Today’s song is “Stepwise” by Tauk. This song is off their new EP Pull Factors. 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). 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 has culminated 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.
Tauk will be playing at this year’s Bonnaroo lineup.
Tauk Tour Dates
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
6/10 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