Review on 'Go The Road' from NPR's Tom May


For more than a decade, Canada's "Tiller's Folly" has made some of the most listenable, intelligentcountry/ folk/ americana  music to be heard; always with a splash of humor and unusually polishedinstrumental prowess to accent Bruce Coughlin's prolific songwriting.


Their new album  "Go the Road", takes this already high standard to new heights.   Produced and recorded in Victoria,  the essential  trio of Bruce Coughlin, Laurence Knight, and Nolan Murray are augmented in Nashville, Edinborough and Los Angeles by A-list studio players John Cowan (the Doobie Brothers) Sam Bush , Phil Cunningham and other luminaries.


The result are arrangements where the strings fairly sparkle;   the energy of the project drives from the dynamic title track though to the memorable closing song, always uplifting the songs  while highlighting the crystalline clear vocals.  There is no filler on this album; every song stands on its own.   Varied tempos and instrumental colors keep the listener engaged with the alternatively thoughtful, loving and playful lyrics.

 Of particular note is "As I Walk Down This Road", an anthem to a life as a musician, or any occupation that fully engages one's heart and soul.   The aforementioned title track   "Go the Road kicks  off the album with bluegrass intensity reminiscent of the finest of Nickel Creek or Ricky Skaggs.   The closer piece "If I Pass This Way Again", as well as the eminently singable "Forever on my Mind, are songs I expect many country/bluegrass groups to eventually cover and record.

 The Tillers Folly band continues to tour the U.S., Canada, and overseas, working hard and always striving for the next level.  "Go the Road" is the testament to that dedication, determined focus on the integrity of the song, and respect and appreciation of their audiences.   This album is a landmark achievement for them, and an extravagant gift to the folks that love their music.  I predict it will also reach many thankful listeners who have not yet had the opportunity to hear them. 


Tom May

producer, "River City Folk"

nationally syndicated on public radio and Sirius/XM;   27 years of "Music that Makes a Difference"

Go The Road is now available for purchase

We have hard copy of 'Go The Road' and it is available either at CDbaby or from us here is the link


We are so happy with it!  Looking forward to hearing your reviews

Go The Road Is finished The CD will be available in March

TILLER’S FOLLY is scheduled to release their highly anticipated upcoming, self-produced new album, “Go The Road” in March and will offer a sneak preview of the release with a very special repeat appearance on Music City Roots in Nashville, TN on Wednesday evening, February 22nd as well as their official showcase appearance as part of the 2012 Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis, TN on Friday, February 24th at 8:15 pm CST in the Natchez Suite. They are also scheduling selected “Album Release” party/performance dates TBA soon in the Pacific Northwest and Canada.


 The final list of confirmed guest artists reads like a who's who of acoustic music and includes:

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), legendary 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).


Go The Road”, an all-acoustic album, continues the bands musical move in a refreshing new direction and promises to introduce them to new audiences in the bluegrass, folk and Americana markets. The first single, “Death and Taxes” features John Cowan and Josh Shilling along with Tiller’s Bruce Coughlan sharing lead singer roles.

Best of the Season to All

Best wishes for a happy holiday from all of us at Tiller's Folly.  Here is a link to a free download of our version of 'Auld Lang Syne' from 'The Ghosts of the Mighty Fraser".  Many people think this is one of the very best versions.  Please enjoy and stay tuned for new news in 2012.  We'll have a solid release date for 'Go The Road' early in the new year.  Thank you for your continued support

Nolan Bruce and Laurence Tiller's Folly

Early Xmas present for Tiller`s Folly

We would like to announce that `Go The Road` (#8) has just been approved for funding by FACTOR (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Record).  This is an early Xmas present for us and exciting news for Tiller`s Folly and our wonderful supporters!!.  

We will have a hard release date for this CD to announce very soon.

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