Bluegrass singer-songwriter Molly Tuttle has released a video of her cover of Rancid’s “Olympia, WA.” The cover will feature on Tuttle’s new album, …But I’d Rather Be With You. The cover album was announced in June and is available for preorder now.
The 27-year-old guitar-goddess grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and started learning guitar at age 8, so it makes sense that she’s a fan of the East Bay punk legends.
Tuttle comments: “I used to listen to Rancid and Operation Ivy all the time as an angsty seventh grader, and a couple of friends and I spent many hours learning their songs to perform at our school concerts. Years later, I still love these songs! When I played a show in Olympia, WA last fall, this song was stuck in my head all day, so we learned it at soundcheck and played it in the show.
“Then, in December, I showed it to Ketch Secor, and we played it on our duo tour—he also sang harmony on this track and sounds terrific. This song is so good and just makes me super happy for unexplainable reasons.”
Preorder …But I’d Rather Be With You here, and check out the Rancid cover below.
…But I’d Rather Be With You Tracklisting
Fake Empire (The National)
She’s A Rainbow (The Rolling Stones)
A Little Lost (Arthur Russell)
Something On Your Mind (Karen Dalton)
Mirrored Heart (FKA Twigs)
Olympia, WA (Rancid)
Standing On The Moon (Grateful Dead)
Zero (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
Sunflower, Vol. 6 (Harry Styles)
How Can I Tell You (Cat Stevens)
Photo by Zach Pigg