Brandon “Taz”Niederauer is a sixteen-year-old guitarist known for his ferocious playing. He is living proof that dreams really do come true. I can’t speak for everyone, but in my opinion, this young man is literally living a guitarist’s wildest fantasy. First, he has performed in some of the most legendary venues across the country. Next, he has played with a number of the most prominent musicians of our time. Which again is an amazing accomplishment. This young guitarist, singer, and songwriter has already earned himself quite the reputation in many circles. So how did it all start for Taz?
School of Rock
It all started at the ripe age of eight when Taz first saw the movie School of Rock. Already inspired by his father’s record collection, he knew instantly that he was destined to play guitar. From that moment on, he and his guitar were inseparable. Fast forward just four years, he was cast in the role of guitarist “Zack Mooneyham” in the Andrew Lloyd Webber Broadway production, School of Rock the Musical.
Based in New York City, Brandon has had the opportunity to play with many of his musical idols. In recent years, Taz has shared the stage with multiple members of the Allman Brothers Band, including the late Gregg Allman, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Butch Trucks, and Oteil Burbridge. As if playing guitar with the Allman Brothers wasn’t cool enough, Taz has also performed with a variety of other legendary musicians. Artists including Buddy Guy, Stevie Nicks, Lady Gaga, Slash, Dweezil Zappa, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Dr. John, Gary Clark Jr., the late Col. Bruce Hampton, Eric Krasno, George Porter Jr., Robert Randolph, Karl Denson, Doug Wimbish, and John Popper. And lastly, for all you jam band fans, he has performed with Tedeschi Trucks Band, The String Cheese Incident, Umphrey’s McGee, The Revivalists, Dumpstaphunk, Blackberry Smoke, and galactic. That last bit sounds like one hell of a music festival lineup.
Perhaps one of the coolest things about Taz besides his skill level at such a young age or his playing with so many great artists is his signature guitar. He hand selected everything on this beauty, from the tonewood to the neck shape, the color, and the pickups.
With a sound as large as its namesake, D’Angelico presents a custom take on an emerging favorite, the Premier Brandon ‘Taz‘ Niederauer Atlantic signature model. This beautiful guitar boasts high output in both sound and aesthetic. This guitar permeates the energy of one of music’s most electrifying young players. The Niederauer Atlantic features double Duncan Designed humbuckers for searing vintage tone while prioritizing comfort with a slim neck shape and deep cutaway. A sonic blue finish, tortoise f-hole pickguard, and satin chrome hardware come together to create an irresistible aesthetic.
In closing, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer is quite literally living the dream of many guitarists, both young and old. He has played in several legendary venues around the country. Shared the stage with a number of his musical heroes, and has his own signature guitar from D’Angelico. If you have not heard Brandon’s music do yourself a favor and check it out because he really is something special.
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