We have been watching and listening to Molly Tuttle over the past few years and were thrilled when she stopped by the shop last year during the Sisters Folk Festival to try out a few guitars. Preston was able to meet her again this year at IBMA and confirmed she wanted a Thompson, we could not be more excited. We look forward to her playing it on stage for you all soon. We want to congratulate her on being the winner of the IBMA Guitar Player of the Year award – a first for a women. She rocks! Her amazing talent is not just limited to her guitar playing, but the combination of her songwriting and beautiful voice makes her that much more amazing. Thank you for joining the Thompson family.
Courtesy of Molly’s website – a short bio of her career…
A virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and award winning songwriter with a distinctive voice, Molly has turned the heads of even the most seasoned industry professionals. She began performing on stage when she was 11, and recorded her first album, The Old Apple Tree, at age 13. Since then, she’s appeared on A Prairie Home Companion and at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, was featured on the cover of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, won first place in the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Competition at Merlefest, and, this fall, received a Momentum Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association in the instrumentalist category. Her lovely voice, impeccable guitar playing, and sensitive song writing make her a star on the rise. She has already received more than two million YouTube views and is currently gearing up to release her first solo EP.