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Northern California’s Molly Tuttle and Keith Little Receive WhippoorWill Arts/Freshgrass Artist Awards

Molly Tuttle

Longtime Northern California bluegrass artists Molly Tuttle and Keith Little are the recipients of the Whippoorwill Arts/FreshGrass Artist Awards for their musical accomplishments, extraordinary talent, community spirit and creative souls.

Tuttle and Little will each receive a $25,000 unrestricted grant, awarded by the FreshGrass Foundation and made possible by generous donations from Whippoorwill Arts.

Honorees were selected by a committee of roots musicians and music industry executives. The awards will be formally presented at a special event co-hosted by Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally of Whippoorwill Arts and Chris Wadsworth of the FreshGrass Foundation. Presentations will be announced at a later date.

Emerging Artist winner Tuttle, a Palo Alto native now based in Nashville, won the 2017 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Award for Guitarist of the Year, becoming the first woman to win the award. Her latest album is titled Rise. She is best known to NCBS members as a performer with The Tuttles With AJ Lee.

Keith Little

Master Artist winner Little lives in the Sierra Foothills where he is known as “the bluegrass voice of gold country.” He has performed on Grammy Award-winning recordings The Grass is Blue and Little Sparrow by Dolly Parton. Along with leading The LittleBand, he operates Slate Mountain Music.

Whippoorwill Arts supports creativity, respect and love for artists in the the roots music community. It reached out to the FreshGrass Foundation for the new Artists Awards. Other projects include Music Home Project, Banjo Boy Coffee, and the Nell & Jim Band which has performed at festivals and venues across the U.S. and Canada.

The FreshGrass Foundation is dedicated to preserving, promoting and creating innovative grassroots music. The foundation publishes “No Depression,” the quarterly journal of roots music and online hub for roots music fans; awards grants and commissions to emerging and established writers and performers; and produces FreshGrass, an annual festival of bluegrass and roots music in North Adams, Massachusetts.

Tuttle and Robinson are both longtime members of the Northern California Bluegrass Society.

Donations For The NCBS Spring Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund Now Accepted

The Spring Walker Creek Music Camp at the Walker Creek Ranch near Petaluma will be held April 12-15, 2018. Ingrid Noyes runs the camp.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund is now collecting donations to assist students who need financial help. Donations can be sent to: Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society,  PO Box 390846, Mountain View, CA 94039-0846, Attention: NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization aka the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, accepts donations and disburses the scholarships. Donations to the fund are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Donors should consult their tax advisors. The Federal Tax ID No. is 94-2907716. Donors who do not need a tax deduction may donate money directly to the camp.

Donations Now Being Accepted For The NCBS Walker Creek Scholarship Fund For The Spring Camp

The Walker Creek Ranch

The Northern California Bluegrass Society Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund is now collecting donations to assist students at the Spring Walker Creek Music Camp who need financial help. The camp will be held at the Walker Creek Ranch near Petaluma on April 12-15, 2018.

Donations can be sent to: Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society,  PO Box 390846, Mountain View, CA 94039-0846, Attention: NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization aka the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, accepts donations and disburses the scholarships. Donations to the fund are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Donors should consult their tax advisors (especially in light of the recent revisions to federal tax law). The Federal Tax ID No. is 94-2907716. Donors who do not need a tax deduction may donate money directly to the camp.

NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund Now Collecting Donations

The Spring Walker Creek Music Camp at the Walker Creek Ranch near Petaluma will be held April 12-15, 2018The Northern California Bluegrass Society Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund is now collecting donations to assist students who need financial help. Donations can be sent to: Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society,  PO Box 390846, Mountain View, CA 94039-0846, Attention: NCBS Walker Creek Music Camp Scholarship Fund.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization aka the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, accepts donations and disburses the scholarships. Donations to the fund are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Donors should consult their tax advisors. The Federal Tax ID No. is 94-2907716. Donors who do not need a tax deduction may donate money directly to the camp.

Support Local Bluegrass Music As Part Of Your Year-End Tax Planning With A Donation To NCBS

Your 2017 year-end tax planning can include a donation to support bluegrass music that is deductible as allowed by law.

The Northern California Bluegrass Society/Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society is a California not-for-profit corporation that is a qualified IRC Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The Tax ID is 94-2907716. Send checks to: NCBS/SCBS, PO Box 390846, Mountain View, CA 94309-0846.