Go The Road
The album consists of 11 brand-new songs penned by Tiller's guitarist/vocalist Bruce Coughlan, a seasoned songwriter, deeply rooted in western folk music traditions.
The title song was inspired in part by Ewan MacColl's brilliant song, Freeborn Man and the title Go the Road is a phrase borrowed from Frank Delaney's magical book Ireland. The term describes the life of an itinerant storyteller who wanders the countryside, staying with people who will feed him and give shelter in exchange for telling stories.
The story mirrors in many ways, Bruce's own. Having left home at an early age, Bruce made his way by busking on the streets of his native Vancouver, Canada. Since that time, he's literally gone the road, performing, touring, recording and always, always writing. Now, after more than three decades of pursuit, Bruce has emerged as a unique and powerful voice in the roots music genre.
Sharing, supporting and nurturing the ever evolving Tillers Folly sound are long-time road-mates, and band-mates Laurence Knight and Nolan Murray. Together, these three friends form the tight-knit core of their many exciting musical adventures, easily adapting to, and interacting with a long line of creative characters in a myriad of musical genres.
In recording Go the Road, Tillers Folly invited some truly inspired (and even iconic) artists to share in the recording. The exceptional support they received, both musically and spiritually throughout the project has deemed this recording a huge success already and it hasn't been released yet.
The final list of guest artists featured on ‘Go The Road’ read like a who’s who of acoustic music and include: John Cowan (Newgrass Revival/Doobie Brothers/John Cowan Band), Sam Bush (Newgrass Revival/Sam Bush Band), Josh Shilling (Mountain Heart), Ronnie McCoury (Del McCoury Band/ The Travelin McCoury’s), Cia Cherryholmes (The Cherryholmes), Scottish Music Hall of Fame member Phil Cunningham (Phil & Ali), heralded singer/songwriter/producer Wendy Waldman, Scott Vestal (Sam Bush Band), Jeff Autry (John Cowan Band/The Travelin McCoury’s) and Randy Kohrs (Randy Kohrs Band/Jim Lauderdale/Dolly Parton) and of course Vancouver Island`s acclaimed award winning producer Joby Baker.