A. J. Lee (and Blue Summit)


  • From Tracy, California.
  • 2005, she began performing at age seven with the Tuttles, a family band that featured Jack Tuttle and his children Michael, Sullivan and Molly. A. J. played mandolin and sang lead and harmony vocals. The act was later billed as “The Tuttles featuring A.J. Lee.”
  • 2014, she made her first solo recordings, two EPs “AJ Lee” and “Song for Noah.”
  • She also performed with a group called OMGG (Obviously Minor Guys and a Girl).
  • 2015, after the Tuttles disbanded (Molly went to the Berklee School of Music), A.J and Sullivan Tuttle formed a new group called Blue Summit.
  • 2019,  released “Like I Used To” album (no label).
  • 2019, Blue Summit won the FreshGrass Band Contest and Sullivan Tuttle won the 2019 National Flatpicking Contest (Winfield, Kansas).
  • 2019, A. J. won the IBMA Momentum Award for Vocalist of the Year.
  • 2021, released “I’ll Come Back” album (no label).
  • 2022, current band members: A. J. Lee (mandolin), Sullivan Tuttle (guitar), Scott Gates (guitar), Chad Bowen (bass) and Jan Purat (fiddle).