One of the hottest touring acts today, Molly Tuttle & The Golden Highway made their way to The City Of Brotherly Love, with special guests Oliver Hazard.  

The Ohio based based trio (Oliver Hazard) treated the Philadelphia audience with a ten song set (nine originals) and a stellar rendition of “Cecilia” by the legends Simon & Garfunkel. They definitely made a lasting impression on the Philadelphia crowd and warmed them up for the headliners. 

Molly Tuttle, is one of the brightest guitar and vocal stars in the Americana scene today. Joining her on the road this Spring and Summer is “Golden Highway”. The band consists of some of the top players around:

Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (Fiddle)

Kyle Tuttle (Banjo)

Dominick Leslie (Mandolin)

Shelby Means (Bass)

Hailing from California, playing bluegrass with her father (Jack), from a young age. Molly was the first woman to win the Guitar Player Of Year at The International Bluegrass Music Association awards in 2017, as well as 2018. 

The opener “She’ll Change”, the leading track on “Crooked Tree”, released in April, gave the chance for Tuttle to showcase her strong lyrical abilities as well as her stellar guitar playing. 

The beauty of bluegrass players is their ability to learn from those who came before them. The quintet paid homage to the great Bill Monroe, with a beautiful version of “Wheel Hoss” featuring Bronwyn Keith-Hynes on fiddle and Dominick Leslie on mandolin. One of the many highlights of the evening was “Super Moon” that flowed into “Dooley’s Farm”, which on the album features bluegrass sensation Billy Strings. Shelby Means was laying down some sweet bass grooves, as Kyle Tuttle showed why his bluegrass banjo styling is the perfect fit for this group. Tuttle talked about how one of her favorite punk bands growing up was Rancid, as her and the band delve into the classic “Olympia WA”. Paying homage to the great Townes Van Zandt, Tuttle gave the nod to her epic band during “White Freightliner Blues”.

Opener Oliver Hazard helped Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway during the Gillian Welch and David Rawlings song “Look At Miss Ohio”. The harmonies were pitch perfect. Closing the evening, “Big Backyard”, had the sold out crowd smiling ear to ear. 

Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway:

Molly Tuttle (Guitar/Vocals)

Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (Fiddle)

Kyle Tuttle (Banjo)

Dominick Leslie (Mandolin)

Shelby Means (Bass)

Oliver Hazard:

The Flood

Take Me Back


Cecilia %


Gold Tooth Girl

Fly Right

Use Me Up


Hey Louise

%: Simon & Garfunkel

Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway:

She’ll Change

Nashville Mess Around

Wheel Hoss %


The River Knows

Side Saddle

San Francisco Blues

Super Moon —->

Dooley’s Farm

Sleepy Eyed John

Over The Line

Olympia WA ~

She’s A Rainbow *

Grass Valley

Up On The Hill Where They Do The Boogie ^

Friend Of A Friend

Crooked Tree

White Freightliner Blues %%

Take The Journey


Look At Miss Ohio ^^ #

Billy In The Lowground **

Big Backyard

%: Bill Monroe

~: Rancid

*: Rolling Stones

^: John Hartford 

%%: Townes Van Zandt

^^: Gillian Welch & David Rawlings

#: Oliver Hazard + MTGH

**: Tony Rice