Hi y’all! For those following us on Facebook you may be more up to date with us as of late. After a great summer of festivals and travel we came home in early September to rest, practice and write. On the evening of September 11th after 4 long days of Colorado rain I was told of a flood warning for Boulder County via a text from a friend. I had a hard time taking it very seriously but around 11:30pm I went out my studio back door to take a look at the river behind our house and noticed it was nearly full from all the rain. I still had doubts it would flood and reach our house. I went back inside and came back out a half hour later to find waters rushing in our back door. I immediately woke up Enion, our son Aesop and our dog Tabla, got them into our van and grabbed as many musical instruments and recording gear as i could. Within 20 minutes the waters were getting to high to keep opening doors to get in and out with stuff without it being very hard to close the doors again. When we pulled away from our home at 12:30am the waters were up to my knees and well above the bottom of our Sprinter van. We got out but over the course of the next 4 days the waters went up to nearly 7 feet high in our house and studio and left between 3 to 4 feet of mud throughout our entire house and studio. The river blew through entire walls and fairly well destroyed our house and recording studio. 2 levies had broken up river to exacerbate the issue. We had a wonderful tour booked for just a week later in the state of Chihuahua Mexico. This was a great experience that we’d do again in a heart beat. The audiences were wonderful and receptive and much of Mexico had just been hit by floods too so there was camaraderie for us on our losses also. It was hard to be in Mexico so far from our recently lost home and we had to spend most moments we had with wifi to be communicating over the matter though the trip was also a welcome attempted distraction for us. It was a lot of fun. Immediately after returning from Mexico we flew to Virginia to play Watermelon Park Festival which is one of my favorites, where we had Sam Grisman join us on bass and of course Ross Martin holding the guitar chair. The folks that run Watermelon Park Festival are wonderful folks and some of my best childhood friends. They are also GREAT musicians. You can hear them with their band Furnace Mountain Band. We also just had a performance with Elephant Revival to a sold out house at the Boulder Theater. The performance felt powerful and full of emotion and zeal from the band and the audience. This show was a very uplifting experience for us! We’ve been staying with friends here in Lyons, Colorado and getting ready to record a new CD. We have lots of new material for it and are anxious to record the music. We have lots of fresh material to write about too. We plan on recording this winter and will be touring as much as possible this spring and summer and the following fall. This will be our own FLOOD RELIEF TOUR. If you’d like to help us in our recovery from having lost our home, studio and much of our possessions you can come to our shows this spring, buy our CD’s from our website or donate money to a donation page Anne Tiller (my sister) set up which is http://www.gofundme.com/4ckk64 You can also send donations directly via PayPal to us. Our PayPal address is email@example.com It’s the same as our business email address. We are so thankful to all of our great friends that have already helped in one way or another be it donations or helping to dig out some of our possessions from our house. We can’t thank you enough! We’ve been very moved, though we have a very long way to go still. We will likely have to build an entirely new house and we’re still not sure if we can even legally build on the land we own now because it’s in the “flood way” versus the flood plain. So, we will see you out on the musical highway! Thank you all and much love! – David Tiller
We’re headed west again for our official CD release tour for Adventures In Vagabondia.
Please check our concerts page. We’ll be in California, Oregon and Washington on this round. We’re excited to be playing with great guitarist Greg Ruby (from Pearl Django and Hot Club Sandwich) for the first half the tour and then Ross Martin (From Matt Flinner Trio) for the second half the tour.
Yes, it is. We had a terrific time on the east coast with our roving band – David, Enion, Troy, little Aesop, faithful professional ball dog Tabla, and our trusty brigade of guitarists – Ross (Martin), Grant (Gordy), and Jefferson (Hamer). Particular highlights were both shows in Brooklyn, our visit to Wrentham, Mass to play at Proctor Mansion Inn, the wonderous “Barns Of Rosehill” to a sold out house in North Virginia and the house concert we played in Charlottesville. We returned home to Colorado, where spring is already champing at the bit, and headed for the snowy mountains to play a bluegrass festival in Keystone. We played a Boulder CD Release show, which was so much fun!
