Pickin’ and grinnin’.
All I have to say is Molly Tuttle is one of the best things to happen to modern day bluegrass. And Billy Strings? That dude is next level.
Put ’em together… LAWD.
The two teamed up for “Dooley’s Farm,” a cut from her upcoming album Crooked Tree, slated for April 1st.
The song is a badass little number about a farmer who lives up in the Blue Ridge mountains, just your average farmer to the eye. However, the man has a secret that’s as old as time… he’s growing a little more than corn and tomatoes.
A play off the old moonshiner song “Dooley,” Molly teamed up with Old Crow Medicine Show frontman Ketch Secor to tell the next chapter of the story… a “greener” chapter of the story:
“When I was a kid I loved ‘Dooley,’ a song about a moonshiner whose daughters helped him run the family still. In ‘Dooley’s Farm’ I decided to recast Dooley as a modern-day outlaw, writing from the perspective of his granddaughter.
I wrote this song with Ketch Secor and brought Billy Strings in to lend his amazing voice and playing. I had fun updating this classic bluegrass character while taking some inspiration from my real grandfather who was a farmer (but not that kind of farmer).”
This album has some serious potential to be one of the best this year, as it’ll feature stars like Sierra Hull, Old Crow Medicine Show, Margo Price, Dan Tyminski, and Gillian Welch.
If you have a pulse, I have a feeling you’re gonna love this one.
The live version: