Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway - Crooked Tree
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2022 Ratings: #166 / 405
User Score
Based on 26 ratings
Liked by 1 person
April 1, 2022 / Release Date
LP / Format
Nonesuch / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Mojo

Crooked Tree is a bountiful harvest, fruit of more dedicated application.

80
Uncut

While songs like "Nashville Mess Around" heighten the good-time vibes, Crooked Tree's often playful manner is balanced by deeper considerations.

80
American Songwriter

Mostly autobiographical, it finds her returning to her roots as a bluegrass enthusiast, an essential style passed down from her dad after he initiated her interest at an early age.

80
The Observer

Upbeat and melodic, the Californian singer’s third album ropes in Gillian Welch on a set of songs more concerned with strong women than strong whiskey.

74
Spectrum Culture
Tuttle she goes all-in with a bluegrass album, connecting to her roots while marking out her own particular space.
70
PopMatters

Molly Tuttle brings in high-powered guests for Crooked Tree, a wide-ranging collection of excellent bluegrass and folk songs, but she’s the star of the show.

N4t4N
91

I can tell that Molly used to go to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass every fall in Golden Gate Park. For those who harp on authenticity, you have seem to forgotten that Nashville is a factory and John Denver wasn't actually from West Virginia. This album really has a strong nostalgic heart with plenty of saloon bangers on the front half with the back half being peppered with more sappy ballads to Northern California. There is a real distinct Northern California-ness that I can really recognize as a ... read more

DareG
79

Casual but lively slice of alt bluegrass

Standouts: Crooked Tree, Castilleja, The River Knows, Nashville Mess Around, San Francisco Blues

Dropouts: none

Mhutto6214
58

moderate traditional country based, enjoyable but not authentic shine out to sort as individual record.
fav: She'll Change, Dooley's Farm, Nashville Mess Around

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Added on: January 21, 2022