This month we are gearing up for more Colorado shows. David and Enion will be performing as a duo up in Gold Hill, and in Berthoud, and then the whole band will reconvene for a trip to our favorite stomping grounds – Northern California, Oregon and Washington. Check our schedule for details. Of course, all of these shows are CD Release parties, so we will have our new album in hand. Please note that some of the shows include a CD with price of admission – pretty cool, eh?
So, as always, the best way to get our music in your home is to come to a show, but if you just can’t wait, here is what to do:
Click on the Merchandise link at the top of this page and you can buy a physical copy of our new album, which we will mail to you post haste. You can also download an MP3 album. If MP3′s aren’t your speed, visit Taarka’s Bandcamp page for higher quality downloads. You can also find them on Itunes by searching for “Adventures in Vagabondia.” The MP3 album is also available on CDBaby and Amazon.
We are proud and excited to release our new album, “Adventures in Vagabondia!” We are celebrating the release with a tour of the east coast, to be followed by CD release shows in Colorado in February and in the northwest in March and April. You can purchase the cd digitally from our store, or from Itunes, Amazon.com, CDBaby,Bandcamp.
The physical cd is available at our shows and from our store.
We’re embarking on our East Coast CD Release tour today, starting with a show at the wonderful Club Passim in Boston. The show will be broadcast live on concert window – you can buy tickets for just $5 if you can’t come to the show.
We can’t wait to see you and share this great new record with you!
Hi folks, we’re really looking forward to getting back to the east coast in January! Check our calendar out for shows and times. And for those who’ll be at the APAP conference in NYC, we have a showcase at the Hilton in January on Sunday the 13th at 10:20pm in the Regency Ballroom, and our exhibit booth number is #832.
And it has been grand! It has been a long time since David and I have gotten to tour as a duo, and we have really gotten into the groove over the past week. A definite highlight was our stop in Seattle at Empty Sea Studios, when we played to a completely full house of very sweet wonderful folks, and a (presumably) enthusiastic web audience as well. The web-cast was a new experience – and a lot of fun; quite a different way to think about a show – and we hope to repeat that experience. If you’d like to repeat the webcast experience, by the way, the show will be archived at www.youtube.com/emptyseatelevision for your viewing and reviewing pleasure.
We are headed to Idaho Falls today for a show at a great little venue called Vino Rosso. Join us there Friday 10/19 at 9 pm. We are also headed to lovely Cedar City, UT, to play a really terrific concert series called the Artiste Sanctuary, which takes place at St Jude’s Episcopal Church and is put on by the folks who run Groovefest. You can check out their Facebook page and get ticket info here.
In other news, we are hard at work nailing down shows for our big Winter/Spring 2013 tours in support of the release of our new CD! The album is called Adventures in Vagabondia, and it officially releases nationally and internationally, thanks to the gooodle internet, in January 2013. Official release date will be published soon. Visit our “shows” page to see these dates magicalily appear as we confirm them.
We’re excited to perform a NW duo tour this coming week!! Starting Oct. 10th in Portland, OR. We’ll be playing Port Townsend, WA, Seattle, WA, Cascadia Raindance Festival at Hornings Hideout, OR , and in Bend, OR.!!
We’ll be playing in Taos and Santa Fe Sept. 21st and 22nd!! We LOVE New Mexico!!!
We ecstatic to be a part of the Sisters Folk Festival this coming weekend folks. We’ve been hoping to play it for some time. We’ll be playing Friday night, Saturday day time and evening and Sunday afternoon. David’s old buddy James Mcmurtry will be performing there too!
We’re excited to see all our ol’ friends out in California and Oregon over the next couple weeks. If you show up at a show you may be able to walk away with a pre release of our new CD “Adventure’s in Vagabondia”