Molly Tuttle & Billy Strings Perform Collaborative Set At Newport Folk

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Billy Strings and Molly Tuttle performed a collaborative set at the Newport Folk Festival this past Sunday. Tuttle and Strings would deliver a set peppered with originals and bluegrass classics as well as a Cher cover.

The old roommates kicked off the show with Doc Watson’s “Black Mountain Rag” featuring a duet from Tuttle and Strings. Charlie Monroe’s “I’m Coming Back But I Don’t Know When” followed ahead of “Little Sadie” with Tuttle handling lead vocals.

The pair then played the Tuttle-penned tune “Over The Line” on which they welcomed fiddler Christian Sedelmyer who stayed on for the rest of the show. Up next was the murder ballad “Cold Rain & Snow” featuring Tuttle on lead vocals. Strings’ “Thirst Mutilator” then led into the guitar picker’s “Dust In A Baggie.”

A Tuttle song called “Friend And A Friend” was followed by a cover of Cher’s “Believe.” Ola Belle Reed’s “I’ve Endured” came next ahead of the set closer, Bill Monroe’s “Big Mon.” A take on Jimmie Skinner’s “Doin’ My Time” served as the encore.

Here’s a clip of the Cher cover “Believe” captured by Emily Ginsberg:

Check out audience-shot video of the performance via Dale Martin below:

Little Sadie

Cold Rain & Snow

Setlist via Phantasy Tour

Set One: Black Mountain Rag [1], I’m Coming Back But I Don’t Know When [1][2], Little Sadie [3], Over The Line [3][4], Cold Rain & Snow [3][4][5], Thirst Mutilator [4] > Dust In A Baggie [2][4], Friend And A Friend [3][4], Believe [2][4], I’ve Endured [3][4], Big Mon [2][4]

Encore: Doin’ My Time[2][4]

Notes:

  • [1] Billy Strings/Molly Tuttle duo
  • [2] BS on lead vocals
  • [3] Molly Tuttle on lead vocals
  • [4] w/Molly Tuttle, Christian Sedelmyer (fiddle)

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