• RELEASE DATE /2007
  • CATALOG /875531002010
  • LABEL /Raincoast Records
  • FORMAT /Digital / CD

Liner Notes

Bruce Coughlan acoustic guitar, lead vocals
Laurence Knightbass, vocals
Nolan Murrayfiddle, mandolin, 5-string banjo
Eric Reedelectric slide guitar, mandolin
John Cowanvocals
Steven Drakevocals
Larry KnechtelHammond organ, Wurlitzer piano
Gord Maxwellvocals
Chris Nordquist – drums

All songs composed by Bruce Coughlan (SOCAN) except; Chestnut Lane and Tranquillity – music by Nolan Murray (ASCAP), lyrics by Bruce Coughlan (SOCAN).

Produced by Steven Drake and Laurence Knight
Engineered and mixed by Steven Drake
Additional Engineering by Eric Reed
Recorded at Greenhouse Studios, Burnaby, BC
Tracked at NAL Studios, North Vancouver, BC
Mixed at Profile Studios, Vancouver, BC
Mastered by Yes, Master, Nashville, TN
Photography by Erik Prosser
Graphics by Bruce Coughlan

Special thanks to Tony Lynn of Solander Design, John Cowan for making the trip, Larry Knechtel for making the trip a trip, Chris and Gord for sharing, Ron Melnechenko for keeping our axes sharpened and Steven for never having a doubt.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada’s private radio broadcasters.

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In A River So Wide, Tiller’s Folly revisit early acoustic rock music influences. The listener will be reminded of the innovative work of 1970s rock visionaries like Rod Stewart, Van Morrison, John Fogerty, Blind Faith, Beatles, Eagles, etc.  Acoustic driven pop music with a nostalgic twist. The lyrics in A River So Wide are increasingly more introspective rather than biographical, lending a new dynamic to the Tiller’s Folly pallet.

Unlike previous recordings, A River So Wide was written and arranged on the road, and the songs have been tested in a variety of live performance situations. Arrangements have evolved through a process of trial, error, and repetition. A River So Wide will feature a five-piece Tiller’s lineup, which includes long-time friend and drummer, Chris Nordquist.

A River So Wide is co-produced between Tiller’s bassist Laurence Knight (who produced Tiller’s first four albums) and Steven Drake, (The Odds), a Juno Award winning producer renowned for his nostalgic (1960s – 70s) production sensibilities.