We’ll be performing December 19 2015 at the Nashville Palace with one of the greats, Mr. Del McCoury. Don’t Miss it!
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(Design/Illustration by Neltner Small Batch)
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
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!
The numbers are in and it looks like we’ve managed to raise $3,157.00 in donation to The Cure Starts Now Foundation during our November Tour For A Cure in honor of Lauren Hill. Thanks to all who donated and supported our efforts in fighting pediatric brain cancer. Most of all, thank you Lauren for inspiring us all. Never Give Up!
For more information on pediatric brain cancer and DIPG or to make a direct donation, please visit: www.thecurestartsnow.org
We are so excited about our new OFFICIAL VIDEO of ‘WILLY DEAR’. Fantastically animated by Mr. Christoph Heuer who dedicated well over a years work to this project.