Tuesday, 14 May 2013

The Tillers

From Cincinnati - (USA)

Hard Driving Original Roots and Old Time String Band

Touring UK & Ireland November 2013

Family Band, The Tillers got their start in August 2007 when they started thumping around with some banjos and guitars and a big wooden bass. Their earliest gigs were for coins and burritos on the city’s famous Ludlow Street in the district of Clifton. The songs they picked were mostly older than their grandparents. Some came from Woody Guthrie and many were anonymous relics of Appalachian woods, churches, riverboats, railroads, prairies, and coal mines.

Their look didn’t fit the stereotype. They were clearly recovering punk rockers with roots in city’s west side punk rock and hardcore scene. The punk influence gave their sound a distinctive bite, setting them apart from most other folk acts- a hard-driving percussive strum and stomp that brought new pulse to some very old songs.

The Tillers have since won over Cincinnati’s bar and festival scene, and launching tours with tireless momentum. They were awarded CityBeat Magazine’s Cincinnati Entertainment Award for best Folk and Americana act in 2009 and 2010. Their relentless gigging has taken them throughout the east coast, the Midwest and West, and the Appalachian south. In the summer of 2009, veteran NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw featured the Tillers on a documentary about US Route 50.

Musically, the band wears many hats. Their sound has proven to be an appropriate fit with a wide range of musical styles- traditional folk, bluegrass, jazz, punk rock and anything else they might run into. They have shared the stage with a broad swath of national touring acts, ranging from renowned folk legends such as Doc Watson, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Guy Clark, Country Joe McDonald, Jerry Douglas, Pokey LaFarge, Iris Dement and The Carolina Chocolate Drops to rambunctious rock daredevils like the Legendary Shack Shakers.

The Tillers - Lantern Lullaby from Pete Ohs on Vimeo.

The Tillers - There is a Road (Route 50) from Pete Ohs on

Sat 2 Nov 2013
Rescue Rooms
Sun 3 Nov 2013
Mon 4 Nov 2013
The Cluny
Tue 5 Nov 2013
The Liquid Room
Wed 6 Nov 2013
The Classic Grand
Thu 7 Nov 2013

Fri 8 Nov 2013

Sat 9 Nov 2013

Sun 10 Nov 2013

Mon 11 Nov 2013
Cock Inn, Old Barn
Tue 12 Nov 2013

Wed 13 Nov 2013
Thu 14 Nov 2013

Fri 15 Nov 2013

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