We caught up with Alric “A.C” Carter (keybord/organ) of TAUK. Check out our interview below to see what he had to say about their current tour and how TAUK came to be.
**Also, catch them tonight at The Roux in Charlotte, NC!**
Read what he had to say below:
For anyone that has not listened to your band before, how would you describe your sound? What makes you different than all the rest?
This usually the hardest question to answer, because it’s hard to describe it accurately though genres. But if we must, its instrumental-rock fusion.
Where does the name “Tauk” come from?
The name TAUK comes from a town way out on the eastern end of Long Island called Montauk. Our bass player was wearing a “Montauk” t-shirt one day and with little divine inspiration, we became TAUK.
What made you choose to be an only instrumental band?
We’ve always been jamming together as an instrumental band for so long it felt natural and comfortable when our line up changed. It was something that felt good to us so we stuck with it.
Your new tour has just started, how has it been so far?
Its been fantastic! We started out in Portland, ME with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and continued with him for four more dates in the Northeast. Super Bowl Sunday we drove from Long Island all the way out Colorado for a five-day run where we played with the Revivalists and Funky Meters and got to experience the great music lovers in Colorado. We’re currently in the Southeast making our way back north and sharing the bill with Lettuce, The Mantras, and more. This tour has been really eye opening for us.
When fans come out to your show, what can they expect?
Every show is different. We embrace change and taking risk with our material. You can expect a high energy performance and a funky good time.
Can fans expect new music from TAUK this year?
Absolutely! We’re always working on new ideas.
What are your plans for after this tour?
Immediately after this tour we’re heading to Los Angeles to start recording our second full length album. We’ve been writing and road testing all this new material and we’re pumped to share and get it out so people can hear.
Would you like to say anything else?
Thanks for the support and keep and eye out for our new album! Also, make sure to check our websites and socials for information about our future tours.