Tank and the Bangas rolls into Skidmore, November 10th
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Straight from New Orleans, two-time Grammy nominee Tank and the Bangas are set to take the stage at the Arthur Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College. The four-piece band has a unique talent for blending soul, hip-hop, R&B, and jazz, and being able to successfully unify these sounds under one.
Band leader Tarriona “Tank” Ball describes their music as something that can’t be easily categorized. “It’s music that can’t really be put in a box,” she states, proudly. In 2017, the band’s diverse sound gained a much larger following after they won NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest, beating out over 6,000 competitors.
Ball started her creative journey as an active member in her local slam poetry scene, and later connected with her bandmates, Joshua Johnson (on drums) and Norman Spence (on bass), at an open mic night in New Orleans in 2011. They were later joined by Albert Allenback (on sax and flute), and the quartet was fully-formed, not including a rotating cast of touring members. On stage, the musicians’ strong connection with both each other and their audience is unmatched.
In addition to the performance on the 10th, the band is inviting fans to join them at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum on Thursday, November 9th, for a reading by Ball from her poetry book, Vulnerable AF. This event is free and open to the public, and will certainly be a powerful event for all who attend.
Tickets are on sale now, starting at $15. This event will be held at the Arthur Zankel Music Center at
Skidmore College (815 North Broadway Saratoga Springs, New York 121866). For more information, please visit https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/zankel/7074/event/1335365