Friday, 16 August 2013
Owlsworld Presents The Tillers (USA) 11/11/2013 Sarratt
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.
Plus Support Act TBC
Monday 11th Nov 2013
The Old Barn @ The Cock Inn
Church Lane, Sarratt WD3 6HH
Doors Open at 7.30pm. Live Music 8.30pm - till 11.00pm
For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07775 526 881
Tickets £10.00 on the door or £8 pre-booked from: www.wegottickets.com/owlsworld 10% booking Fee, or commission free from the Paypal link here:
Posted by Purveyors of fine quality entertainment at 04:20