How I See San Francisco: Musician Molly Tuttle
San Francisco is full of music history, and its creative spirit has inspired countless creators. Among them is Bay Area-native Molly Tuttle. Now a Nashville-based singer and songwriter, Molly has played in festivals across the country and earned acclaim for her lyrics and technique. She has spent the past few months of quarantine collaborating remotely to produce a new album, "...but i'd rather be with you".
Molly will be performing a concert of songs about San Francisco live for viewers to watch from home on Thursday, Nov. 19. As she prepares this salute to the city, we caught up with Molly to ask her how she sees San Francisco.
What does a typical day in San Francisco look like for you?
I’ve never lived in the city, so when I go it’s as a visitor. I like doing research ahead of time to find a tucked away coffee shop that I’ve never tried before. San Francisco has the best coffee!
Which San Francisco neighborhood do you like to explore?
I love walking around Noe Valley. There are so many cute stores and restaurants around. My favorite Italian restaurant is there. It’s called Lupa. My mom used to take me when I was a kid.
Where do you indulge your artistic side in San Francisco?
What's your favorite annual event in San Francisco?
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass!
Which restaurant is still on your list to dine at in San Francisco?
Where and what would you choose for your last meal in San Francisco?
The stuffed pepper at Greens. I would go at sunset and sit by the big windows!
What’s one part of San Francisco that you wish visitors knew about?
Live music venues like the Fillmore and the Independent! They're a great way to experience the city’s love and excitement for live music.
What makes you fall in love with San Francisco all over again?
Seeing the sunset over the ocean! It never gets old.
What should every visitor to San Francisco do at least once?
Any final advice for visitors coming to San Francisco?
Pace yourself and explore different areas of the city without trying to do it all at once. I’ve been to San Francisco hundreds of times and still have never done some of the “can’t miss” activities like Alcatraz. I always go to the city with an open mind, ready for adventure—and it never disappoints!