RAQ (rāk) is a psychedelic, progressive rock quartet from Burlington, VT. Formed in 2000 with original keyboard player Marc Scortino, Raq released their first studio effort "Shed Tech" a year later. In 2002 Scortino left the band and was replaced by Todd Stoops. Along with Chris Michetti (Guitar), Jay Burwick (Bass) and Greg Stukey (Drums) the band would released their sophomore album "Carbohydrates Are The Enemy" later in the year and embark on their first national tour. The quartet has played Tennessee's Bonnaroo Music Festival, California's High Sierra Music Festival, Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival, Florida's Langerado Music Festival, New York's moe.down, Massachusett's Berkshire Mountain Music Festival, and Massachusetts Garden of Eden Festival. In 2006 Harmonized Records signed RAQ and helped release their third studio album "Ton These".
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