Molly Tuttle, ‘Take the Journey’ Music Video [Exclusive Premiere]
Americana and bluegrass singer, songwriter and guitar prodigy Molly Tuttle is premiering the music video for her new song "Take the Journey" exclusively for readers of The Boot. Press play above to watch, and get ready to listen to Tuttle shred her guitar in a way that you've maybe never seen before.
Tuttle's "Take the Journey" music video is filmed close-up, mostly focusing on Tuttle; she uses the clip as an opportunity to show off her punchy, masterful guitar playing, which won her the Instrumentalist of the Year trophy at the 2018 Americana Music Awards. Before that, Tuttle made history as the first woman to win the International Bluegrass Music Association's coveted Guitar Player of the Year award in 2017 -- and listening to "Take the Journey," it's easy to see why.
Tuttle's singing and the uplifting, poignant lyrics of "Take the Journey" are just as compelling as her playing. Dressed in a leopard fur, Tuttle encourages listeners to seek adventure, even if the path isn't expected or easy: "Take the journey, no matter where it starts and where it ends," she sings on the chorus. "Take the journey / Someday you'll make it back home."
“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," Tuttle told Rolling Stone, explaining how the tale of "Take the Journey" came to be. "To me this song is about the hero’s journey, a story arc that we see in books and movies. Everyone has some form of hero’s journey in their own lives as well.”
A native of California and a Nashville transplant since 2015, Tuttle has quickly earned a reputation as one of Music City's most talented up-and-comers. On April 5, she'll release her much-anticipated debut album, When You're Ready. Produced by Ryan Hewitt (the Lumineers, the Avett Brothers), the project features appearances from Americana powerhouses Sierra Hull (mandolin) and Jason Isbell (background vocals); it follows her debut solo EP, Rise.
Tuttle has a full tour calendar this spring and summer to promote her new record. Visit MollyTuttleMusic.com to pre-order the album, and to get show details.
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