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Tauk performs free show for WVIA’s Homegrown Music series

Tauk performs free show for WVIA’s Homegrown Music series
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From a press release:

The public is invited to attend the next live broadcast of WVIA’s Homegrown Music concert series, which will feature four-piece funk band Tauk. Seats are free.

Performing on Monday, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. at the WVIA Public Media Studios (100 WVIA Way, Pittston), Tauk is a heavy rock fusion band from Oyster Bay, New York. The transcendent instrumental act seamlessly brings together genres as diverse as melodic rock, fusion, gritty funk, progressive rock, ambient, classic rock, hip-hop, and jazz. Local music fans may remember their performances in 2012 and 2013 at the annual Allman Brothers’ Peach Music Festival in Scranton.

The band’s latest album, “Collisions,” is a breakthrough in that it captures the essence of Tauk’s entrancing live shows. The 10-song record spans delicate ethereal textures, highly imaginatively funky drumming, labyrinthine arrangements, and fiery solos – often in the same song. Listen to the album below:

On “Collisions,” the band worked with longtime collaborator and Grammy-winning producer Robert Carranza (Mars Volta, Jack Johnson). Carranza helped them find the optimum mix of song structure, breathing jam sections, and warm and clear fidelity.

“We called it ‘Collisions’ because it calls to mind how, when things come together, it is often explosive and leads to something completely different,” bassist Charlie Dolan explained.

“It also evokes how we are very different as people, but within the band, we find a way to work together and complement each other’s musical ideas as an egoless unit,” keyboardist/organist Alric “A.C.” Carter added.

Tauk has built a dedicated and loyal fanbase through tireless touring. Festival highlights include Bonnaroo, The Hangout Music Festival, Summer Camp, LOCKN’, Hudson Project, FloydFest, Bear Creek, and Art Outside. Tauk’s broadly appealing musicality has allowed the band to be direct support to such diverse artists as The Funky Meters, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Papadosio, Lettuce, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, moe., Dopapod, Tim Reynolds & TR3, Toubab Krewe, The Revivalists, and many more.

Reserve free seats for the live concert-broadcast in the Sordoni High-Definition Theater at the WVIA Studios by calling 570-655-2808 or by visiting WVIA’s website.

The Homegrown Music concert series is produced and hosted by WVIA-FM’s George Graham and presents a wide-ranging array of artists in unique monthly two-hour radio concerts which are broadcast live before a studio audience on WVIA-FM in real time. This concert will also be taped for broadcast on WVIA-TV.

WVIA-FM can be found at 89.9 FM in Northeastern Pennsylvania, 99.3 FM in Allentown, 105.7 FM in Bethlehem, 90.3 FM in Clarks Summit, 100.1 FM in Lewisburg, 89.7 FM (WVYA) in Williamsport, 89.3 FM in South Central Pennsylvania, 88.3 FM in Mainesburg, 91.5 FM (WPAU) in the Pocono Mountains Lake region, 94.9 FM in Pottsville, 94.3 FM in Stroudsburg/East Stroudsburg, 105.7 FM in Sunbury, and 103.5 FM in Wellsboro. WVIA-FM can also be heard streaming online.