Brandon “Taz” Niederauer is certainly one of the busier kids on the block. Today, he stopped by the Paste Studio in New York City to perform a handful of songs with his band, the Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Band. Pulling originals out of his own pocket, the fifteen-year-old prodigy showed off his guitar skills and vocal maturity in this teaser video. After charging through three self-written tunes, titled “My Revival”, “Find A Way”, and “Let Your Soul Be Free”, Taz took the opportunity to give thanks to one of his greatest influences with a segue into Jimi Hendrix‘s “Fire”. Watch the performance below:
Next week, Taz will spend three nights at The Iridium in New York City from July 17th through 19th. On Tuesday, July 17th, Taz will play a full set of Jimi Hendrix that will feature special guest sit-ins from guitarist Sasha Brown (original member of Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds) and keyboardist Peter Levin (Gregg Allman Band). Then, on Wednesday, July 18th, Taz will serve as special guest for a headlining set from the legendary Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band (Allman Brothers Band). To conclude the run, the Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Band will showcase brand new original music with Peter Levin and bassist Charlie Wooton as guests. Get your tickets for all three shows here, and for more on upcoming Taz gigs, head to his website.
If you’re in New York City on September 29th, be sure to catch Taz at Brooklyn Comes Alive. The young guitarist will be joined by iconic bassist George Porter Jr. (The Meters), guitarist Adam Smirnoff (Lettuce), Jeff Sipe, the founding drummer in Aquarium Rescue Unit with Col. Bruce Hampton, keys/organ player Peter Levin (Gregg Allman Band), and vocalist Elise Testone (American Idol, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Band) for a one-off tribute to Taz’s three mentors, Col. Bruce Hampton, Butch Trucks, and Gregg Allman–all of whom passed away last year. For more information, head to the event website.