The Tuttles with AJ Lee

Authentic bluegrass & roots music from the next generation!

The next generation of bluegrass is here: The Tuttles with AJ Lee!  This young, super talented band is composed of singers and multi-instrumentalists who have been playing music since they were barely old enough to hold a pick.  The band has received numerous awards: Best Band for three years from The Northern California Bluegrass Society; Molly Tuttle and Sullivan Tuttle have each been awarded Best Guitarist, Michael Tuttle three times voted the Best Mandolin Player, and Jack Tuttle the Best Fiddler. Best Vocalist awards went to AJ Lee six times and to Molly. This band receives standing ovations wherever they play because of their youthful, vibrant performances of old traditional tunes and tasteful new originals.  

What People are Saying
Pete Wernick, Hot Rize, "A.J. Lee and Molly Tuttle are the kind of singers who can bring you into a song, and create a duet blend that makes the senses stand at attention. Molly’s younger brothers, Sullivan and Michael, are playing strong and agile leads. Jack Tuttle, one of the most respected music teachers in Northern California, helps bluegrass take root in the next generation.”

Bluegrass Music Association of Canada, Dave Porter Vice-President, "At Gettysburg they received 3 standing O's and were introduced for their second set as the surprise and discovery of the festival. The reception was the same at Wind Gap...their instrumental wizardry almost made me laugh out loud in sheer amazement."

The Band Members
A.J. Lee has been turning heads in the bluegrass world since the age of 7. Now 19 years old, she is six-time Female Vocalist award winner from the Northern California Bluegrass Society and she’s already been the subject of a Mother Jones article titled “Could This Kid Be the Next Allison Krauss?”  Popular Webzine Californiality calls AJ "California's Hottest Singer" because of her jaw-droppingly beautiful voice. A gifted multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, A.J. released her first solo CD in 2015 to much acclaim. She is now in college and active in the Bay Area as a performer and bandleader. AJ's website:
Molly Tuttle sings, writes songs and plays guitar, bluegrass banjo and old-time banjo. Though only 23 years old, she won many awards for singing, songwriting and performing and is already considered one of the world’s best bluegrass guitar players.  Molly was the featured cover story in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine in 2015. Molly has performed on Prairie Home Companion, Grand Ole Opry, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival as well as large and small venues across the U.S., Canada and Europe. She recorded her first CD, The Old Apple Tree, with her father at age 13 and has since recorded five more CDs and is releasing her solo album of original songs this year.  Molly's website:
Sullivan Tuttle is known for his blazing guitar solos and his rich baritone voice. He lends a more contemporary sound to the Tuttles, with his original songs and occasional out-of-the mainstream covers. Sullivan’s guitar playing has a decidedly different approach and he plays with the authority and virtuosity. Sullivan was the 2016 winner of Northern California Bluegrass Association’s “Guitar Player of the Year” and is currently attending Foothill College.  Sullivan's website:
Michael Tuttle started to have an international following when he was just 6 years old, with a viral YouTube video of El Cumbanchero, which he played impossibly fast and beautifully on mandolin. It now has over 1.7 million views from around the world. His musicianship was impressive at that young age and just keeps getting even better. He has twice won  Northern California Bluegrass Association’s “Mandolin Player of the Year” award. Michael Tuttle is an Electrical Engineering student at Cal Poly at San Louis Obispo.
Jack Tuttle has taught and performed bluegrass music for most of his life. He’s a masterful performer, composer and instructor on fiddle, banjo, guitar and mandolin and an expert in bluegrass music.  Jack has been awarded the California Bluegrass Association’s highest honor, the Lifetime Membership award for his great contributions to helping bluegrass music thrive in California.  Jack, who has been called the Dean of Bay Area Bluegrass, also teaches seminars in music theory, critical listening skills and the history of bluegrass music.  Jack is Music Editor for Fiddler Magazine and has published his own twelve-book series of music instruction books on guitar, fiddle, banjo and mandolin.  Jack's website:

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