC Rm. 107 WAMU with Katy Daley
Wednesday After Hours Showcases
10:00 -10:25pm NCC Level 1 room 104, Host: Breaking Grass
10:30 - 10:55pm NCC Level 2 room 207 Host: Folk Alliance
11:00pm NCC Level 1 room 104
12:00am NCC Level 1 room 104
Molly Performing 9/23 at FreshGrass -- Mass.
Molly will be performing on Sept. 23rd at 11:45am. in the Berklee bluegrass band with John Mailander, Matt Witler, Gabe Hirschfeld and Nick DiSebastian. She will also perform as a guest in Bill Evans' set at 1:45 on Sunday. This festival takes place in a beautiful museum setting and features terrific performers, including Tony Rice, David Grisman, The Old-Time Kosmik Trio, Alison Brown, Bill Evans, and the Infamous Stringdusters.
Excited to be playing in Nashville Sept. 24-25!
We're happy to be performing in Nashville on September 24th and 25th! We'll be playing at After Hours shows at the IBMA's World of Bluegrass.
Sept 1, San Jose, Calfornia 10am-2pm
We're looking forward to playing music this Saturday, September 1, in San Jose, California. We'll be at the San Pedro Square Farmers' market from 10am-2pm. This is a beautiful, open air market and the weather will be great. We hope to see friends there.
News Article on The Tuttles with AJ Lee
Here is a wonderful article on our band: "The Tuttles with AJ Lee -- Rising Stars" Thank you Dave Porter, Editor of the Ottowa Valley Bluegrass Music Association's newspaper, Grass Clippings, which promotes bluegrass events in Ontario, Quebec, Vermont, and NY state.
Tomorrow - Campbell Farmers' Market!
We'll be playing music at the Campbell Farmers' Market tomorrow -- Sunday, August 12, from 9am - 1pm. We hope to see friends there! Molly is out of town but the rest of the band will be having a great time playing music and enjoying a perfect day for the outdoor market. Here is a link to the market's page: http://urbanvillageonline.com/markets/campbell/
Grass Clippings, Canada, "At Gettysburg they [The Tuttles with AJ Lee] received 3 standing O's and were introduced for their second set as the surprise and discovery of the festival. The reception was the same at Windgap...neither YouTube nor their well-produced CD's do them justice...their instrumental wizardry almost made me laugh out loud in sheer amazement." -- Dave Porter, Editor. Thank you Dave for the wonderful article you wrote about our band!!
Summergrass San Diego: Aug. 17 & 18!
We're looking forward to performing in beautiful San Diego's tenth annual Summergrass bluegrass festival on August 17th and 18th! This festival is not only located in an ideal vacation spot, but it also offers a lot of great national and local bluegrass bands, and music camps for adults and children. Jack is bringing his 30 years of music instruction expertise and materials to the festival's Adult Boot Camp where he'll be teaching fiddle. Jack is Music Editor for Fiddler Magazine and has so much to offer as a fiddle teacher. Molly is also performing in an excellent second band with her friends from Berklee College of Music -- John Mailander, Matt Witler, and Brittany Karlson.
High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Fest, Colorado
Flying out soon to the High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival in beautiful Westcliffe, Colorado! We'll be performing Fri., Sat., and Sun. (July 13, 14, 15), and holding a workshop on Old Time Music Sat. Bobby Osborne and the Rocky Top X-press, Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands, John Reischman and the Jaybirds, festival hosts Dry Branch Fire Squad, and Sons and Brothers, and lots of other great bands will also be performing. We're honored to be part of this festival which raised $50,000 last year for the Custer County Medical Center. Afterwards, Molly flies to New York to perform at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in the Eric Robertson & Molly Tuttle Bluegrass Band (7/20 - 7/21).
Avett Brothers, KZSU & NCBS
Molly, Sullivan, and Michael are at U.C. Berkely's Greek Theatre tonight, enjoying one of our favorite bands: The Avett Brothers, and helping Sarah Bellum of KZSU promote the Northern California Bluegrass Society. We're looking forward to a great night -- thank you Sarah!
CBA Father's Day Bluegrass Festival
We're so happy to be playing at one of our favorite bluegrass festivals, California Bluegrass Association's Father's Day Bluegrass Festival in Grass Valley, California. We're playing on the Main Stage at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 14th and then we'll play at 6:10 pm on the Pioneer Stage on Friday. This is where the kids played music together for the first time and we've got many years of happy memories from this great festival.
Molly & Jack Teaching at CBA Summer Camp
Molly and Jack have been having a great time teaching music all week at the California Bluegrass Association's Summer Music Camp. There are lots of great teachers at the camp, including the entire Deadly Gentlemen band, with Greg Liszt on banjo, Samson Grisman on bass, Mike Barnett on fiddle, Stash Wyslouch on guitar, and Dominick Leslie on mandolin.
Wind Gap was beautiful
We had a great time at Wind Gap Bluegrass Festival in Pennsylvania! This festival is in a beautiful location and was so fun it reminded Jack of Bean Blossom, 1975. What a treat to perform there, jam, and hear great bands. The festival is small enough that you get excellent seats and feel part of a friendly community.
Glad to be in Gettysburg!
We're very happy to be at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival! We get to enjoy all the great music and people here Friday, then we get busy Saturday and play two sets -- one just before dinner and the other is the last set of Saturday night. We feel honored and excited!
Molly Honored to Perform for Alison Krauss
Molly is very honored to be performing in Alison Krauss's tribute concert, Berklee College of Music, May 11. Alison will be receiving an honorary doctorate from Berklee!
Molly's Song Wins at MerleFest!
Molly's song "Walden" took first place in MerleFest's songwriting contest in the General category. Her dad, Jack, flew out to meet her at MerleFest and accompanied her on guitar and harmonies. Congratulations Molly & Jack! They're grateful for this opportunity and had a great time.
Molly's song "Walden" just won MerleFest's songwriting contest! Molly and Jack are so happy to be part of the MerleFest Chris Austin Songwriting Contest and so grateful for the honor of getting to play "Walden" on the main stage at MerleFest. Jack backed Molly up and harmonized on stage during the contest -- congratulations to both of them!
MOLLY IS A FINALIST AT MERLEFEST!
Molly Tuttle is a MerleFest Chris Austin Song Writing Contest finalist! This is a great honor and she'll be flying out to Merlefest to perform her song "Walden" on Friday, April 27. Congratulations, Molly!