TAUK Announces Bonnaroo Performance with Bassist Charlie Dolan… The New York based rock fusion group known as Tauk, announced today they will perform at this year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 7-10th in Manchester, TN. Tauk is breaking into the national music scene with the release of their new EP, “Pull Factors.” Tauk’s sound is a unique blend of funk, jazz, pop, and rock with a fresh, experimental spirit that has already attracted an early DIY buzz. The band has scored opening gigs for O.A.R, MOE., Robert Randolph & the Family Band, 311, Tea Leaf Green, been featured on Fuse TV, and earned slots at top festivals like Gathering of the Vibes (alongside Buddy Guy and Bob Weir & RatDog) and upcoming gigs at the Hangout Music Fest, Summer Camp Music Fest, Great South Bay Music Fest and Peach Festival with The Allman Brothers.
Legendary sound engineer, Dave Natale (Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac), invited Tauk into his studio in late 2011 to record “Pull Factors.” The band then teamed up with Grammy-winning producer Robert Carranza (Jack Johnson, Mars Volta) to harness the band’s eclectic vision creating entirely instrumental new tracks. Download Tauk’s new EP, “Pull Factors” for free, here: www.taukband.com.
Since forming earlier this decade, Tauk is Charlie Dolan (Bass), Alric “A.C.” Carter (Keyboard-Organ), Matt Jalbert (Guitar), and newest addition Isaac Teel joining in early 2012 (Drums). While their tunes are adventurous in scope, the band’s origins are humble. Dolan, Carter, and Jalbert met as teenagers in middle school and instantly connected over a shared passion for music. They continued to write songs and remained close friends while attending different colleges all over the country. Armed with degrees from some of the top music universities and conservatories in the nation, the band hit the road in the Fall of 2010, playing nearly 40 shows on a national tour with Robert Randolph and The Family Band, MOE., and other legendary acts.
The band set out to record their new EP in 2011, and the combined mentorship of Robert Carranza and Dave Natale enabled the band to expand their musical boundaries. “Working with Dave Natale at his studio was great because he was willing to put in the extra time to allow us to try out new sounds and work parts out in different ways to see what worked best” says Jalbert. He went on to explain how Robert Carranza “took the rough mixes and breathed new life into them. Being able to work with someone who understands our music and knows how to give it what it needs as much as Robert does is truly a blessing.”
Tauk puts equal energy into their live shows as they do their recordings. The unique chemistry and relaxed-focus of Tauk’s performance is undeniable, but their ability to create immensely melodic and emotional music without a vocal lead is what is sure to captivate the ears of music lovers from across all genres. The future is certainly looking bright for this talented and ambitious quartet.
5/5 Brooklyn Bowl w/ Toubab Krewe – Brooklyn, NY
5/17 Hangout Music Fest – Gulf Shores, AL
5/25 Summer Camp Music Festival – Chillicothe, IL
7/10 Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN
7/14 Great South Bay Music Festival – Shorefront Park, Patchogue, NY
8/11 Peach Festival (w/ Allman Bros.) – Scranton, PA
10/11 Harvest String Festival (w/ Yonder Mtn. String Band) – Ozark, AR
Please head to www.taukband.com for more updates.
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