The two biggest names in bluegrass right now have teamed up once again to form a guitar picking powerhouse on a bluegrass-tinged cover of Nanci Griffith’s classic “Listen To The Radio.”
Tuttle takes the reins on vocals with Strings chiming in to provide harmonies as the two pick away to the late Griffith’s legendary lyricism.
Nanci Griffith was a prominent artist in the folk-country scene for decades alongside legends like John Prine and Emmylou Harris. Her career began in the mid 1970s shortly before the release of her debut record There’s a Light Beyond These Woods in 1978.
As Griffith solidified her role as a stalwart in the folk scene, she went on to win a Grammy in 1994 for her 1993 record Other Voices, Other Rooms.
Billy Strings’ and Molly Tuttle’s version of “Listen To The Radio” is the third single off of a forthcoming tribute record commemorating the life and music of Griffith who unfortunately passed away in 2021 at 68 years old.
Titled More Than a Whisper: Celebrating the Music of Nanci Griffith, the tribute project features a who’s who of the folk scene of yesteryear along with some of the most promising up and coming acts in that realm of music today.
“Listen To The Radio”
More Than a Whisper: Celebrating the Music of Nanci Griffith
“You Can’t Go Home Again” – Sarah Jarosz
“Love at the Five & Dime” – John Prine and Kelsey Waldon
“Listen To The Radio” – Billy Strings and Molly Tuttle
“Love Wore a Halo (Back Before the War)” – Emmylou Harris
“Trouble in the Fields” – Lyle Lovett and Kathy Mattea