Some thoughts about this past weekend’s Pilgrimage Music Festival in Franklin, Tennessee:
- I saw Elle King three weeks ago opening for Chris Stapleton and again yesterday at the Pilgrimage Festival. While she’s a great performer anywhere, her rock and blues sound really shines in front of a large festival crowd. I’ve seen here three times and I’d like to make it four.
- Twentynine-year-old bluegrass picker Molly Tuttle is a talented player, catchy songwriter and fun to listen to. You can read about her musical journey in this New York Times article from last year. I didn’t know much about here before this festival, but I would see her again if I get the chance.
- It was nice to be present and see Brandi Carlile headline a bigger festival. She’s had a good couple of years and nobody is more deserving. I’m happy to see her talent recognized and rewarded.
- On Saturday Jensen McRae took the stage by herself with an acoustic guitar. Her single Wolves is a powerful song. She’s another young singer-songwriter to watch.
- I wrote about Jon Batiste yesterday. All I can say is I still have chills from that set. Unbelievable talent.
Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway at the Pilgrimage Music Festival.