Voodoo Child

When Tallan “T-Man” Latz was 5, he saw Joe Satriani playing guitar on TV. “I turned around to my dad and said, ‘That’s exactly what I want to do.'” Three years and countless hours of practicing later, 8-year-old Tallan is a blues guitar prodigy. He’s played in bars and clubs, including the House of Blues in Chicago, and even jammed with Les Paul and Jackson Browne. He has a summer of festivals scheduled and has drawn interest from venues worldwide.

The kid’s a genius. Awesome.

(Hat tip: SOFA!)

4 Responses to “Voodoo Child”

  1. bertanya says:

    …..or how about in the style of eddie van halen, though this guys an old timer at 13.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/sussex/7531528.stm

  2. urbangraffito says:

    This kid is really going to be amazing when he grows up and discovers the true meaning of the blues.

  3. jeroen says:

    I remember an interview with Michael Schenker where he said: “It isn’t hard to play Jimi Hendrix, it’s hard to BE Jimi Hendrix”.

    Let’s wait till he grows up IF there’s something interesting there. Right now he just sounds to me like a kid who studied really hard. I applaud his determination, but not yet his talent.

  4. mike says:

    Obviously has studied the masters, and has talent. I sensed a certain hollowness to his playing that I would attribute to his lack of experience in life.

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