Tillers bring folk, Americana
music to Historic Hoosier Theater
punk influence has set
them apart from other folk groups
VEVAY, Ind. (April 2010) Cincinnati-based The Tillers
will perform their folk, Americana music at the Historic Hoosier Theater
in Vevay, Ind., at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 10.
Tillers punk rock influence
has given their folk music
a distinctive bite.
The Tillers got their start in August 2007 when Cincinnati
friends Mike Oberst, Sean Geil and Jason Soudrette began thumping around
with some banjos and guitars and a big wooden bass. While Soudrette
eventually parted from the group, the addition of Aaron Geil completed
The songs they played were mostly older than their grandparents, and
included the music of Woody Guthrie, southern blues laments, and anonymous
relics of Appalachian woods, churches, riverboats, railroads, prairies,
and coal mines.
Their look didnt fit the stereotype. They were clearly recovering
punk rockers with roots in Cincys 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
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
Geils clear tenor harmonies.
The Tillers have won over Cincinnatis bar and festival scene,
launching tours with tireless momentum. In 2009 they were awarded CityBeat
Magazines Cincinnati Entertainment Award for best Folk and American
The Hoosier Theater is located on 209 Ferry
St. in downtown Vevay. General admission is $8 in advance or $10 at
the door with $5 youth tickets. For more information call (812) 427-3237.
or visit: www.VevayIn.com.
Back to April 2010 Articles.