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Park City native Cam Gallagher brings his band to Utah for a 10-day tour

PARK CITY, Utah — Cam Gallagher & The Tasty Soul will bring their own version of funk to the Park City Kimball Arts Festival as part of a 10-day tour of Utah. The band is based in Nashville. At their core they are a funk band with roots in Jazz, Rock and Soul in the vein of James Brown, Parliament, Sly and the Family Stone, Funkadelic, and more recently Lettuce and Snarky Puppy. While every member of their band has touring experience – their vocalist goes on tour every other month – this is the first time Cam Gallagher & The Tasty Soul are going on tour.

Hear them perform on the Main Stage at the PC Kimball Arts Festival

For their performance at the Park City Kimball Arts Festival the eight Nashville-based members will be joined by two special guests – Dante Rivera and saxophonist David Halliday. Gallagher says, “We like to cultivate an atmosphere of positivity and fun.” It’s a collaborative process with the crowd. In their live performances they enjoy playing one of their original songs called “Snicklefritz”, a lively, goofy, fun song.

Music as a lifestyle

“Music is everything for us. We are very fortunate. The common denominator amongst us all, is that we have a fantastic support system. We all grew up in areas that were very art centric. Obviously, in Park City and growing up in that school system was very pro-music.” In talking about Chris Taylor, the band director, Cam Gallagher said, “he is the reason I pursued music at the college level. I don’t think I would be where I am today without Mr. Taylor. He is amazing,” was Cam Gallagher’s answer.

Cam Gallagher’s advice for aspiring musicians is, “Follow every creative endeavor and do so fearlessly. Enjoy it. Go for it.”

Recordings are available

Cam Gallagher & The Tasty Soul just released a new EP with Grace Bowers. One of his favorite songs they recorded is their cover of ‘House of the Rising Sun’, for which Grace Bowers sings the vocals. He wanted to incorporate the sonic atmosphere of New Orleans in a song because a lot of funk music and American music derived in the Big Easy.  They expect to release their second album next year, with 30 songs to be released along the way.

The band has a packed schedule for their tour

You can see them at the following venues:

July 26   Lake Effect, Salt Lake City

July 27  The Edison House, Members only social club, Salt Lake City

July 28  Quarry Village, Park City

July 30 The Hog Wallow, Salt Lake City

July 31 Soundwell, Salt Lake City, where they will be playing all original music and have the blue grass band Theoretical Blonde opening for them

Aug. 2 Park City Kimball Arts Festival on the Main Stage followed by a performance at The Spur at 9 p.m.

Aug. 3 The Hog Wallow, Salt Lake City

Aug. 4 Hopkins Brewery, Salt Lake City

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