Richard Tillinghast

Richard Tillinghast


Richard Tillinghast is a singer/songwriter who blends the sounds of roots Americana with a contemporary message of social responsibility and hope.


Richard's music reflects his Appalachian roots together with the experiences of seven years of traveling around the globe. While the music has a sound of old-time music of the Carolinas, Richard is a modern storyteller addressing the pressing issues of our times. He sings from the soul with a warm voice and interchanges instruments from his unique 1924 Gibson tenor banjo to slide on his 1969 Silvertine to twelve string guitar and finger picking on his beautiful Taylor 510.


"Men and Their Machines"-1997
"Onehum"- 2004 with Jason Russ

Set List

A typical set would include songs from the "Onehum" CD, recent compositions and some traditional songs like a beautiful and soulful rendition of "Amazing Grace". Richard will vary his set to meet the needs of the venue and audience.