With the saddest of hearts we inform you all of the passing of our brother and original bass player, Jason Soudrette. J had a long battle with AML leukemia and NEVER gave up the fight! Husband, father, sprint car driver, musician and the most noble individual you could ever be blessed to meet. What can we say but that we love you J and our lives will never be the same without you. Forever Thee, A Tiller Three… Raise a glass in memory!
Mike, Sean & Aaron
Heya! We’re shipping out to the UK and Ireland to play a nonstop tour with our buddy Pokey LaFarge. Catch us across the waters November 2nd – 15th! Go to our shows page for date and venue information. Wish us luck!
Throughout 2012 and 2013 our friend Evan Hand has been traveling with us, filming our musical ramblings in the mighty Gus Bus. He’s compiled some of that footage into a wonderful video for our single THE ROAD NEVERENDING from our new album HAND ON THE PLOW. Check it out!
We’ve been getting some great reviews lately for our new album Hand On The Plow. You can read them all in our Contact/Press page of this website but here is one of our favorites from No Depression. Just Click the logo link to read!
The Southgate House Revival sells out July 5th for our release of Hand On The Plow! Thanks to all our friends, fans and families for coming out to the big shindig. Since then we have been traversing around the map and it seems that folks have really been taken by the new songs. You can purchase a copy of your own at any of our live shows, at Cincinnati’s best record shop Shake It Records or by clicking this link at Muddy Roots Music Recordings.
In other news, we’re excited to announce a slew of U.S. shows in September with St.Louis crooner, Pokey LaFarge!
9/13- Deluxe at Old National Centre, Indy IN
9/17- Cosmic Charlie’s, Lexington KY
9/23- Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brew Co., Harrisburg PA
9/24- Rex Theatre, Pittsburgh PA
The Tillers are proud to announce the release of Hand On The Plow, July 5th 2013 at the Southgate House Revival in Newport KY.
We’ve been working on our fifth album for over a year now, writing all new songs like Shanty Boat, The Road Neverending and I Gotta Move. We spent last winter in the studio with Brian Olive and Mark Van Patten pouring our hearts and souls into these new recordings. This spring we’ve been throwing ideas back and fourth with artist Keith Neltner who has been creating some amazing art for the new project. All this hard work has now come to fruition in the form of one awesome album if we do say so!
We’re teaming up and releasing Hand On The Plow with Muddy Roots Recordings. The same folks who bring you Muddy Roots Fest in Tennessee and Muddy Roots Fest Belgium. A great group of ambitious and dedicated characters who we’re real excited to work with! Check Muddy Roots out HERE.
Click to here to pre-order the new record!
So, please join us Tillers, July 5th and share one hell of an evening with us as we bring you HAND ON THE PLOW! You won’t be disappointed!
Benefit Concert and Fundraiser for Jason Soudrette.
As some of you know, our original bass player Jason Soudrette has been battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) through extensive chemotherapy treatments with a bone marrow transplant to follow. His stay may be long and the bills will mount so that’s where we all come in to help and show our support!
On April 13th The Tillers will be throwing a huge fund raiser benefit for our pal Jason. We will re-release our debut album, Ludlow Street Rag with previously unreleased tracks from the bands humble beginnings. The CD will be decked out with new (old) photos and other fun stuff from the era in which Jason was our bass thumper. All funds raised from ticket sales and cd sales at the show will go to Jason’s cause.
We’ll also have beer for donation and a slew of things to raffle off like a Cincinnati Reds Package, Cincinnati Zoo Gold Pass, Tattoo gift certificates, 2013 Whispering Beard Folk Fest Weekend Passes and lots more.
Saturday April 13 2013
Hoffner Lodge in Northside, Cincinnati OH
Jason Soudrette Fund Raiser and Tillers Re-Release of Ludlow Street Rag. Other bands TBA
Doors at 8pm, Show at 9pm $10.
If you can’t make the show but you’d still like to help out then click this link to learn about how to easily donate.
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Big News! We’ve just been given the 2013 Cincinnati Entertainment Award for best Folk/Americana Act. Walked away with a shiny plaque and a grateful feeling for all the support shown by our city, family and friends. We love ya!
Mike and The Tillers
Welcome to the NEW TILLERS WEBSITE!
Hello friends, Well here it is, all shiny and new. Take a stroll around our new site with updated features like a mailing list sign up, new shows page, new music page and lots more. We hope ya like it! We’ve got a lot coming up in 2013 so stay tuned for all the show and festival dates. Enjoy and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Mike and The Tillers
Join us (and the Whiskey Bent Valley Boys!) November 10th 2012 for the release of our first live album, Farewell To The Historic Southgate House! We recorded this sold out show last winter just a few days before the best venue in Cincinnati/Newport KY shut down. This place was a home to us and other DIY bands locally and all over the country. From punk to country to jazz to folk, bands brought it all to the Southgate House. We’re sad to see it gone.
The good news is that we’ve got a new home. THE SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL is the new venue started by the old and trusted owners. Don’t miss our first show at the new venue and the release of a memorial album to the old favorite.
The Southgate House Revival
111 E. 6th Street
Newport KY 41071