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If there has ever been a time where we’ve been subject to the madness of rapidly changing random events, it’s right now. No one has seemed to carve out the right course of action, but that’s about to change. NYC-based instrumental powerhouse TAUK, still fresh off of their latest album Chaos Companion, is stepping up to the plate to provide answers to all your questions the only way we know how – an epic game of “TAUK, Paper, Scissors!”

This set will be a jam-packed, crowd-participating, can’t-miss affair with an all-star cast of great musicians who will help us determine our future. “TAUK, Paper, Scissors!” shoot!

We are in for something truly special with TAUK PAPER SCISSORS! This super group features special guests Antwaun Stanley, Clyde Lawrence, James Casey, Jason Hann, Jennifer Hartswick, Jordan Cohen & Kanika Moore. This powerhouse group of musicians are ready to wow the Mountain Music Festival crowd with an epic game of TAUK PAPER SCISSORS!

All-Star Lineup

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Antwaun Stanley

Antwaun Stanley is a singer/songwriter with a soaring and richly emotive voice that blends elements from gospel, pop, soul and R&B. It’s tough to distinguish his sound as one genre in particular. Rather, his style is an amalgamation of his many influences. And his vocal stylings have shined as a collaborator with a number of artists throughout his career.  Antwaun’s college years brought him to the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor to further develop and hone his craft, while networking and building long-lasting relationships. In addition to his release of a billboard-charting gospel album, he would also create waves around town with a 10-piece college funk band.  This connection would eventually lay the foundation for his partnership with Vulfpeck.  Since featuring on the band’s first vocal track, “Wait for the Moment,” he has witnessed and enjoyed the group’s meteoric rise in popularity as both a live-touring partner and frequent collaborator. In 2021, Antwaun released a joint EP called Ascension with producer Tyler Duncan. In February of this year, Antwaun wrapped up an extensive and successful US tour with guitarist Cory Wong. And he is currently working on a full-length album that will explore even more of his dynamic range. From The Blind Pig to Madison Square Garden, no matter how big or small the venue, Antwaun’s animated and electrifying voice always brings the stage alive.

Find Out More Here – https://www.facebook.com/antwaunstanleymusic

Clyde Lawrence

Clyde Lawrence is the co-bandleader of Lawrence, an 8-piece soul-pop band from New York City. The band has toured extensively for years, selling out countless venues across the country and appearing at most major music festivals including Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Firefly, Hangout, and their upcoming debut Coachella appearance in 2022. They are currently on a North American headline tour supporting their latest album “Hotel TV.” Their most recent single “Don’t Lose Sight” was recently featured in an international Microsoft commercial and has begun to receive regular airplay on Top 40 radio. Outside the band, Clyde has composed songs and score for a variety of films and television shows.

Find Out More Here – https://lawrencetheband.com/

James Casey

James Casey is an NY/LA-based multi-instrumentalist, singer, producer and composer.
Born in Washington, DC to a musical family, and raised in Phoenix, AZ, he pursued a Music Business degree at Berklee College of Music. After leaving Boston, James moved to New York to continue to develop his passion for making music. Over the years, James has become one of the most in-demand Saxophonists in New York and Los Angeles and has toured the world many times with many different artists. When not on the road, James has found a niche in the studio, producing and performing for many different acts, including his own: Animus Rexx.
A current member of Trey Anastasio Band, James has had the opportunity to perform, record, produce and write with many of the world’s leading and most influential artists. Credits include: The Roots, Phish, Meghan Trainor, Anderson .Paak, The Jonas Brothers, Maceo Parker, Carly Rae Jepsen, J.Cole, Leslie Odom Jr., Dave Matthews Band, Sabrina Claudio, Chaka Khan, Wu-Tang, John Legend, Roy Hargrove, Soulive, Lettuce, Shawn Mendes, 5th Harmony, and many more.

Find Out More Here – https://www.jamescaseysax.com/

Jason Hann

Jason Hann is the percussionist and electronic producer for the multi flavored band, The String Cheese Incident since 2004. His versatility in so many different styles of music allows for his percussion textures and ryhthms to flow with SCI’s eclectic approach to their musical journey

From 2006-2021 Jason was half of the electronic improvised duo, EOTO. For 15 years, and over 1,000 shows, they took live and improvised Bass Music and EDM to the next level, headlining venues such as Red Rocks.

Performing professionally since the age of 12, he has toured and recorded internationally with the likes of Isaac Hayes, Loreena McKinnett, Dr Dre, Rickie Lee Jones, Brothers Johnson, Vinx, and Mickey Hart. His Colombian heritage, along with his depth and knowledge of percussion, has taken him around the world to study and perform in countries as far as Mali, Ghana, Haiti, and Korea allowing him a rare deftness to switch seamlessly through a variety of genres of music, whether it’s Rock, R&B, Pop, Jazz, Latin, Latin-Jazz, Flamenco, African, Persian, Electronica, Techno and World music.

Find Out More Here – https://www.instagram.com/jason_hann_drums_and_perc/

Jennifer Hartswick

Trumpeter and vocalist, Jennifer Hartswick is one of the most exciting performers in music today. She exudes confidence and joy and brings her own refreshing spirit to the stage every time she performs. Jennifer’s music is honest, soulful and comes with a maturity far beyond her years.
Hartswick is an original member of the Trey Anastasio Band and has recorded/shared the stage with Herbie Hancock, Phish, Christian McBride, Tom Petty, Aaron Neville, Carlos Santana, The Rolling Stones, Big Gigantic, Dave Matthews, Meghan Trainor and countless others.
Jennifer’s live performances are renowned as spontaneous, joyful and contagious. Her natural charisma and sincerity shines through, and each performance is a celebration of musical collaboration. And whether she is wailing on the trumpet or singing an intimate vocal solo, her performance is all part of a single seamless instrument, one that is played not only with astounding technical proficiency, but also with sensitivity, conviction and heart.

Find Out More Here – www.jenhartswick.com

Jordan Cohen

Jordan is known most notably for his work as producer, and Tenor Saxophonist for the 8 piece soul pop band Lawrence (@Lawrencetheband)
In addition to his extensive touring with Lawrence, he can be found writing music for film and TV, producing music for others, and running his live music logistics software company, Backline.me.

Find Out More Here – https://www.instagram.com/saxmachine819

kanika moore

Kanika Moore

Kanika Moore is an undeniable force! With all of the different genres and influences that have shaped Moore, there has always been one thing about music that has stood out to her the most. “Most of all, I love the different ways music makes me feel,” says Moore. Not only does Moore enjoy the way music makes her feel, but she wants the crowd to be moved as well. As the frontwoman for electro-pop powerhouse, Doom Flamingo, she has captured the moving rhythms of music and intertwined them with her own unique voice. Her original tone and seamless effort is impossible to ignore. Kanika Moore is the type of entertainer that walks onto a stage with an abundance of talent, glowing front and center, and her path to the spotlight has been honest and well-deserved.

Find Out More Here – https://www.instagram.com/kanikakaykaymoore

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