October 28th, 2008 By mbreen | Music | Posted In: Live Music, CEAs, Local Music

Local MTV: The Tillers

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A couple of weeks ago, I finally got to check out the muched-buzzed about band The Tillers, nominated for a Cincinnati Entertainment Award in the Folk/Americana category. Playing in the Southgate House's "lounge" room, the trio (playing stand-up bass, guitar, banjo and more) huddled around a single, vintage-looking, multi-directional mic and delivered their sweet, accomplished spin on traditional Folk, Country, Gospel and Blues.

The band's debut, Ludlow Street Rag (released by Bloomington, Ind.-based label, Chestnut Tree Records), is the next best thing to seeing the band live (their harmonies are especially resonating in a concert setting).

Some have called the threesome "Punk Folk," but that's likely because some band members have tattoos. This is straight-up "old-time" music — close your eyes and you'll swear you're at some jamboree in the Southern backwoods, circa 1925.

The next, next best thing to seeing them live? This cool music video, for the band's song "There Is a Road (Route 50)."

The Tillers - There is a Road (Route 50) from Pete Ohs on Vimeo.
10.29.2008 at 06:05 Reply
Hey there...love the video. And the song. Lighting is really cool in the video, makes you really feel the classic vibe. I've spent some time on Route 50 myself. : )


10.30.2008 at 03:17 Reply
I love these guys!


01.17.2010 at 06:27 Reply
Saw these guys in E-Town Ky a few weeks ago and they blew me away...would never believe so much music could come from THREE individuals. Wish nothing but the best for this group and would LOVE to see them on the BLUEGRASS circuit with groups like Nothin' Fancy and Lonesome River Band.... Marty