Molly Tuttle

Years at Winfield: 
Friday Stage 2 2:0pm
Friday Stage 1 7:30pm
Saturday Stage 2 5:0pm
Saturday Stage 1 9:30pm

Molly Tuttle speaks softly. Her voice is both lilting and lucid, and when she says that she wants to create music that is truly original and unmistakably hers, her quietness shifts into a steely audacity that's charming and almost funny. Molly's debut solo EP Rise introduces her to a roots music audience who's already enthusiastically embraced and elevated her. Her 2017 win for Guitar Player of the Year from the International Bluegrass Association (IBMA) was history-making, as the first woman to ever be nominated for the honor, and the accolades kept coming in 2018 as International Folk Music Awards awarded her Song of the Year for her song “You Didn't Call My Name. Rise further introduces Molly to a roots music audience who's already enthusiastically embraced and elevated her. Her 2017 win for Guitar Player of the Year from the International Bluegrass Association (IBMA) was history-making, as the first woman to ever be nominated for the honor, and the accolades kept coming in 2018 as Folk Alliance International's International Folk Music Awards awarded her Song of the Year for her song “You Didn't Call My Name."

Even as she stuns listeners with her original songs and collects songwriting awards, Molly's identity as a guitarist and vocalist influences how she writes. “I think my songwriting goes into who I am as a musician," she explains. “Writing songs inspires different things on guitar, and vice versa." When asked what she hopes listeners experience listening to her songs, Molly doesn't hesitate: “I hope it can bring comfort to and move people. I wrote some of these songs to try to bring positivity to tough situations. Really, I just want to bring people joy."