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, some were southern blues laments, 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 and vinegar to some very old songs. But their musical range soon proved itself as they floated from hard-tackle thumping to tender graceful melody, all the while topped by Oberst and Geil’s clear tenor harmonies.
CincyGroove.com is proud to bring you the 3rd Annual Cincy Groove Music Festival. This year we are holding the event on November 22, 2014 at one of our favorite venues, The Southgate House Revival (111 E 6th St) in Newport, KY. Come out one last time before your Thanksgiving holiday to hear some incredible music from some of your favorite folk/americana/bluegrass bands. This year we will have Shiny and The Spoon, Hickory Robot, The Tillers, and Chicago Farmer gracing the stage in the Sanctuary Room. Doors are at 7pm, show starts at 8pm, Ages 18+. Tickets are $10 advance, $12 day of show and can be purchased online at http://www.ticketfly.com/event/655181 or at The Southgate House Revival. Photo and video of each artist can be found at http://www.cincygroovefestival.com
The schedule of events for the evening – 8pm Shiny and The Spoon, 9pm Hickory Robot, 10pm Chicago Farmer, 11:30pm The Tillers.
We will also be celebrating CincyGroove.com’s 7 year anniversary (est 11/17/2007)