Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Molly Tuttle: Old Man At The Mill

Molly Tuttle is one of the three children of bluegrass musician and multi-instrumentalist Jack Tuttle who teaches guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and bass. I can’t every remember hearing anyone play clawhammer guitar, but this arrangement by 18 year-old Molly Tuttle shows her ability as a traditional vocalist and guitarist. “Old Man at the Mill” is our traditional Tuesday selection.

Based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, Jack has definitely proved that he is a proficient instructor by the abilities of his three children. The following video was shot four years ago and features his then 14 year-old daughter Molly on guitar and vocals.

She is joined by her two brothers: Michael, then 10, on mandolin and Sullivan at the age of 12 playing the fantastic flat-picking leads. My brother Chuck who has been playing music for over 50 years says after hearing these kids play so well – he might as well just give up on playing guitar. I certainly understand his feeling. Here’s the three Tuttle Kids doing “Diamond Joe.”

1 comment:

  1. Molly is a fantastic instrumentalist as well as vocalist. Check this one out...