Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway’s new song “Dooley’s Farm” feat. Billy Strings makes his debut today


Acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician Molly TuttleThe new song of “Dooley’s Farm”, with a special guest Billy strings alongside his new bluegrass collective Golden Highway, debuts today. Listen to the song HERE and watch Tuttle and Golden Highway perform the song live HERE.

About the track, Tuttle shares, “When I was a kid, I loved ‘Dooley’, a song about a moonshiner whose daughters helped him run the family. In ‘Dooley’s Farm’ I decided to recast Dooley as a modern-day outlaw, writing from his granddaughter’s perspective. I wrote this song with Ketch Secor and brought in Billy Strings to lend his amazing voice and playing. I had fun updating this classic bluegrass character while drawing inspiration from my real grandfather who was a farmer (but not that kind of farmer).

“Dooley’s Farm” is the third song unveiled from Tuttle’s anticipated Nonesuch Records debut, Crooked Tree, slated for release April 1 (pre-order here). Recorded live at Oceanway Studios in Nashville, Crooked Tree was produced by Tuttle and Jerry Douglas and features collaborations with Strings, Sierra Hull, Old Crow Medicine Show, Margo Price, Dan Tyminski and Gillian Welch. The album explores Tuttle’s love for bluegrass, which she discovered through her father, a music teacher and multi-instrumentalist, and her grandfather, a banjo player. Through these thirteen tracks, all written/co-written by Tuttle, she honors the bluegrass tradition while pushing the genre in new directions.

Prior to the release, Tuttle released two additional album tracks, “She’ll Change” and “Crooked Tree”, which Guitar World praises, “You can practically hear the crackle of flames rising from the acoustic by Tuttle during the guitar break after the song’s first chorus – such is the speed and precision of his award-winning, pitch-perfect selection.

“I always knew I wanted to do a bluegrass record one day,” says Tuttle. “Once I started writing, everything flowed so easily: sometimes I felt an internal pressure to find a sound that no one had heard before, but this time my intention was simply to make an album that reflects music that’s been passed down through generations in my family. I’ve found a way to do that by writing songs that fit who I am, and it’s really helped me grow as a songwriter. .

To celebrate new music, Tuttle and Golden Highway—Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Dominick Leslie (mandolin), Shelby Means (bass), and Kyle Tuttle (banjo)—are currently in the midst of their extensive tour with upcoming shows at Zanzabar in Louisville, Gray Eagle in Asheville, Brooklyn Made in New York, Milkboy in Philadelphia and Station Inn in Nashville, among others. See below for the full itinerary.

In addition to Tuttle (vocals, guitars), Douglas (dobro), Keith-Hynes (violin) and Leslie (mandolin), Crooked Tree also includes musicians Darol Anger (violin), Ron Block (banjo), Mike Bub (double bass) , Jason Carter (violin), Viktor Krauss (double bass), Todd Phillips (double bass) and Christian Sedelmyer (violin) with additional harmony vocals from Tina Adair, Lindsay Lou and Melody Walker.

Raised in Northern California, Tuttle moved to Nashville in 2015. In the years since, she’s released two full-length albums: her 2019 debut, When You’re Ready, and…But I’d Rather being with you, a cover album released in 2020. NPR Music praised When You’re Ready, saying, “Tuttle applies remarkable precision to its quest for clarity…beautifully crafted melodies that insinuate softly in memory”, while the Wall Street Journal added: “a superb choice of acoustic guitar… invigorating, mature and catchy debut album. Plus, from… but I’d rather be with you, the New Yorker said “The star of the record is ‘She’s a Rainbow’…in Tuttle’s reading, the song uses a bluegrass spirit to look to the past – and a feminist allegiance to peek into the future.

Award-winning artist Tuttle was named Instrumentalist of the Year at the 2018 Americana Music Awards and International Bluegrass Music Association Guitarist of the Year for 2017 and 2018, the first woman in IBMA history to receive the honor. . Tuttle has performed worldwide, including shows with Sam Bush, Béla Fleck, Hiss Golden Messenger, Jason Isbell, Old Crow Medicine Show and Dwight Yoakam, as well as several major festivals including Bonnaroo, Newport Folk and Pilgrimage .

1. She will change
2. Flatland Girl feat. Margo Price
3. The Dooley’s Farm feat. Billy strings
4. Big backyard feat. Old Crow Medicine Show
5. Twisted Tree
6. Castilleja
7. The River Knows
8. Above the line feat. Sierra Hull
9. The Nashville Mess
10. San Francisco Blues with. Dan Tyminsky
11. Goodbye Girl
12. Side saddle feat. Gillian Welch
13. Grass Valley


February 24—Salt Lake City, UT—The State Room
February 25—Fort Collins, CO—Aggie Theater
Feb. 26—Steamboat Springs, CO—WinterWonderGrass
Feb. 27—Boulder, CO—Fox Theater
March 2—Omaha, NE—Slowdown
March 3—Lawrence, KS—Bottleneck
March 4—St. Louis, Missouri—Old Rock House
March 5—Indianapolis, IN—Hi-Fi Indy
March 6—Louisville, Kentucky—Zanzabar
March 11—Asheville, North Carolina—The Gray Eagle
March 12—Clemson, SC—Clemson Guitar Festival
March 13—Chattanooga, TN—Songbirds North
March 18—Pelham, TN—The Caverns
March 28—Nashville, TN—Station Inn
March 31—Portsmouth, NH—3S Artspace
April 1—Brownfield, ME—Stone Mountain Arts Center
April 2—South Burlington, VT—Higher Ground
April 3—Shirley, MA—Bull Run
April 6—New York, NY—Brooklyn Made
April 7—Woodstock, NY—Levon Helm Studios
April 8—Montclair, NJ—Outpost in the Burbs
April 9—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—Milkboy
April 10—Baltimore, MD—Baltimore Soundstage
April 20—Savannah, GA—District Live
April 21—Tampa, Fla.—The Attic
April 22—Lake Wales, FL—Bok Tower Gardens
April 23 — Miramar Beach, Florida — Moon Crush 2022
April 24—Decatur, AL—Princess Theater
April 28—Menlo Park, CA—The Guild Theater
April 30—Indio, Calif.—Stagecoach
June 9—Charleston, South Carolina—Spoleto Festival USA 2022
June 16—Telluride, CO—Telluride Bluegrass Festival
June 24—Greenfield, MA—Green River Festival 2022
June 26—Mount Salon, VA—Red Wing Roots Music Festival 2022
June 30—Quincy, California—High Sierra Music Festival
July 24—North Plains, OR—Northwest String Summit
September 2—Mill Spring, North Carolina—Earl Scruggs Music Festival


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