Recorded live at Nashville's Oceanway Studios, Crooked Tree was produced by Molly Tuttle and Jerry Douglas and features collaborations with Sierra Hull, Old Crow Medicine Show, Margo Price, Billy Strings, Dan Tyminski and Gillian Welch, plus an all-star ensemble of Nashville musicians.
The album explores Tuttle's lifelong love of bluegrass - a genre she first discovered though her father, a music teacher and multi-instrumentalist, and her grandfather, a banjo player. Across these thirteen original tracks, all written or co-written by Tuttle, she simultaneously honors the bluegrass tradition while also pushing the genre in new directions.
"I always knew I wanted to make a bluegrass record someday," says Tuttle. "Once I started writing, everything flowed so easily: sometimes I've felt an internal pressure to come up with a sound no one's heard before, but this time my intention was just to make an album that reflected the music that's been passed down through generations in my family. I found a way to do that while writing songs that feel true to who I am, and it really helped me to grow as a songwriter."
An award-winning artist, Tuttle was named Instrumentalist of the Year at the 2018 Americana Music Awards and the International Bluegrass Music Association's Guitar Player of the Year in both 2017 and 2018, the first woman in the history of the IBMA to receive the honor.
- Vinyl LP
- Made in the Netherlands
- She'll Change
- Flatland Girl (feat. Margo Price)
- Dooley's Farm (feat. Billy Strings)
- Big Backyard (feat. Old Crow Medicine Show)
- Crooked Tree
- The River Knows
- Over The Line (feat. Sierra Hull)
- Nashville Mess Around
- San Francisco Blues (feat. Dan Tyminski)
- Goodbye Girl
- Side Saddle (feat. Gillian Welch)
- Grass Valley