Friends - C.K. and The Rising Tide
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C.K. & The Rising Tide

Driven by his fresh fusion of alt-country, indie rock and Americana, Hudson Valley, NY singer-songwriter C.K. Flach’s insightful and provocative solo debut album ‘Empty Mansions’ earned significant accolades. Off the album, his single "Boxcar Dreaming" achieved heavy radio which led to a coveted performance at the 2017 Move Music Festival, one of New York’s premiere showcases for regional indie artists. The Huffington Post states, “Flach’s songs and his voice are mesmerizing. You have to listen.”

At the Move Music Festival, C.K. met two extraordinary musicians: Chris Brant (bass) and Danny Boudreau (violins/keyboards). They joined  forces under the band moniker C.K. & The Rising Tide – an ode to their location along the Hudson River.  The trio, working with Wayne Flach, Jr. (C.K's brother who is a guitarist), made their recording debut with “Friends,” the raucously infectious lead single from their upcoming album American Romance. A powerful showcase for the emerging band’s chemistry, the song continues C.K.’s tradition of powerful narrative themes with addicting progressions, led by naturally deep soulful vocals, an alt-pop undertone and an overall pop-folk anthem aesthetic.  In addition to laying down rhythm guitar and drums, “Friends” gives C.K. an opportunity to share his dynamic harmonica skills. Since releasing the single “Friends” , C.K. & The Rising Tide have received outstanding reviews.

“American Romance is all about my pursuit of and obsession with art,” C.K. says. “It’s about the simple things, love and loss, a hard day’s work kind of thing…very rural American concepts that I put my spin on to make it more abstract yet not too far removed from people’s concrete life experiences. At the end of the day, we have what we have and we have to find satisfaction in everything we possibly can.”