Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Molly Tuttle will tour the UK in January 2024 as special guest of fellow guitarist Tommy Emmanuel. The fifteen-city tour begins in Exeter on January 10 and continues with shows in Bath, London, Bexhill, Southend, Bury, Lytham, Sunderland, Glasgow (as part of the Celtic Connections festival), Buxton, King's Lynn, Shrewsbury, St Albans, New Brighton and Harrogate.
Tuttle and her band Golden Highway also release ‘Next Rodeo’ today, the second single from their upcoming album City of Gold, which is out on July 21. The track follows previous single ‘El Dorado’, which Billboard called ‘a vibrant blend of bluegrass with flashes of Old West, anchored by Tuttle’s earthy-yet-angelic vocal and the entire group’s ace musicianship.’
"This ain’t my first rodeo," Tuttle says of the song. "I’ve spent most of my adult life playing shows all around the world and 'Next Rodeo' reflects the miles I’ve put in with my band. We played 100+ shows over the past year which lead to recording City of Gold. 'Next Rodeo' feels like a fitting metaphor for my second Golden Highway record. Going back to my bluegrass roots has felt both nostalgic and brand new and this song encapsulates my feelings as I look back on a great year and look ahead to another one full of new places, people and songs."
The new album follows Tuttle’s acclaimed 2022 record, Crooked Tree, which won Best Bluegrass Album at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards and also led to a Best New Artist nomination. Produced by Tuttle and Jerry Douglas, City of Gold was inspired by Tuttle’s constant touring with Golden Highway these past few years. These 13 tracks - mostly written by Tuttle and Ketch Secor (Old Crow Medicine Show) - capture the electric energy of band’s live shows by highlighting each members’ musical strengths.
Molly Tuttle (supporting Tommy Emmanuel) - January 2024
Jan 10 Exeter Corn Exchange
Jan 11 Bath Forum
Jan 12 London Cadogan Hall
Jan 13 Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
Jan 14 Southend Palace Theatre
Jan 16 Bury St Edmunds Apex
Jan 17 Lytham Lowther Pavilion
Jan 18 Sunderland Fire Station
Jan 19 Glasgow Pavilion Theatre (Celtic Connections)
Jan 21 Buxton Opera House
Jan 23 Kings Lynn Corn Exchange
Jan 24 Shrewsbury Theatre Severn
Jan 25 St Albans Arena
Jan 26 New Brighton Floral Pavilion
Jan 27 Harrogate Royal Hall
Raised in Northern California, Tuttle moved to Nashville in 2015. In the years since, she’s been nominated for Best New Artist at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards, won Album of the Year at the 2023 International Folk Music Awards, Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2022 International Bluegrass Music Awards, Instrumentalist of the Year at the 2018 Americana Music Awards and Guitar Player of the Year at the IBMAs in both 2017 and 2018, the first woman to receive the honor. Tuttle has performed around the world, including shows with Sam Bush, Béla Fleck, Hiss Golden Messenger, Jason Isbell, Old Crow Medicine Show and Dwight Yoakam as well as at several major festivals including Newport Folk Festival and Pilgrimage.