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J. Tillman

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After dropping out of college in New York, Josh Tillman (b. 1981) moved to Seattle and spent a year paying rent by freelance writing and donating plasma. Befriending Eric Fisher (Damien Jurado, Rosie Thomas) while on tour in the fall on 2004, Tillman coerced him into recording what would become ” I Will Return,” a full-length reminiscent of the southern-gothic writings of Flannery O’Conner and the music of Nick Drake and Pete Seeger. The CD-R would be distributed and promoted word-of-mouth in paper sleeves while on the road (with acts such as Damien Jurado, Dolorean and Saxon Shore) for over a year until spring 2005 when KEEP Recordings offered to release a limited, special edition run of the record. Tillman continues to record constantly, finshing a full-length with Fisher entitled ” Long May You Run, J. Tillman.”

Artist is also tagged by download services as J Tillman, and aside from his role as a prolific singer-songwriter, also plays drums for Seattle WA based band Fleet Foxes. Tilman’s fifth solo album Vacilando Territory Blues featuring his mournful vocals, backed by sparse and doleful acoustic guitar with occasi... (+) expand
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riverblue (level 9) wrote:
great show at lee's palace mate....

howling light is a real gem. you should post it!
6 years ago
silverminstrel (level 5) wrote:
Got it. My Proud Mountains is a Townes song and it will be released Oct. 26 on a Townes tribute compilation album. An incredible cover, Josh. Just amazing. So inspiring. I will be buying this track as soon as it's available.
7 years ago
silverminstrel (level 5) wrote:
I'm listening to My Proud Mountains on your MySpace page. This is so beautiful. Just amazing. I would love to have it available here too. I will be buying the album it's on when I discover which it is. Thank you for your wonderful music.
7 years ago
BBram (level 24) wrote:
if you will ever post new songs, you might want to consider adding 'folk'to your genres. Might not be entirely true, but it will probably generate a lot more hearts.
great song!
7 years ago
nicofnot (level 28) wrote:
yes, I agree with DZ ... i would really love to hear the rest of this song!

7 years ago
DZ (level 46) wrote:
With Wolves just cuts off after 30 seconds, please re-upload.
7 years ago