This Week at The Ark: Molly Tuttle (Wednesday); Stephen Kellogg (Thursday)

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $20

Sweet vocals married to blistering bluegrass guitar

Molly Tuttle, says Paul Zollo of American Songwriter, “sings with the gentle authority of Gillian Welch, yet plays astoundingly fleet flat-picking guitar like Chet Atkins on superdrive.” The first woman ever to win the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Guitar Player of the Year award, Molly has been the talk of bluegrass circles of the past year and is rapidly gaining fans from all the spheres of the roots music universe as well. On her debut solo EP Rise, Molly reveals the rich new ground she’s discovered. Produced by Kai Welch (Abigail Washburn, Bobby Bare, Jr., the Greencards), the seven-song collection relies on a rock-solid bluegrass foundation as Molly breaks free without breaking ties, singing and exploring what her six-string acoustic guitar can do. A rising star if there ever was one!

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $25

“The best live act you’ve never seen”—CBS Radio

Over the last decade, New England native Stephen Kellogg has performed more than 1500 concerts around the world, raised thousands of dollars for causes close to his heart, been named Armed Forces Entertainer of the Year, and penned singles for artists like platinum selling rock band O.A.R and American Idol winner Nick Fradiani. Stephen’s recent writing work with legendary guitarist Robert Randolph, led to a 2017 Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Blues Record. He’s also had his songs covered by international major label acts and released 11 studio albums of his own yielding hundreds of thousands of ticket and record sales.

A father of four and married to his high school sweetheart, Kellogg and his everyman story inspired a documentary called “Last Man Standing” which went on to become an Amazon exclusive film. In recent years, Kellogg has added authorship and speaking to his resume as well. He delivered a TEDx Talk on job satisfaction, the key note speech for the prestigious photography summit WRKSHP, and was invited to speak to the students at Columbine High School in Littleton, CO on the topics of social justice and ‘finding your voice.’ He has appeared as a contributing author in several publications and in 2019, Wetware Media will be publishing his first full length book entitled “Objects in the Mirror: A Storyteller’s Take On What Matters Most.” He comes to Michigan with a new album, also called “Objects in the Mirror.”

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