Happy 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!