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.