The Tillers

-Bio by Pete Wood-


The Tillers came into being while busking for nickels and dimes in the gaslight district of Cincinnati. Now far removed from those humble beginnings, the band has won over Cincinnati’s bar and festival scene and launched international tours with tireless momentum. They resurrect songs of America’s past, craft originals all their own while touching on themes both historical and timeless. Clawhammer banjo, acoustic guitar and upright bass meet high mountain harmonies that belt, croon, lament and rejoice. They continue to plot their travels around the map, electrifying new places and making new friends wherever they go. From place to place, they carry with them more instruments, new songs, and funnier stories. They are Cincinnati’s traveling minstrels. Expect to hear from them soon.

Notable performances include Forecastle Festival, Bunbury, Winnipeg Folk Fest, Calgary Folk Fest, Milwaukee SummerFest, SXSW, Muddy Roots, American Music Festival, Nelsonville Music Festival, Bristol Rhythm & Roots, and a mountain of others, as well as support dates with Justin Townes Earl, Jerry Douglas, Iris Dement, Rev. Horton Heat, Doc Watson, Taj Mahal, Guy Clark, Country Joe Mcdonald, Th' Legendary Shack Shakers, Dex Romweber, Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Pokey LaFarge, Dom Flemons, and The Dirt Daubers.