The JamBase Podcast Episode 12: Members Of TAUK & George Porter Jr.
The 12th installment of The JamBase Podcast is ready for your enjoyment. Head to the bottom of the post to stream the episode using the embedded player or take a listen via the podcast service of your choice. Today’s episode features “The Rundown,” Matt Jalbert and Charlie Dolan of TAUK kicking off “Our First Show” and “Reelin’ In The Years” with legendary bassist George Porter Jr.
Hosts Scott Bernstein and Andy Kahn discuss recent news stories during “The Rundown.” Scotty and AK start by chatting about Phish’s announcement of this year’s fall tour. The pair then talk about a surprisingly candid interview with Dave Matthews that was published earlier this week. Finally, “The Rundown” concludes with a summary of tour announcements from the past two weeks including confirmation of a batch of multi-night stands from Widespread Panic.
Episode 12 continues with the debut installment of “Our First Show,” a new segment in which musicians tell us their origin stories. Guitarist Matt Jalbert and bassist Charlie Dolan of TAUK start in the present chatting with Andy about working with longtime producer/mixer/engineer Robert Carranza on their new EP Shapeshifter I: Construct and a forthcoming full-length album. Matt and Charlie then talk about getting their start performing together in grade school with keyboardist Alric “A.C.” Carter and their first gig as TAUK. Jalbert and Dolan take us through the formation of the current lineup with the addition of drummer Isaac Teel. The pair reminisces about the band’s evolution, performing with Teel for the first time and what they’ve learned over the past several years touring around the country.
This installment of The JamBase Podcast is sponsored by Leftover Salmon and the band’s latest release, Something Higher. Each member of Leftover Salmon contributed material to the LP. “Foreign Fields” is drummer Alwyn Robinson’s first contribution to one of the group’s albums and can be heard in today’s episode.
Finally, Episode 12 ends with bassist George Porter Jr. discussing the various methods of touring he used throughout his illustrious career. George starts with talk of The Meters and how the quartet traveled and takes us through his days touring with David Byrne and Mickey Hart through his current ventures with Runnin’ Pardners and the George Porter Jr. Trio.