Saturday at Fountain Square is the perfect way to end your 4th of July weekend. The Tillers, Joseph Huber, and Truckstop Waterfall will be playing for your dancing delight. It’s free!
The Tillers are Cincinnati Legends. They got their start in 2007 and have been a crowd favorite since then. Their relentless gigging has taken them throughout the east coast, the Midwest, and the Appalachian south. In the summer of 2009, veteran NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw featured the Tillers on a documentary about US Route 50. Brokaw showcased the group’s song “There is Road (Route 50)” as a testimony to the highway’s role as a connective tissue of the nation. Musically, the band wears many hats. Their sound has proven to be an appropriate fit with a wide range of musical styles- traditional folk, bluegrass, jazz, punk rock and anything else they might run into.
Joseph Huber hails from the state of Wisconsin, but plays in Cincinnati/NKY often. It has been said, "You don’t just like Joseph Huber’s music. You feel it’s something that the rest of the world needs to hear, and how criminal it is that it isn’t spreading far and wide." That sentiment could be related to the fact that the voices which Huber unearths are subtle and take more than a hurried listen to truly absorb. A person who appears reserved and matter-of-fact in everyday speech brings forth songs that are anything but that.
Truckstop Waterfall is the acoustic duo of Joe Macheret and Scott Risner. You already know these fellas. Joe is also in The Tillers, as well as Joe’s Truck Stop – he also lends his talents to many local bands around town. Scott is the G.O.A.T. of bluegrass in these parts. You have seen him play with Comet Bluegrass All-Stars, Lazy Boyz, Tupelo Honey, Northern KY Bluegrass Band, Kentucky Timbre, Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle – among others!
Make plans to head to Fountain Square on Saturday. Bring the kids – let them dance the night away along with a few hundred of your closest friends by the end of the evening.