Original Americana Rock

Albany, New York


Hi-Fives & Hand Grenades
by C.K. & The Rising Tide

by C.K. & The Rising Tide

by C.K. & The Rising Tide


Live – Full Band

Live – Acoustic

Official Music Video

Official Lyric Video

Management / Booking

Ambassador Music Group

Andrew Gabriel



C.K. & The Rising Tide’s brand of Americana features poetic, nostalgic lyrics supported by music that is rockin’ and emotionally evocative. Curtis K. Flach (“C.K.”) appreciates how a film’s soundtrack enhances and cements the emotions portrayed on-screen. C.K. has a similar agenda for his tunes: “I write music as a soundtrack to daily life – a way to express things you might not be able to say otherwise…or may not want to say.”

C.K. is joined by bassist Chris Brant, violin and keys player Danny Boudreau, drummer Robert Piccola, and lead guitarist John Lenio. After releasing their debut album, “American Romance” to positive reviews, the group is back in the studio recording their sophomore offering due to release late summer 2019.

Like a powerful dream that remains with you long into the day, C.K. & The Rising Tide’s imagery defends against the day’s distractions while warm emotions linger. With catchy hooks, impactful music, and rich layers of lyrical texture, C.K. & The Rising Tide is a driving force that everybody can get behind and everybody can get something out of.

I truly believe that C.K. & The Rising Tide sing and play from the heart, weaving stories and the art of storytelling into a new and more modern approach to making statements and singing to the raw emotion that makes country a loved and enduring music medium.

Joseph Timmons – IndiePulse Magazine (Full Article)



  • Sat, 05/16
    Branch & Blade Brewing Co Keene, NH
    Evening with CKRT
  • Sat, 05/02
    Molly O'Bryans Albany, NY
    Evening with CKRT
  • Sat, 03/28
    Bacchus New Paltz, NY
    CKRT w/ Emily Beck Band
  • Fri, 03/13
    Dinosaur BBQ Troy, NY
    Evening with CKRT
  • Sat, 02/22
    The Beverly Lounge Kingston, NY
    CKRT w.s.g Allison Olender & William Lawrence
  • Sun, 02/09
    Woods Valley Ski Lodge Westernville, NY
    An Afternoon With CKRT
  • Tue, 02/04
    Savoy Taproom Albany, NY
    CKRT w/ Kai Orion and L Ferrara & The ED
  • Thu, 01/23
    Dinosaur BBQ Syracuse, NY
    Evening with CKRT
  • Fri, 01/17
    The Avalon Lounge Catskill, NY
    CKRT w/ The Black Jolt Illusion
  • Sun, 12/15
    Boulder Cafe Rochester, NY
    An Afternoon With CKRT
  • Sat, 12/14
    Woods Valley Ski Lodge Westernville, NY
    An Afternoon With CKRT
  • Sat, 12/07
    Parish Public House Albany, NY
    Opening for GRAMMY Nominated: Yarn
  • Sat, 11/02
    7509 N Broadway Red Hook, NY
    Red Hook & The Chocolate Festival
  • Sun, 10/13
    Saratoga County Airport Ballston Spa, NY
    PEAK Fest 2019
  • Sat, 10/05
    Colonie Park Albany, NY
    AMG Rocktoberfest 2019
  • Tue, 09/17
    Eastern States Exposition Springfield, MA
    The Big E
  • Sat, 09/14
    Tenney Farm Antrim, NH
    Antrim Harvest Festival
  • Fri, 09/06
    Irwin Farm Salem, NY
    Eastbound Throwdown Festival
  • Thu, 08/29
    NY State Fairgrounds Syracuse, NY
    New York State Fair
  • Fri, 08/23
    Savoy Taproom Albany, NY
    Summer Tour
  • Sat, 08/17
    Lost & Found Bar & Kitchen Albany, NY
    Perfect Stranger album release
  • Sat, 07/13
    Troy Riverfront Park Troy, NY
    Troy Pig Out BBQ Fair
  • Wed, 07/03
    Dinosaur BBQ Troy, NY
    Rockin' on the River After-Party
  • Tue, 07/02
    Sinclair Saratoga Saratoga Springs, NY
    CKRT, Hasty Page, & Nicholas Kopp
  • Sat, 06/29
    Breakabeen Ballfield Breakabeen, NY
    Center Field Jam
  • Sat, 05/25
    Bolton Landing Brewing Co Bolton Landing, NY
    An Evening With CKRT
  • Fri, 05/24
    The Low Beat Albany, NY
    Villaineers, Sam Reed, & CKRT
  • Fri, 05/17
    Hide-A-Way Tavern Rutland, VT
  • Sun, 05/12
    Washington Park Albany, NY
    The 71st Albany Tulip Festival
  • Thu, 04/04
    RadioRadioX Watervliet, NY
    Xperience LIVE with CKRT
  • Fri, 03/08
    HiLo Catskill Catskill, NY
    An Evening With CKRT
  • Wed, 11/21
    Madison Pour House Albany, NY
    Thanksgiving Eve w/ CKRT
  • Sat, 10/20
    Voorheesville Rod & Gun Club Voorheesville, NY
    AMG Rocktoberfest 2018
  • Thu, 07/26
    Jupiter Hall Albany, NY
    EQX Battle of the Bands
  • Sat, 06/30
    Savoy Taproom Albany, NY
    American Romance album release
  • Sat, 04/28
    Albany, NY
    Move Music Festival
  • Sat, 04/14
    The Hangar On The Hudson Troy, NY
    Funeral for "The X"