The Tiller's Folly

Roots from Vancouver BC
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The Tiller's Folly

Label: Raincoast Records
since circa 1996
For over a decade, Tiller’s Folly have captivated audiences at thousands of performances with exceptional musicianship, compelling stories and their warm, inclusive, down-home stage presence. From the expressive and dynamic vocals, acoustic guitar and extraordinary songwriting ability of Bruce Coughlan, through the deep layers of musical and creative color added by award-winning multi-instrumentalist , Nolan Murray, to the driving, melodic foundation laid down by bassist and vocalist, Laurence Knight, Tiller's Folly is a high-energy acoustic roots music experience like no other.

Tiller’s Folly have released an impressive catalogue of material. Covering a broad palette of the finest acoustic music, the band’s output includes seven CDs, videos, and a complete DVD/CD package of live material. Their CDs have consistently topped sales charts and both albums and individual tracks have been nominated for and received numerous awards and distinctions.

Highlights include: A Ripple in Time picked as the top CD by the Indie Acoustic Project in 2003; ‘Water at the Bar’ voted the Top 5 Celtic Song of 2006 by Just Plain Folks; ‘McCulloch’s Wonder’ listed as one of the Essential 75 songs of Canadian Folk by iTunes, and the DVD A Fine Kettle of Fish featured numerous times across Canada on the Knowledge Network in 2006.

This fall, Tiller’s Folly is celebrating their 10th anniversary with the release of their sixth CD, A River So Wide. This CD presents Tiller’s Folly at the top of their game musically and creatively. It features 10 incredible new tunes that will appeal to music lovers everywhere. A River So Wide also features illustrious guests, including Grammy award-winning keyboard player Larry Knechtel (Simon and Garfunkel, Elvis, Dixie Chicks), vocalist John Cowan (New Grass Revival, Doobie Brothers, John Cowan Band) and co-producer, mixing wizard Stephen Drake (The Odds, Tragically Hip, Nelly Furtado), joining the core band of Bruce Coughlan, Nolan Murray and Laurence Knight.

Based out of Greater Vancouver, Canada, Tiller’s Folly continues to shine a unique and poignant spotlight on their beautiful Pacific Northwest home.

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Nolan Murray
fiddle, mandolin, banjoy, guitar
Bruce Coughlan
vocals, guitar, whistles, banjo
Laurence Knight
bass, vocals

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