Palo Alto Weekly
Arts & Entertainment - October 28, 2011
TRAVELING MUSIC ... Young Palo Alto bluegrass musician Molly Tuttle is headed for the Berklee College of Music in Boston next January, after winning an award from the Nashville-based Foundation For Bluegrass Music. She was presented with the first Hazel Dickens Memorial Scholarship, which honors the American singer, guitarist and feminist. Tuttle, who sings and plays banjo and guitar as well as writing songs, attended Palo Alto High School. She performs regularly with her family band, The Tuttles with A.J. Lee, which is set to play at the First Presbyterian Church at 1667 Miramonte Ave. in Mountain View at 8 p.m. on Nov. 12. For details, go to rba.org.
OCTET BENEFIT ... Another Palo Altan is off to the East Coast music world. Pianist William Susman will be among the musicians playing Carnegie Hall in a Nov. 10 benefit concert for Best Buddies, a nonprofit helping people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Susman will perform with his ensemble OCTET, which he describes on his website as a "scaled-down big band using one each from the brass section plus rhythm." The pianist Elaine Kwon will also play a piece written by Susman. Details are at www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/.