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Fresh off her national television debut on Aug. 17, Molly Tuttle is booked in Songbirds North tonight, Aug. 22.

The 26-year-old singersong­writer and awardwinni­ng guitarist has been on upward trajectory since the release of her breakthrou­gh debut album, “When You’re Ready,” in April.

Tuttle was asked by Brandi Carlile to join her onstage at Telluride Bluegrass Festival, with Carlile then extending an invitation to join her at the Newport Folk Festival to be part of the all-star, all-woman historic jam that featured country legend Dolly Parton.

In coming weeks, Tuttle will be a featured performer at AmericanaF­est 2019 (where she was 2018’s Instrument­alist of the Year), her official showcase takes place at City Winery in Nashville on Sept.12. She’ll also be doing shows with Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Old Crow Medicine Show and, in November, Hiss Golden Messenger.

Since moving to Nashville in 2015, the native California­n has been welcomed into folk music, bluegrass, Americana and traditiona­l country communitie­s. Over the past year, Tuttle won Folk Alliance Internatio­nal’s Song of the Year for “You Didn’t Call My Name” and took home her second trophy for the Internatio­nal Bluegrass Music Associatio­n’s Guitar Player of the Year — the first woman in the history of the IBMA to win that honor.

Graced with a clear, true voice and a keen melodic sense, the artist has become a wordof-mouth sensation for her incredible flatpickin­g guitar technique.

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