‘When You’re Ready’ debut full-length album from Molly Tuttle (April 2019 Compass Records) proves she is ready to take a huge step forward onto the next chapter of her musical evolution. Rolling Stone Country premiered the album's first single ‘Take The Journey’ exclusively, writing: "Nowhere are [Tuttle's] full-throttle skills more evident than on ‘Take the Journey’, which kicks off with a sizzling guitar riff that would make Lindsey Buckingham blush."
In an interview with Rolling Stone Country Tuttle recalled: “I sat down with Sarah Siskind one afternoon in East Nashville... We wanted to write a song with a modal feel, and as we were writing I started messing around with a claw hammer guitar part in a modal G tuning. To me this song is about the hero’s journey, a story arc that we see in books and movies. I think everyone has some form of hero’s journey in their own lives as well.”
A virtuosic, award-winning guitarist with a gift for insightful songwriting, Molly Tuttle evolves her signature sound with boundary-breaking songs on her compelling debut album, ‘When You’re Ready’. Already crowned “Instrumentalist of the Year” at the 2018 Americana Music Awards on the strength of her EP, Tuttle has broken boundaries and garnered the respect of her peers, winning fans for her incredible flatpicking guitar technique and confessional songwriting. Graced with a clear, true voice and a keen melodic sense, the 25-year-old seems poised for a long and exciting career. When You’re Ready, produced by Ryan Hewitt (The Avett Brothers, The Lumineers) showcases her astonishing range and versatility and shows that she is more than simply an Americana artist.
Since moving to Nashville in 2015, the native Californian has been welcomed into folk music, bluegrass, Americana, and traditional country communities – even as ‘When You’re Ready’ stretches the boundaries of those genres. Over the past year, Molly has continued to accumulate accolades, winning Folk Alliance International’s honor for Song of the Year for ‘You Didn’t Call My Name; and taking home her second trophy for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Guitar Player of the Year (the first woman in the history of the IBMA to win that honor).
‘When You’re Ready’ is infused with an intoxicating wash of drums and electric guitar while still keeping Tuttle front and center. “I wanted to keep the focus on the songs,” she says, “but also make an interesting guitar record.”