Growing up in a musical family, Molly has always been steeped in the bluegrass tradition. Through writing songs she has crafted her own sound that is unique and contemporary, but draws from bluegrass and folk influences. In recent years she has been awarded the Hazel Dickens Memorial Scholarship award from the Foundation for Bluegrass Music in Nashville, Best Female Vocalist and Best Guitar Player by the Northern California Bluegrass Society, music and composition Merit Scholarships to the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and 1st place in the prestigious Merlefest’s Chris Austin Songwriting Competition.
Molly has been performing on stage since she was 11 and recorded her first album, The Old Apple Tree, at age 13. She has appeared on A Prairie Home Companion, at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, Strawberry Music Festival, The Freight and Salvage, and countless other festivals and venues across the US, Canada, and Sweden. She is also a recent graduate of Berklee College of Music with an Artist Diploma in Guitar Performance.
John Mailander is an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. As an accomplished performer, composer, teacher and recording artist, John has become known for his soulful voice on the fiddle, mandolin and various other stringed instruments.
John has shared the stage with renowned artists including the Alison Brown Quartet, Victor Wooten, Tim O'Brien and Christopher Guest. He was one of sixteen musicians selected to participate in the Savannah Music Festival's Acoustic Music Seminar in both 2012 and 13. John played fiddle in Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's musical, Bright Star, for it's premier run in New York.
John currently maintains a busy performance schedule with artists including Molly Tuttle, Tony Trischka & Territory, John Reischman, Laurie Lewis, Darol Anger and others.
We've put together a Molly Tuttle & John Mailander YouTube playlist for you. Enjoy, and then join us on August 29!