MOLLY TUTTLE. Guitar & Vocals.
With nearly two million viewers on YouTube and features in Bluegrass Now, Flatpicking Guitar and Acoustic Guitar magazines, Molly Tuttle is making a name for herself in the acoustic music scene. A virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and award winning songwriter with a distinctive voice, Molly has turned the heads of even the most seasoned industry professionals. In just 2012 alone, she was awarded music and composition Merit Scholarships to the Berklee College of Music in Boston, the Hazel Dickens Memorial Scholarship award from the Foundation for Bluegrass Music in Nashville, Best Female Vocalist and Best Guitar Player by the Northern California Bluegrass Society and 1st place in the prestigious Merlefest’s Chris Austin Songwriting Competition.
Molly has been performing on stage since she was 11 and recorded her first album at age 13. She has appeared on A Prairie Home Companion, at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, Strawberry Music Festival, The Freight and Salvage, and countless other festivals and venues across the country. She is also a recent graduate of Berklee College of Music with an Artist Diploma in Guitar Performance. Molly was also recently nominated for an International Bluegrass Music Asscociation "Momentum Award."
ALLISON dE GROOT. Banjo & Vocals.
Allison de Groot draws on a love for old-time and traditional music, and with a creative approach to the banjo, has formed her own sound – unique and full of personality.
Her collaborations with Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves, Bruce Molsky’s trio Molsky's Mountain Drifters, The Goodbye Girls and Nic Gareiss provide spaces to explore the role and dimensions of clawhammer banjo. She has performed at events such as Newport Folk Festival, Celtic Connections, Rockygrass, Hardly Strictly, Winnipeg Folk Festival & Tønder Festival
LENA JONSSON. Fiddle & Vocals.
Lena Jonsson is a fiddler from a new generation of folk musicians in Sweden. She was brought up in Hälsingland, a region in the middle of Sweden, and started playing the fiddle at the age of six. She has studied Swedish folk music performance at the Royal Music Academy in Stockholm, as well as American folk music at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Lena tours regurlarly throughout Sweden and Europe as a solo artist, with her duo projects Jonsson Coudroy and Brittany Haas & Lena Jonsson, and her bands Skenet and Limbohofvet. She is also an accomplished teacher and has taught around the world. For the last few years, she has been awarded with several prizes for folk music in Sweden.
BRITTANY KARLSON. Bass & Vocals.
Bassist Brittany Karlson is an adventurous musician with roots in jazz, folk, and experimental music. She has performed across the United States, Canada, Sweden, and Spain in a vast array of ensemble settings. As a leader and composer, Brittany combines folklike melodies and improvising impulses to play and sing under the name Karl. Karl's debut album Feast Day was released on Lungbasket Recordings in January 2015. Originally from the Chicagoland area, Brittany currently studies on a North American Tour Scholarship at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA where she participates as a CityMusic mentor and actively performs throughout New England.