As of Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Richard Tillinghast announces the release of his fifth CD, “The Door Is Open.” A special show is at the Hood River County Library on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m.
This is his second album with the band OneHum, which consists of Tillinghast on guitar, banjo, and vocals, Jason Russ on percussion, and Tova Tillinghast on cello and vocals. The CD has 14 original tracks, with themes ranging from giving thanks to the mothers of this world, rejuvenation, and rebirth, to getting lost on purpose under the northwestern moon.
Tillinghast’s songs center around his love of rural life in the Pacific Northwest. “The Door Is Open” refers to the cosmic or spiritual door, and our individual choice to walk through that door or not. The album was recorded in Bingen, Washington by Rick Hulett at Bigfoot’s Cave Studio.
From his first gig in London at age 19, Tillinghast has played hundreds of shows nationwide. Recordings include “Blue Tattoo,” (1995), “Men and Their Machines,” (1996), “Onehum,” (2005 with Jason Russ), "Sweet By and By (2009), and now "The Door Is Open” (2014). He has 10. Circles In the Sky performed up and down the Columbia River Gorge and been invited to festivals from Arkansas to North Carolina (Black Mountain Music), to Colorado (Telluride Mountain Film). Through the years, he has quietly built a reputation for warm, welcoming shows. His eclectic, heartfelt songs are often offset by hilarious comedic banter with the audience.