September’s Sunday Sounds on the Patio: Folksy Fall Tunes with Ellamy Tiller

ellamy_tiller.jpgEllamy Tiller. Via Kodiak Baptist Mission

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Every month, the Kodiak Public Library hosts a musician in its Sunday Sounds on the Patio series, and the program is starting up again for the fall season.


You may know this month’s artist from around town. Her name is Ellamy Tiller and she sings and plays guitar with the Twang, a bluegrass band that plays in many local festivals and events.

She says she first went to see the Twang perform at the Rendezvous a year and half ago. Their lead singer for the night had covered a handful of songs and then unexpectedly left the band to play the rest of the gig.

“And everybody that I knew in the place that night was like, oh, I’ve been thinking for years you should play with these guys.’ I had never heard of them, I had never seen them. Somehow we had totally missed each other. I went up to talk them during one of their breaks just to say hey, thanks so much, this is really great. And by the end of our conversation, Jim was like, well do you want to come up and sing with us right now? And I was like yes, yes I do. And so I jumped up on stage and we had our first gig that night.”

Tiller says when she’s playing solo, she likes folksy tunes. To hear a selection of those songs, drop by the Kodiak Public Library Sunday at 2 p.m.

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