TAUK to open 3 shows for Robert Randolph and The Family Band


Submitted by -Big Picture Media Thu, 05/16/2013 - 7:52 am

The rock/fusion quartet TAUK announces they will return to the stage with the legendary group, Robert Randolph & The Family Band for three select dates this summer. The shows are set for Aug. 2 at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., Aug. 9 at The Wilbur Theatre in Boston, and Aug 10 at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. Along with these dates, TAUK will also hit the music festival circuit this summer playing Summer Camp, Floyd Fest, Destination Moon Fest, MazFest, and more! For tickets and more information, visit: www.taukband.com.

These tour announcements come following the release of TAUK's new LP, Homunculus, released on April 30. The band teamed up with GuitarWorld (http://bit.ly/GWtauk) the exclusively stream the entire album. The NYC group worked with Grammy-Winning Producer Robert Carranza (Mars Volta, Jack Johnson) to craft their first entirely instrumental full-length album. Purchase "Homunculus" on iTunes Today.

TAUK's unique experimental blend of instrumental funk, jazz, pop, and rock landed the band spots on last summer's biggest festivals such as Bonnaroo, The Hangout Music Festival, Summer Camp Music Festival and The Allman Brother's Peach Fest.and opening gigs for moe., Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Perpetual Groove, O.A.R., 311, Tea Leaf Green and Toubab Krewe. Check out TAUK performing their unique rendition of The Beatles classic "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" for Indaba Music: http://bit.ly/TAUKindab

TAUK is Matt Jalbert (Guitar), Charlie Dolan (Bass), Alric "A.C." Carter (Keyboard-Organ), and Isaac Teel (Drums). Forming in middle school, a majority of TAUK's members have been playing together for over a decade. The group experimented with their sound throughout the years both individually while studying at top music universities and conservatories, and together as a band - always working to find their ideal sound. It wasn't until 2012 with the addition of drummer, Isaac Teel, and the realization the band could build a fan base around a completely instrumental act, that the pieces fell into place for Homunculus. Jalbert explains, "This band has been through a lot, but we hit a point last year where it just felt like things were coming together the way they were supposed to. We really wanted this new album to be a statement as to what TAUK is all about."

TAUK manages to create a live show experience to match their masterfully produced 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 continues to captivate and impress music lovers across all genres. The future is continuing to look bright for this talented and ambitious quartet.

Upcoming Shows:

May 17

Brooklyn, NY

Spike Hill

May 18

West Chester, PA

The Social Lounge w/ Steppin' Razor

May 26

Chillicothe, IL

Summer Camp Music Festival

May 28

St. Louis, MO

Gramophone Live

May 30

Columbia, MO

The Bridge

May 31

Chicago, IL

Tonic Room

Jun 22

New York, NY

Rockwood Music Hall

Jun 28

Frederick, MD

Cafe 611 w/ Ultraviolet Hippopotamus

Jul 19-20

Chatham, NY

Destination Moon Festival w/ Marco Benevento

Jul 25

Floyd, VA

Floyd Fest

Jul 27

Richmond, VA

The Camel w/ The Shack Band

Aug 2

Washington, D.C. 

9:30 Club w/ Robert Randolph & The Family Band

Aug 3

Roscoe, NY

MazFest Music Festival

Aug 9

Boston, MA

The Wilbur Theatre w/ Robert Randolph & The Family Band

Aug 10

Port Chester, NY

Capitol Theatre w/ Robert Randolph & The Family Band