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July 21st, 2009 By mbreen | Music | Posted In: Local Music

The Tillers Meet Tom Brokaw!

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The fantastic Cincinnati Folk trio The Tillers will make its television debut Wednesday at 7 p.m. on the USA network. The acoustic band (Michael Oberst, Sean Gell and Jason Soudrette) were interviewed in June by legendary news anchor Tom Brokaw for a documentary about the people and places along Route 50, the stretch of highway that runs from Maryland to California. Wednesday's Tillers-featuring airing is Brokaw's monthly update, Dispatches from the Road; all of the dispatches will be a part of a longer documentary called American Character Along Highway 50.

Oberst reports that Brokaw and his crew found them thanks to their ode to the road, "There Is A Road (Route 50)" (check it out on the band's MySpace site here). For more on Brokaw's big adventure, go here. Kudos to the band! Check 'em out Sunday at the Northside Tavern and buy 'em a round or two (or eight!).

Here's a great music video, created by local Emmy-winning director Pete Ohs, that was made for "There Is A Road (Route 50)."

 

(Photo of the fellas with Tom from myspace.com/thetillersthree)

 
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