TAUK Returns Home to Play The Great South Bay Music Festival

Article Contributed by Big Picture Media | Published on Tuesday, June 12, 2012

After playing at Bonnaroo, Hangout Music Festival, Summer Camp Music Festival and plenty of dates in between, Tauk, is heading home to Long Island for two major summer shows. The fusion-rock quartet will play The Great South Bay Music Festival on Saturday, July 14th (headliners moe. & Tea Leaf Green) and Jones Beach Bandshell on Friday, August 3rd in support of Reckoning, The Grateful Dead Tribute Band, as they celebrate Jerry Garcia's Birthday hosted by WBAB Radio. Since their formation 10 years ago in middle school, Tauk has scored opening gigs for O.A.R., moe.Robert Randolph & the Family Band311Tea Leaf GreenToubab Krewe, and has been featured on Fuse TV, Relix, Bands The Jam and more.

Tauk is breaking into the national music scene with the release of their new EP, "Pull Factors." The band'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. 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 or stream Tauk's new EP, "Pull Factors" for free, here.

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.

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.

Please head to www.taukband.com for more updates.

Tour Dates:

7/14     Great South Bay Music Festival            Patchogue, NY  
8/3       Jones Beach Bandshell                           Wantagh, NY
8/11     Peach Festival (w/ Allman Bros.)             Scranton, PA
10/11   Harvest String Festival                              Ozark, AR
WHERE: Shorefront Park | Rider Ave & Smith St.| Patchogue, NY 11772
WHEN: Sat. July 14 | Show Time TBA | $35 1 day/ $75 weekend pass
WHAT: Celebrate Jerry Garcia's Birthday hosted by WBAB Radio Station
WHERE: Jones Beach Boardwalk Bandshell | on Jones Beach Boardwalk near Center Mall | Wantagh, NY 11793
WHEN: Friday, Aug 3rd | Show Time TBA | FREE