Charleston based Rock-Roots band The Tarlatans will be celebrating the release of their highly anticipated EP “Good Luck” at The Charleston Music Hall with a show including Charleston favorite Steven Fiore and Volcanoes in The Kitchen on Saturday August 16th at 8 PM.
Beginning in February 2014, The Tarlatans recorded with acclaimed musician, composer, producer, Jay Clifford (Jump, Little Children) for a six-song EP. The recording features four new songs as well as updated versions of older songs including the regional radio hit, “Been Dreaming.” Clifford’s influence on The Tarlatans is similar to how most musicians feel about him, as they cite him and Jump Little Children as major influences. Says drummer Blake Shorter, ‘”Now that the process of recording the EP is over and we can actually sit back and listen to the final results, we’re so thrilled that we were able to have Jay Clifford as our producer. After working with Jay I think we all agree that the man is a musical genius, and some of the things musically that he guided us and inspired us to do worked out really well.” Lead guitar player and songwriter Ryan Williams continues, “We had a blast making the EP, working with Jay, and recording at Hello Telescope and Charleston Sound. This record is quite a step up from our self-made album a while back. We couldn’t be more proud of the EP or more excited to have a great sounding product.” In turn, Clifford was excited to be working with the band: “The Tarlatans have a sincerity in their songwriting that puts them in the same class as The Avett Brothers and The Lumineers.”
Along with G. Love, the record has been blessed by the likes of Josh Kaler (Slow Runner / Butch Walker), and string work from local heavyweights, Micah Gangwer, Peter Kiral, and Norbert Lewandowski.
Over the past two years The Tarlatans have played every type of venue, bar, and club in the Southeast and always look forward to being in their adopted hometown of Charleston for shows. Playing The Charleston Pour House with The Wild Feather, The Music Farm with Jars of Clay, and headlining The Windjammer have all been bucket list items for the band, and they are crossing another item off the list by performing their new tunes at The Charleston Music Hall.
Tickets for The Tarlatans EP Release show are available online at charlestonmusichall.com, at the Charleston Music Hall Box office, 37 John Street (Tues. – Fri. 10am – 6pm, 843-853-2252), at Monster Music and Movies or Cats Music or at the Etix Hotline: 1-800-514-3849. Tickets at the door Day Of Show will be $13.50.