SANDWICH – The International Bluegrass Association’s two-time guitar player of the year, Molly Tuttle, will perform at the Sandwich Opera House at 7 p.m. March 22.
Tuttle has been taking Nashville by storm during the past three years, since moving from her native California in 2015, via Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she attended on a merit scholarship for music and composition.
She presents mostly all original music in a compelling, introspective voice.
In the fall of 2017, she made history by taking home the guitar trophy – the first time a woman had been nominated in the category in the 27-year history of the IBMA awards.
She won again in 2018, along with awards for Song of the Year at the International Folk Music Awards and Instrumentalist of the Year at the Americana Music Association’s awards.
In 2018 and again this year, she has a one-year run in the Country Music Hall of Fame’s American Currents exhibit.
She made her Grand Ole Opry debut in 2018 and is on Pandora’s list of country artists to watch in 2019. Her new CD will be released in April.
Tuttle has ties to the Midwest. Her grandfather, the late Gerald Tuttle, grew up in Sandwich.
Her grandmother Sue Tuttle resides in Yorkville, where Molly visits regularly.
Her father, Jack, a music instructor in the Bay Area, grew up in Yorkville.
Tickets cost $32 in advance and $38 at the door. They are expected to sell out before the performance. To buy tickets, visit www.sandwichoperahouse.org or call 815-786-2555.
The Sandwich Opera House is at 140 E. Railroad St.