Info about Sean Geil from The Tillers
Sean Geil is a founding member of Cincinnati's The Tillers, and has spent the last eleven years traveling the country writing songs and performing everywhere from living rooms to major music festivals. Sharing stages with legends like Doc Watson, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Guy Clark and Del McCoury . Along the way, he's recorded six albums with the band, toured every region of the U.S., and played in the U.K. and Canada.
But Geil is more than just a part of a whole, with a rare talent for storytelling that demonstrates a keen intellect, sensitive perspective, and altruistic instinct uncommon in today's musical landscape. His songs eek out a place of their own, uniquely poised on the contrasting verge of frustration and sorrow, wistful memory and gritty fight song. It's evident on records, but especially in-person, the living, breathing soul of his work, delivered as a conversation with his audience, a plea to his country, and a thank you to his friends and family. To any fan of folk and old-time, it's immediately apparent that Geil has done his homework: he delivers with casual virtuosity reminiscent of the greats of his genre.
When not with The Tillers, he performs solo, playing traditional folk songs on banjo and guitar, versions of his band's work, and originals from his fifteen years of writing and performing. His newest solo album is set to release in early 2019.