Meet Tauk, a band that delivers a unique blend of funk, jazz, pop and rock with a fresh, experimental spirit. Since forming earlier this decade, the Long Island-based trio have built an impressive DIY buzz, scoring opening gigs for O.A.R, MOE, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, 311, Tea Leaf Green, as well as earning slots at top festivals like Gathering of the Vibes (alongside Buddy Guy and Bob Weir and Ratdog) and being featured on Fuse TV.
Grammy-winning producer Robert Carranza [Jack Johnson, Mars Volta] helped Tauk harness their eclectic vision, collaborating with the band to produce and mix their upcoming album. “What’s compelling is the raw power of the band, from their light moments to full-out jamming. Music is a language that some feel and others speak – and Tauk do both very well" adds Carranza.
Tauk’s tunes are adventurous in scope, but the band’s origins are humble. Bassist Charlie Dolan, keyboardist-organist Alric “A.C.” Carter and guitarist Matt Jalbert met as teenagers in middle school and instantly connected over a shared passion for music.
While most high-school bands break up when they head off to college, Tauk’s musical bond survived over long distances. The three members majored in music in college, and Tauk regularly performed over school breaks. After graduating, they hit the road in the fall/winter of 2010 to play nearly 40 shows in a national tour playing in almost all of the major and small markets across the country. During this time they had the opportunity to open for largely established acts like Robert Randolph, MOE, 311, and Tea Leaf Green.
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