Friday, September 16, 2022
– Molly Tuttle and Adia Victoria each released cover songs today through Amazon Music for the 22nd annual Americanafest.
Tuttle released "White Rabbit," a cover of Jefferson Airplane's 1967 hit written by Grace Slick. Adia Victoria offered a rendition of Bill Withers' 1971 hit "Grandma's Hands."
"I have loved the story of Alice In Wonderland since I read the book as a kid and played the Queen Of Hearts in my school play," said Tuttle. "I chose to cover 'White Rabbit' back in the fall of 2020 for a livestream of songs by San Francisco Bay Area artists. Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane is from Palo Alto, Cal., just like me, and this song gives me the nostalgic feeling of growing up, but recording it also pushed my band forward into new territory musically. This is the first song I have arranged, produced, and recorded from the ground up with the band members that I've been on the road with all year. Golden Highway — aka Shelby Means, Dominick Leslie, Kyle Tuttle, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes — and I have formed a strong musical bond after playing almost 100 shows together this year. Each band member brought ideas to the table, making this a truly collaborative effort."
Adia Victor said she was "so excited to share my cover of Bill Withers' 'Grandma's Hands' with you. This song sounds, looks and feels like my own grandmother. I can be right back at her kitchen in South Carolina. This song is poetry, it's the blues. It's deep and it's everlasting."
Earlier this month, Amazon Music released additional originals for Americanafest, which is currently underway in Nashville. This includes "Crowded Table" by Grammy-winning songwriter Natalie Hemby and "Ol Kentucky" by Grammy-winning songwriter Aaron Raitiere.