Listen: Molly Tuttle’s bluegrass take on Olympia, WA by Bay Area punk outfit Rancid

Taken from the flatpicking ace’s upcoming cover album.

Molly Tuttle

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Molly Tuttle has shared a rendition of Rancid’s Olympia, WA, performed in her signature contemporary bluegrass style. This is the latest track to come from Tuttle’s upcoming covers album …But I’d Rather Be With You, due out 28 August. Take a listen below.

Last month, the flatpicking ace also offered her take on Standing On The Moon, a standard tune of jam band The Grateful Dead which featured on their 1989 album Built To Last.

Other tunes on Tuttle’s upcoming record span her wide influences from classic and alternative rock and more. These include renditions of Fake Empire by The National; She’s A Rainbow by the Rolling Stones, and Zero by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Writing about the album – which was recorded from COVID-19 lockdown – on her website, Tuttle admitted: “I never would have thought I’d be spending 2020 in my room learning Pro Tools and recording a covers album, but I’m grateful that I have a home I can shelter in, and that I had time to record for you these special songs that have meant a lot to me during my life.”

“Without being able to play shows for people and play music with my friends in person, I really struggled to find any inspiration to pick up my guitar,” she explained. “So, I started going back to songs that have meant a lot to me in my life in an attempt to remind myself why I love music.”

“This album is also meant to be a timestamp, capturing this unique moment in the world when all of us have had to find ways to keep going in the face of this terrible pandemic.”

This June also saw the collaboration between Tuttle and Thompson guitars on a signature model, featuring a specific wood combination of Sinker mahogany and Adirondack spruce in its body construction.

Learn more about Molly Tuttle’s …But I’d Rather Be With You here.

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