Biography – Short Form

TILLERY is a collaborative project created by Rebecca Martin, Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens.

Individually, Rebecca Martin, Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens are three of New York’s most acclaimed and respected vocalist/songwriters.  Together, as Tillery, they’re a potent collective force that’s more than the sum of its already formidable parts.

The threesome’s seamless creative chemistry and organic personal rapport makes for a powerful collaboration that’s been wowing live audiences since the trio first joined forces in 2010.  United equally by an abiding friendship and a mutual admiration for one another’s talents, Tillery finds these three unmistakable individuals converging into a distinctive and deeply compelling whole.

At an all-girl getaway weekend at Martin’s house in upstate Kingston, NY in late 2010, it seemed inevitable that they would end up making music together.  “At some point, I picked up my guitar and said ‘Let’s sing something,’ and that was it,” Martin recalls.  “There wasn’t any thought put into it.  It simply happened, and it just made sense.”

Their work together emphasizes the wide common ground, both musical and personal, that Martin, Parlato and Stevens share.  That collective spirit is strong in Tillery’s live shows, which combine songs written specifically for the group, material drawn from the members’ individual repertoires and a surprise-filled assortment of cover tunes.