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Award-winning songwriter and virtuoso instrumentalist, Molly Tuttle turns a new corner with Rise, her debut as a solo artist. Produced by Kai Welch, the seven-song EP was independently released on June 2nd. Tuttle widens her reach with Rise. “I wanted to push outside the box,” she says of the EP, whose songs mix the fiery fretwork of her acoustic guitar with banjo, fiddle, drums, pump organ, electric guitar, and other flourishes. Written during a period of intense change that found Tuttle moving from California to Boston to Nashville, Rise covers a wide swath of ground, showing the full range of its maker’s abilities. On an album that also features appearances by several all-stars of the roots music world – including Darrell Scott, The Milk Carton Kids, and Sarah Jarosz’s longtime cellist, Nathaniel Smith – it’s the 24 year-old Tuttle who shines the brightest. With Rise, Molly Tuttle cements her place in the roots-music community. Recorded in engineer Erick Jaskowiack’s studio outside of Nashville, the record is a tribute not only to her instrumental, vocal and songwriting chops, but her storytelling ability, too.