Dee White + Molly Tuttle Celebrate Upcoming Tour With Hank Williams Cover [Exclusive Premiere]
Rising stars Dee White and Molly Tuttle are headed Down Under on Wednesday (Oct. 9) for a brief Australian tour, and to celebrate, they're sharing a new duet, a cover of Hank Williams' "Weary Blues From Waitin'." Press play above to hear the collaboration, premiering exclusively on The Boot.
"Weary Blues From Waitin'" is a posthumous Williams release: After the country star was found dead in his car on New Year's Day in 1953, his record label, MGM, began releasing his previously unreleased material at a furious clip. This song specifically, a demo from 1951, arrived in July of 1953 and rose into the Top 10 (No. 7) on the country charts.
Tuttle and White, both part of The Boot's 2019 class of artists to watch, recorded their version of "Weary Blues From Waitin'" at Dan Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville. White is part of Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound label.
"There was a lot of familiarity around Dan. Especially in the studio, but also in life," White says of working with Auerbach on his debut album, March's Southern Gentleman. "It was so familiar, like we were meant to be friends. We like the same kinds of things, and there aren't many people who like the same kinds of things that Dan and I like, so that's what makes it special."
Tuttle and White's Australian tour begins in Castlemaine. Three shows in Melbourne and one in Auckland, New Zealand, follow through Sunday (Oct. 13).
Additionally, White has just announced a new string of Winter 2019 tour dates, beginning after Thanksgiving and running through mid-December. The complete list of newly announced shows is below, and fans can get more details on all of White's upcoming shows at DeeWhite.com.
Dee White, Winter 2019 Tour Dates:
Nov. 29 -- New Orleans, La. @ Gasa Gasa
Nov. 30 -- Houston, Texas @ McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
Dec. 1 -- San Antonio, Texas @ Sam’s Burger Joint Music Hall
Dec. 3 -- Austin, Texas @ Stubbs Jr
Dec. 4 -- Dallas, Texas @ Sundown at Granada
Dec. 5 -- Lubbock, Texas @ Cactus Theater ^
Dec. 6 -- Roswell, N.M. @ The Liberty ^
Dec. 7 -- Albuquerque, N.M. @ Sunshine Theater ^
Dec. 11 -- Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Ponyboy
Dec. 13 -- Tupelo, Miss. @ Blue Canoe
Dec. 14 -- Huntsville, Ala. @ Tangled String Studios
^ supporting Reckless Kelly
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