Muddy Roots News
  • 01.23.14

    Joseph Huber & The Tillers 7" On Muddy Roots Records!

    JOSEPH HUBER/THE TILLERS 7” RECORD AVAILABLE AT:
    BLACK VINYL SINGLE

    Order the limited mix color pressing as part of the vinyl club subscription with Wanda Jackson/Lemmy’s Head Cat and Exene Cervenka, Sean and Zander/Rachel Brooke 7” splits at:

    3 PACK VINYL CLUB

    Joseph HuberOLD MOUNTAIN TUNE” (.357) Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist Joseph Huber is a founding member of, and also had spent 6 years of playing banjo and heavy touring with the Milwaukee, WI based “streetgrass” group, the .357 String Band—a group that, despite it’s abrupt break-up, still continues to gain popularity, is known as one of the most influential groups in the recent insurgent underground country and bluegrass movements. Hard living put together with plenty of downtime has offered more than enough motivation and opportunity for his songwriting.

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    The TillersGEORGE STREET BEAT

    The songs they picked were mostly older than their grandparents. Some came from Woody Guthrie, some were southern blues laments, and many were anonymous relics of Appalachian woods, churches, riverboats, railroads, prairies, and coal mines.
    Their look didn’t fit the stereotype. They were clearly recovering punk rockers with roots in city’s west side punk rock and hardcore scene. The punk influence gave their sound a distinctive bite, setting them apart from most other folk acts- a hard-driving percussive strum and stomp that brought new pulse and vinegar to some very old songs. But their musical range soon proved itself as they floated from hard-tackle thumping to tender graceful melody, all the while topped by Oberst and Geil’s clear tenor harmonies.