The Tillers Fall-Time Frolics!

13267697_10156971378800338_6159970922213363105_nCatch us in our fall time ramblings!  (for more info check out our ‘shows’ page)

October 14 Fleetwoods / Toledo OH

October 15 Old Dog Tavern / Kalamazoo MI

October 21 Carrage House Concert Series / Indianapolis IN

October 29 Washington Park / Cincinnati OH

October 30 Neltner Farm Fall Fest / Camp Springs KY

November 12 Iron Fest at Southgate House Revival / Newport KY

November 16 The Hideout / Chicago IL

November 17 Music Box Supper Club / Cleveland OH

November 18 Woodlands Tavern / Columbus OH

November 19 V Club / Huntington WV

November 27 Northside Tavern / Cincinnati OH

June and July Tours. Full Steam Ahead!









Midwest, South, Pacific Northwest, Canada, all over the place. Hope to see ya out there! Check out our shows page for more details.

6/18- Harrodsburg, KY / Well Crafted
6/22- Owensboro, KY / ROMP
6/23- Champaign, IL / Cowboy Monkey
6/24- Marion, WI / Flatrock Bluegrass Jamboree
6/25- Marion, WI / Flatrock
6/26- Indianapolis, IN / Eden’s Rubble House Concert
6/30- Cincinnati, OH / Washington Park
7/14- Huntington, WV / Camden Park
7/15- Huntington, WV / Camden Park
7/16- State College, PA / Festival of the Arts
7/22- Calgary, AB Canada / Calgary Folk Fest
7/23- Calgary Folk Fest
7/24- Calgary Folk Fest
7/26- Cottage Grove, OR / Brewstation
7/27- Portland, OR / Mississippi Studios
7/28- Kenmore, WA / St. Edward State Park
7/29- Willamina, OR / Wildwood Hotel
7/30- Bend, OR / Volcanic Theatre Pub

May Festivals in Full Swing!

Hey all!

Festival season is upon us.  It all begins now!  Make your way to some of these great festivals and gigs that we’re playing in the month of May.

5/7 Cincinnati Appalachian Festival – Cincinnati OH

5/20 Muddy Roots Spring Weekender – Nashville IN

5/26 Pittsburgh Winery – Pittsburgh PA

5/27 Duck Creek Log Jam – Logan OH

5/28 Furry Friends Festival – Cincinnati OH

5/29 Restore the Store:  A Benefit for Rabbit Hash / Southgate House Revival – NewportKY




April Midwest Tour!


Hey all!

We’ll be hitting the road this April with some great shows throughout the Midwestern states.  Two of which, we’ll be doing with our good buddies The Hooten Hollers!  Be sure to keep an eye on our ‘Shows’ page as we add new dates through the coming year.


The Colors of Travelin’ Songs

Good afternoon, friends. We’d like to share a song with you.

While sifting through some old lyrics, Mike came across a song he had written about ten years ago called “The Colors of Travelin’ Songs”.  Written to the tune of a song by Woody Guthrie and inspired by his message, this is a song of unity that uses music as the common thread connecting us all. We felt it important to put it into the world at this time. Share it around. Spread love, peace, respect and compassion to all mankind.

Shot in Gus’s Garage and produced by Mark Alexander and Jason Gray.

The Colors of Travelin' Songs from Numediacy on Vimeo.

Announcing The Great Ohio River Tour, with JD Wilkes!

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The River Shall Sing!

We are proud to announce our next great adventure.  The Tillers will be back on tour this fall, spanning the length of the entire Ohio River.  “The Great Ohio River Tour” will feature JD Wilkes of the Legendary Shack Shakers, and will storm cities from the river’s northern source in Pittsburgh to Paducah near its southern terminus, October 15-23.  We will meander along river roads, bringing our trademark stomp and holler to small towns, big cities, and various refuse along the way.  It’s a tribute to the tributary that birthed our hometowns.  Hear us pay it back in song.  Let the great river rumble!

-The Great Ohio River Tour-

10/15- Pittsburgh PA / Thunderbird Cafe

10/16- Pomeroy OH / Court Street Grill

10/17- Huntington WV / Heritage Station

10/18- Newport KY / Southgate House Revival

10/20- Madison IN / Red Bicycle Hall

10/21- Louisville KY / The New Vintage

10/22- Owensboro KY / International Bluegrass Music Museum

10/23- Paducah KY / Maiden Alley Cinema


Tillers keep Tillin’ in 2015!!!

10361584_10154308283620338_3818684077239364199_nHappy 2015 everyone!  It’s been a minute since we’ve written a new post here but its been a crazy exciting few months on the home front.  This is due in part to the birth of my son William Leeuwen Oberst this past February!  He’s a good little lad with long fingers and a very loud holler.  He and little August Geil (Sean’s Son) should be starting up their first band in no time!  Proud papas indeed.

This summer we’re proud to welcome a new friend into the fold.  Mr. Joe Macheret will be doing some fiddling with us and being another short fellow, will be helping me balance out the band height difference.  Joe’s been at it for a long time with previous bands like Joe’s Truck Stop and the Urban Pioneers. This year will be one of musical growth and we’re glad that Joe is along for the ride.

The Tillers are just as excited as ever with this year, jam packed with shows and tours galore.  2015 will see us at lots of our favorite festivals like River Roots Fest (Madison IN),  Muddy Roots Spring Weekender (Nashville IN), The John Hartford Memorial Festival (Brown Co. IN),  Happy Valley Bluegrass Fest (Happy Valley IN),  Sayler Park Sustains (Sayler Park, OH),  Flatrock Fest (Marion, WI),  Whispering Beard Folk Fest (Friendship IN), Muddy Roots Music Fest (Cookeville, TN) and the Saint Louis Folk and Roots Festival (St.Louis MO).  We’ll also be traveling to some new and uncharted territory and festival grounds like the great SummerFest (Milwaukee WI).  Up to Canada for the Winnipeg Folk Festival (Winnipeg MB CAN).  To the ever popular Floyd Fest (Floyd VA) and to SOCAL for the Long Beach Folk Revival Festival (Long Beach CA).  Please take a look at out calendar page for more details and such.  We’ve got some big ideas for this fall as well.  A grand tour of epic proportion.. brewing, stewing and soon to be announced!

Heres to the new year.  We’ll see you real soon!