Past Shows

Lost Coast plus Jack and Molly Tuttle
April 14th, 2007


Lost Coast

RBA has been fortunate to witness the development of one of the country's most remarkable young bluegrasss musicians: Frankie Nagle. On the RBA stage, Frankie sat in with Karl Shiflett, had a duo with Brittany Haas, was part of the School Of Bluegrass, and teamed with other hot young musicians in Donner Mountain.

Donner Mountain has now become Lost Coast, and their high energy shows, enjoyed at festivals throughout the western United States, reflect their passion for traditional bluegrass music of the past, while fresh, dazzling arrangements create a new sound that’s all their own. That Lost Coast combination of exuberance and musical prowess recently won them first prize in the 2006 National Bluegrass Playoffs at the Huck Finn Jubilee in Victorville, CA.

In addition to Frankie Nagle (banjo, vocals), Lost Coast is comprised of Jacob Groopman (guitar, vocals), Hide Kawatsure (mandolin, vocals), and Annie Staninec (fiddle, vocals).

Jack and Molly Tuttle

Jack has performed professionally in numerous bands, including the Tall Timber Boys and Fog City Ramblers (bluegrass), the Gryphon Quintet and Front Porch Swing Band (swing), Emerald (Celtic), and the Mayfield String Band (old-time). And he has taught more than 1000 students over twenty years in both private and group lessons, as well as at the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, the California Coast Music Camp, and the CBA Bluegrass Camp.

Jack has been especially successful teaching children, some of whom have grown into major talents on the local and national scene. His School Of Bluegrass bands have introduced RBA audiences to some of the top emerging talents in the west.

Among his most successful and talented students is his daughter Molly. Jack and Molly are recording a CD which should be available by this concert, and her guitar playing and singing are sure to find a wider audience. Already she's caught the ear of Laurie Lewis, who notes, "She has a very self-effacing style [and] obviously really cares about what she does and loves what she does."

Dan Paisley heard and played a bit with Molly at last fall's Bluegrassin' In the Foothills Festival. He reports that we was "blown away" by her music, also saying, "Molly doesn't just play the right notes, she feels them. Her singing is the same."

The CBA has put up a couple of videos onto YouTube from Nashville of Molly and my set at a showcase. Singer From the Song and Graveyard.

Both Molly and Frankie Nagle are barely teenagers and Annie Staninec is barely out of her teens, so the evening will provide a delightful look at the future of Bay Area bluegrass.

Go see the Lost Coast website
Go See Jack Tuttle's or Molly Tuttle's websites