Molly Tuttle: Covers Charge!
Molly Tuttle is a well-established and highly regarded singer-songwriter and guitarist (banjo, too), and she has been incredibly busy. In the midst of livestreams, Grand Ole Opry, music with Billy Strings, Porch Pride, her Patreon livestream and much more, she is preparing to release her fourth album Friday, August 28.
Tuttle, know for her country, folk, and Americana roots, will put her distinctive spin on covers of ten songs, titled …But I’d Rather Be With You. The album, on Compass Records, features a wide variety of music that she chose to honor. Four of them have now been released with accompanying videos. The first, The Nationals’ “Fake Empire,” appeared with Tuttle’s announcement of the album.
Early in July, she next offered up a loving take on “Standing On the Moon” by The Grateful Dead.
At the end of July, her stunning cover of Rancid’s “Olympia, WA” put her guitar prowess on full display.
And yesterday, Friday, August 21, the fourth track from the album revealed pure delight in her amazing cover of “She’s a Rainbow” by The Rolling Stones from their psychedelic Their Satanic Majesties Request, a shout-out for equality for all and particularly advancing feminism. Guest appearances come from Tom Morello, Chris Shiflett, Nathaniel Rateliff, Chris Shiflett, Linda Perry, and Sierra Hull.
One more cover deserves mention, even though it was not part of this album project. In an effort to highlight hunger and the plight of children, she teamed up with Old Crow Medicine Show for a wonderful and poignant take on Neil Young’s “Helpless” from the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young album Déjà Vu.
Want to hear the album a day early? Grab a ticket for Tuttle’s Album Release Show livestream, set for Thursday, August 27, at 8 p.m. CT.