Guitarist Brandon “Taz” Niederauer has moved beyond being known for how talented he is at his age to just being among the scene’s standout guitarists. Niederauer talks about his career with hosts Rob Turner and Seth Weiner in the latest episode of Inside Out W/ Turner & Seth, a member of the Osiris podcast network.
The conversation took place at Terminal West in Atlanta before the guitarist’s concert at the venue on April 24. Niederauer debates basketball with Turner to start before he discusses his current band. Taz notes some of the lessons that his parents taught him early on such as staying away from drugs and alcohol and explains there are some facets of his life he wants to keep private.
Brandon recalls how he learned guitar and points out some of his mentors. He made specific mention of Butch Trucks and Gregg Allman as two musicians that lent him a helping hand early on. Taz also chats about a gig at Citi Field in New York City that played a crucial role in his development. The conversation then turns to the guitarist’s first trip on Jam Cruise and meeting Col. Bruce Hampton. Niederauer shares thoughts on his experience at the Hampton 70 concert in which Hampton passed away while Taz was soloing. Other topics hit upon are Brandon’s songwriting, his love of Phish, his evolution as a guitarist and his time on Broadway starring in School Of Rock.
Listen to Taz’s appearance on Inside Out W/ Turner & Seth below: