The best gigs of 2019: a personal reflection

“I think that live music is something that the internet can never kill”  – Jim James (My Morning Jacket).  In an age when we can access our favourite music in so many ways and so many forms, for me the best way remains – live. I’m not talking massive stadium or arena gigs, but small and medium-sized venues with character and intimacy. With only a handful of exceptions, these are the places where most Americana artists will ply their trade in the UK. Luckily for me, there are a number of such venues in Manchester providing the opportunity to see top acts for relatively small amounts of money. Continue reading “The best gigs of 2019: a personal reflection”

Molly Tuttle + Ole Kirkeng, Night & Day, Manchester, 11th April 2019

Molly Tuttle has been creating quite a lot of noise recently and on tonight’s evidence she’s no empty vessel. Twenty-six year old Tuttle grew up in San Francisco and started to play the guitar when she was eight years old. Four years ago, she moved to Nashville, releasing a seven track mini- album ‘Rise’ in 2017. Her debut full album ‘When You’re Ready’ was released earlier this month to huge critical acclaim. No surprise really then to find a packed crowd in Manchester wanting to check out the live experience and they were not disappointed as they were treated to an enthralling evening of Tuttle’s songs along with some carefully selected covers and a display of folk guitar playing that stands up alongside the very best. Continue reading “Molly Tuttle + Ole Kirkeng, Night & Day, Manchester, 11th April 2019”

Get ready for Molly Tuttle – but be quick about it


Americana Music Association’s instrumentalist of 2018, Molly Tuttle, is about to embark on a UK tour later this month, but you’ll need to act fast seeing as 6 of the dates are already sold out. The supremely talented musician and singer-songwriter is about to launch her debut album, ‘When You’re Ready,’ backed up by latest single, ‘Million Miles.’ Continue reading “Get ready for Molly Tuttle – but be quick about it”

Molly Tuttle’s new song features Isbell and Sierra Hull – Listen

‘Million Miles’ is the new single from award-winning songwriter-guitarist Molly Tuttle which is taken from her forthcoming debut album ‘When You’re Ready’ which lands on Friday, April 5th via Nashville’s Compass Records. The single features Jason Isbell on backing vocals and Sierra Hull on mandolin. Continue reading “Molly Tuttle’s new song features Isbell and Sierra Hull – Listen”