"Tiller's Folly is a national treasure" Peter North, Edmonton Journal
As one of the tightest most focused folk bands in the nation, Tiller’s Folly continues to make music that is both distinctly Canadian and firmly rooted in the acoustic tradition. They are modern day storytellers of lore, uniting past with the present. Based in the Pacific Northwest, Tiller's Folly are a critically acclaimed, internationally traveled power trio at the forefront of a bold new movement in roots music. For the past eighteen years, through thousands of performances stretching from the Pacific North-west to The Carolinas and across to the British Isles and beyond - they have spread their memorable blend of energy, history, musicality, romance and just plain fun from small and large halls to theaters and festivals.
March 2015 saw Tiller’s Folly release their 9th CD, Stirring Up Ghosts Volumes 1&2. Tiller's award winning productions continue to expand and refine their potent mix of acoustic & electric based, Celtic influenced Canadiana, Americana, Newgrass 'and beyond.'
Fuelled by their unfailing passion and enthusiasm for the music, Tiller's is continously experimenting with different phrasing, tones and textures while recording with some of the most exciting and innovative musicians and singers in the business today as they continue to evolve as artists. Names like the phenomenally talented front man of the iconic group NewGrass Revival, John Cowan, to Bob Babbitt (most famous for his work as a member of Motown Records studio band the Funk Brothers, from 1966-72, as well as his tenure as part of MFSB for Philadelphia International Records) and the late legendary session keyboardist Larry Knechtel, have moved Tiller's music to a new level of mastery.
Tiller's Folly are on the road touring to your community featuring Bruce Coughlan (songwriter, lead vocals, guitar, bodhran, flute, whistle); Nolan Murray (fiddle, mandolin, mandocaster, banjo, viola, guitar) and Laurence Knight (producer, bass, vocals).
In 2011 they appeared on celebrated live Nashville based music showcase series 'The Billy Block Show'
In 2011-12 they appeared an unprecedented three times on the highly acclaimed weekly Nashville music series 'Music City Roots' and appeared on PBS special 'Live at Music City Roots'.
The band received critical praise and world-wide recognition in 2012 when they earned the high honour of winning the 11th Annual Independent Music Awards Vox Pop Poll for their song 'Death & Taxes' from their new album, Go The Road . The song, penned by Tillers' prolific lead singer/principal songwriter Bruce Coughlan, was named Top Song in the 'Social Action' category. This award was voted on by more than 60,000 music fans from around the globe, marking a turning point for this fabulous band.
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TillersFolly