Richard Tillinghast was born a Louisiana cajun and raised a red-dirt, South Carolina poetry professor’s son. Moon shining, banjo picking, and James Dickey (author of Deliverance), were family friends. After college on a baseball scholarship, he took off for seven years of hitchhiking and motorcycling Europe, Africa, and the US. He recorded his first CD, “Men and Their Machines,” in 1996.
Southeastern music critic Dave Horner wrote, “He is a poet, he has traveled with his senses open and attuned and has distilled many thoughts, impressions, and feelings into a beautiful, restless volume of verse in song.”
“His music is a deep, healing well.” (Edge Magazine, SC)
“Bluesy acoustic slide guitar, mountain banjo, and ‘one-in-a-million voice’” (Creative Loafing, SC)