MOLLY TUTTLE & NATHANIEL RATELIFF
CELEBRATE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF STEVIE NICKS/TOM PETTY’S
“STOP DRAGGING MY HEART AROUND”
WITH NEW VIDEO
TUTTLE’S RECENT DIGITAL EP RELEASE,
…but I’d rather be with you, too, OUT NOW – LISTEN
THREE-SONG EP INCLUDES SONGS ORIGINALLY BY
STEVIE NICKS/TOM PETTY, PHANTOGRAM, AND SHERYL CROW
PERFORMED ALONGSIDE
NATHANIEL RATELIFF, MADISON CUNNINGHAM, AND IRON & WINE
Photo Credit: Zach Pigg & Chelsea Rochelle
Molly Tuttle and Nathaniel Rateliff are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release of the Stevie Nicks/Tom Petty classic, “Stop Dragging My Heart Around,” with a new official music video of their recently released duet streaming now on YouTube. Tuttle and Rateliff’s version comes from …but i’d rather be with you, too, the addendum EP to Tuttle’s acclaimed 2020 covers LP, …but i’d rather be with you, both produced by Tony Berg (Phoebe Bridgers, Andrew Bird) and out now via Compass Records. The EP released this past spring showcases a remarkable trio of creative covers performed with some of Tuttle’s friends and favorite fellow artists, including renditions of Sheryl Crow’s “Strong Enough” performed with Madison Cunningham, Phantogram’s “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” performed with Iron & Wine, and the aforementioned Nicks/Petty hit “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” performed with Nathaniel Rateliff. Rolling Stone Country premiered the video earlier today saying, “their version slows the pace to emphasize bottom-heavy groove and Tuttle’s nimble acoustic playing.”
“Nathaniel has been someone whose music helped get me through the struggles of this past year and it was such an honor to sing with him on this song that I love,” says Tuttle. “I have always wanted to work up this classic Stevie Nicks/Tom Petty duet with someone and it was a thrill to do it with one of my favorite singers. We recorded our parts remotely but I hope we get to do it in person someday!”
WATCH “STOP DRAGGING MY HEART AROUND”
STREAM/DOWNLOAD …but i’d rather be with you, too
The EP was heralded with the official music video for Tuttle’s cover of Phantogram’s “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore,” featuring Iron & Wine. It was followed by a beautiful live performance video covering Sheryl Crow’s “Strong Enough” with Madison Cunningham. The two took on Crow’s tale of relationship frustration all shot in the Santa Monica mountains with just two acoustic guitars.
WATCH “YOU DON’T GET ME HIGH ANYMORE”
WATCH “STRONG ENOUGH”
Released last August to worldwide critical applause, …but i’d rather be with you collects 10 striking cover songs recorded during quarantine and produced with the help of Tony Berg. Among its many riches, the album includes renditions of The National’s epic “Fake Empire,” Rancid’s “Olympia, WA,” The Rolling Stones’ “She’s A Rainbow,” FKA twigs’ “Mirrored Heart,” and the Grateful Dead favorite, “Standing On The Moon,” all joined by official companion videos streaming now via YouTube. Tuttle is currently touring in support of …but i’d rather be with you and …but i’d rather be with you, too. The remaining itinerary is below.
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PRAISE FOR …but i’d rather be with you:
“…but i’d rather be with you has a smooth, folk-pop flow that keeps the emphasis on Tuttle’s gentle voice, which offers reassurance on even the darkest tunes…It will be interesting to see how this diverse array of sometimes unlikely cover songs influences her own work. If she recaptures the tender spirit and easy charm of …but i’d rather be with you, expect something special.”
“An album as reassuring as it is plaintive and moving…Tuttle’s take on Karen Dalton’s sad-eyed classic ‘Something On Your Mind’ is simply beautiful, while her reimagining of the Stones’ ersatz ode to a flower child, ‘She’s a Rainbow,’ as an earthy country ballad is an improvement on the original.”
 – THE TIMES (4/5)
“Bright and engaging…a collection of cover songs that showcases both (Tuttle’s) chops and her eclectic tastes.”
 – ALLMUSIC
“A helpful guide to explore other artists as well as a glimpse into Tuttle’s wildly diverse inspirations…Tuttle’s supple voice, nimble award winning guitar chops and obvious love for the material carries these versions.”
 – AMERICAN SONGWRITER (4/5)
“This inventive collection of songs crosses genres and decades, all cohesively tied by Tuttle’s clear voice, astonishing range, and stellar guitar playing…Tuttle’s intent was to bring us some joy and the album does brim with that kind of vibe.”
“A lovely, low-key, intimate affair…These songs can break your heart into bloom.”
“A small masterpiece that allows Tuttle to stretch out, to explore various musical directions, and to dwell in these songs and make them her own……but i’d rather be with you illustrates Molly Tuttle’s exceptional musical intuition and creativity and her ability to know exactly how to bring out the essence of a song.”
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MOLLY TUTTLE
…but i’d rather be with you, too
(Compass Records)
Tracklist:
1.    Molly Tuttle x Madison Cunningham – “Strong Enough” (Sheryl Crow)
2.    Molly Tuttle x Iron & Wine – “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” (Phantogram)
3.    Molly Tuttle x Nathaniel Rateliff – “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” (Stevie Nicks/Tom Petty)
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MOLLY TUTTLE ON TOUR 2021
07.07.21 – Asheville, NC // Hazel Robinson Theatre
07.08.21 – Winston-Salem, NC // The Ramkat & Gas Hill
07.09.21 – Raleigh, NC // AJ Fletcher Opera Theatre
07.25.21 – Floyd, VA // Floydfest
08.22.21 – Chicago, IL // Old Town School of Folk
08.26.21 – Ann Arbor, MI // The ARK
09.25.21 – Boulder, CO // Bluebird Music Festival
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