This post is about an author I read about in the Times, Alyssa Cole and it made me think of Molly Tuttle, Palo Alto’s rising star musician in Nashville, although obviously the connection I am making is pretty silly. (They both have bald heads).  I had never heard of Cole, whereas I’m obviously obsessed by Tuttle – -she has a new cd out, so that’s part of the effect.

Molly has amazing videos recently connecting her songs to social justice platforms and initiatives. 

In the context of this being a music blog, my headline refers to the influential folk label founded in Cambridge, Mass. not far from where Molly later went to music school, by Ken Irwin and three friends. I forget exactly what the term refers to: someone who keeps rolling along, trying to make the world a better place? 

I met Ken Irwin when he scouted my then client, the author who writes songs Dao Strom, at SXSW in 2009; that was the year that Rounder actually won Best Album at the Grammys’, for Robert Plant. 

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player, and blogger; he also sang in local choir, fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32 Reads 'Howl' and owns a couple musical instruments he cannot play
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