Singer-songwriter on Blue Rose Records.
Learned a lot about songwriting & live performance in Austin, TX. Learned a lot about making records in Nashville, TN.
I tour all over - solo shows or with Markus Rill & The Troublemakers.
Have won a few songwriting awards.
Opened for Townes once.
"If you like boys bands you'll hate @markusrill but if you got a few scars & some wild blood in your veins ... you'll most likely dig him." - Ray Wylie Hubbard
"Songs shimmering with beautiful ambiguity ... brilliant lyrics" - Rolling Stone
"Rill shows great depth as a songwriter, bandleader and producer" - No Depression/USA
"If voices were highways, Markus Rill's would be gravel ... like Steve Earle, Tom Waits and Lucinda Williams, Rill excels at songwriting" - PureMusic/USA
"Germany's, indeed all of Europe's, most prominent Americana artist. A remarkable songwriter ... most striking ballads ... surprising insight" - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
"Song-writing at its very best. Rill has the knack of inhabiting all of the characters in his narratives, making the listener ‘believe’ in the stories. Fabulous tunes and a voice that sounds like it comes from the Americana heartlands." - Maverick magazine/UK