The Tillers are Mike Oberst, Sean Geil, Aaron Geil & Joe Macheret.
With roots embedded in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, and a sound unhinged in the capital of Texas, Shovelin Stone is a music almost as unique as the friendship it stems from. A shared passion for old-timey bluegrass is what brought Makenzie and Zak together, but it’s the unknowing joy for the moment and the obsession with the complications that life brings that continues to push the duo forward. Within heartfelt lyrics and a unique musical composition the indie folk sound that projects from these two is not only going to get the audience thinking buton their feet.
With the addition of multi-talented bassist, cellist and mandolin player Russick Smith, and rock drummer Brett Throgmorton, Shovelin Stone is gearing up to release their sophomore album recorded deep in the Appalachian Mountains with Grammy winning producer Chance McCoy of the Old Crow Medicine Show. With songs about longing, love, and the hunger to be heard in this big world, it is hard not to relate to these four on their quest for success. The road is winding but one thing is for sure that with Shovelin Stone at the wheel it’s going to be a wild ride.
THE RIVER TRAMPS CREATE EVOCATIVE MELODIES THAT MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE YOU NEED A COLD DRINK, ‘SPECIALLY A SWEATING BEER IN THE HEAT OF SUMMERTIME. THAT FIRST REFRESHING SIP COMES IN THE FORM OF ADAM AND RIO'S EARTHY, AND DEEPLY PASSIONATE VOCAL QUALITY. THEY SPIN LYRICS AND MELODIES THAT CUT LIKE A CHISEL TO THE WOOD ON A LATHE.
WITH A SOUND THAT HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS SOMEWHERE BETWEEN FOLK, BEACH GOTH, AND DESERT ROCK THE DUO HAS IMPLEMENTED THE BEST OF THEIR FAMILIAL ROOTED AREAS OF INFLUENCE; RIO, IMMERSED IN TRADITIONAL CLASSIC MEXICAN STYLE FOLK, AND ADAM, A CLASSIC ROCK JUNKIE WITH A COMBINED LOVE FOR 90’S COUNTRY, THE TWO SHARE A BIG LOVE FOR MOUNTAIN MUSIC WHICH HAS BEEN KEY TO KEEPING THEIR MUSICAL NARRATIVE ON TRACK.
HAVING PERFORMED WITH THE LIKES OF FELLOW TEXAN AND GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING, RADNEY FOSTER, GRAMMY-NOMINATED FEMALE SUPERGROUP THE KRICKETS, AND ALONGSIDE JOHN PAUL WHITE FROM THE FORMER DUO, THE CIVIL WARS RIVER TRAMPS CONTINUE TO FINE-TUNE AND EXPERIMENT WITH THE CHALLENGES OF PERFORMING AS A TWO-SOME.
FOLLOWING THEIR LATEST RELEASE, STAIRWELL, RIVER TRAMPS ARE BACK IN THE SADDLE IN THE SPRING INTO SUMMER OF 2022.
"Originally from Boyd County, KY, Chaney has since relocated to Lexington and is sure to be the next big thing coming out of Kentucky. At only 21 years old, Chaney’s catalog may be small, but he already boasts an absolute masterpiece of an album in which he proves wise beyond his years.
Mercy, his debut album released in 2021, is a 12-song showcase of Eastern Kentucky, blue collar anthems highlighted by Chaney’s deft lyricism and storytelling. An unknown musician prior to the album’s release, Chaney has since experienced a meteoric rise in popularity and has quickly amassed a growing and dedicated fan base, already thirsty for new music."