Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Pens Tribute To His Mentor Gregg Allman

first_img[photo by Sidney Smith] Brandon “Taz” Niederauer has been gaining the momentum he deserves since before even entering middle school. The guitar prodigy was initially recognized by the Internet for his Allman Brothers Band covers when he was only eight years old. When he was nine, he attended a music camp called Roots Rock Revival with founding member and drummer Butch Trucks and then-current bassist Oteil Burbridge. It was there that he impressed the right group of people with his performances of songs like “Stormy Monday” and “Southbound.” Just a few months later, he was invited to sit in with The Revivalists at the Brooklyn Bowl in New York City and wowed the audience with a blistering version of “Whipping Post.” In that same year, he performed for Ellen DeGeneres on The Ellen Show, playing a few popular snippets including the Allman Brothers Band’s “Jessica.”When founding member, lyricist, vocalist, and organist Gregg Allman caught site of these videos, he invited the ten-year-old to join him and his band in early 2014 at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach, Florida. The plans were initially for Brandon to sit in for “Hot Lanta,” but after a successful soundcheck, Gregg Allman invited Taz to return for a “Whipping Post” encore. See why in the video below:The day after this performance, Brandon Niederauer embarked on his first and only appearance to date on Jam Cruise to perform alongside a boat full of even more of his idols. It was on Jam Cruise that he met Col. Bruce Hampton, a friend and collaborator of the Allman Brothers Band since the very beginning, earning his guidance and mentorship. Niederauer’s success story ever since has been a direct result of these experiences.Stranger Than Fiction: The Cosmic Curtain Call Of Col. Bruce HamptonWhile performing a lead role as guitarist “Zack” in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock The Musical for the last two years, Brandon Niederauer’s name has circulated the jam scene for many more reasons than that. His fate became clear earlier this month when he performed the final solo of “Turn On Your Lovelight” at Hampton 70, while Bruce majestically laid beside him. In what was initially interpreted as a Zambi prank, time made it clear that the “Grandaddy of Jam” had passed the torch to Brandon on that very stage.Brandon’s relationship with the Allman Brothers Band goes far beyond their music. Now engrained as an official part of the band’s history, the fourteen-year-old is utilizing the last several years of mentorship to the best of his ability. See below for some of the posts he’s written since the passing of Gregg Allman, Col. Bruce Hampton, and Butch Trucks.last_img read more

Ursula Webster is LIME’s Wacky Wednesday winner

first_img 91 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews Ursula Webster is LIME’s Wacky Wednesday winner by: – July 14, 2011 Tweet In photo: Courts’ Letricia Cadette & LIME’s Hazel Bruno present prize to winner Every Wednesday is Wacky Wednesday at LIME where customers get the opportunity to take advantage of great deals from LIME including reduced prices on handsets, free installation and activation on services and opportunities to win wonderful prizes. Last week’s Wacky Wednesday got even wackier when customers who signed up for Postpaid or Broadband Internet service qualified for a chance to win a 19” flat screen television compliments Courts Dominica.The lucky winner emerged from the community of Bath Estate. Ursula Webster was one of the customers who took advantage of the FREE installation on fixed lines and FREE activation on Broadband Internet during last week’s Wackier Wacky Wednesday offer and is now the happy owner of the flat screen television valued at one thousand dollars ($1000.00) from Courts.Customers can look forward to more exciting and wackier Wacky Wednesday offers from LIME every Wednesday. Keep listening to your radio or checking your text messages for information on next week’s Wacky Wednesday!Press ReleaseLIME Dominicacenter_img Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Manchester United target Sancho says ‘happy’ at Dortmund

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace In-demand winger Jadon Sancho says he is happy at Borussia Dortmund and is enjoying helping some of the younger players develop at the Bundesliga club.Sancho has been linked with a move to a host of top clubs, including Manchester United, but Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc says the England international is going nowhere. The 20-year-old left with his team for a pre-season training camp in Switzerland this week and on Wednesday played the first 45 minutes of Dortmund’s 6-0 victory over Austrian side SCR Altach.“I love playing with this lot. It’s a special bunch. We’ve got some special young players coming up,” said Sancho, who scored 17 league goals and set up another 16 last season“I’m really happy to share the pitch with them and guide them.“I joined when I was 17, some of the lads are the same age. I’ve been there and done that. I can guide them in what’s good and what isn’t. I can hopefully motivate them as well.”Reuters/NAN. Tags: Borussia DortmundJadon SanchoManchester UnitedTransfer Targetlast_img read more

Van Gaal was an Anfield target

first_img The Dutchman was strongly linked with becoming director of football at Anfield in May 2012, before Brendan Rodgers was appointed as manager. Former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss Van Gaal was appointed United manager last summer, and on Sunday takes his current team to Liverpool for a crunch Premier League match in the context of the pursuit of Champions League football. Van Gaal, quoted by several national newspapers, said of the Anfield interest: “It was flattering, it is always pleasing to be contacted by a leading club, and Liverpool have a very good record in history. “But I am the coach of United now, I can only speak about Liverpool as an opponent. It is not so interesting any more, it is in the past. “It was the same with Tottenham last week. I have spoken to a lot of clubs but it is not good for Liverpool, Tottenham or for me to reopen things that are in the past.” Van Gaal, 63, said earlier this week that the United challenge would be his last as a manager. However that does not mean he is preparing to retire in the near future. The first 12 months of a three-year contract will soon be up, yet Van Gaal said: ” I can confirm this will be my last club but there could be five years to go yet.” Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has confirmed he once held talks about joining Liverpool.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

College Football Pick’em: Week of 10/5

first_imgSat04:30 PM Brigham Young East Carolina-16.5 DayTimeHome TeamAway TeamSpread Thu05:00 PM Houston Southern Methodist-20.5 Sat09:00 AM Mississippi New Mexico State-20 Sat01:00 PM Mississippi State Troy-15 Fri05:00 PM Virginia Tech North Carolina State-6.5 Sat04:30 PM Kansas State Texas Christian8.5 Sat01:00 PM Arizona Oregon State4.5 Sat12:00 PM Toledo Kent State-15.5 Sat11:00 AM Bowling Green State Massachusetts-20.5 Sat11:00 AM Ohio Miami (Ohio)-18 Sat04:00 PM Louisiana-Lafayette Texas State6.5 Sat09:00 AM Temple Tulane-9 Sat07:00 PM Arizona State Colorado-17 Sat04:00 PM Texas-San Antonio Louisiana Tech13 Sat12:30 PM Northern Illinois Ball State-2.5 Sat04:00 PM Nevada New Mexico-10 Sat03:00 PM Tulsa Louisiana-Monroe-16 Sat07:15 PM Air Force Wyoming-13.5 Sat03:00 PM Oregon Washington State-15.5 Sat12:30 PM Georgia State Appalachian State17.5 Sat9:00 PM Hawaii San Diego State15 Sat12:30 PM Nebraska Wisconsin1.5 Sat07:00 PM Utah California-2.5 Sat07:30 PM Fresno State Utah State14.5 Sat12:30 PM Clemson Georgia Tech-13.5 Sat12:00 PM Boston College Wake Forest-20.5 Fri04:00 PM Marshall Southern Mississippi11center_img Sat05:00 PM Florida State Miami (Florida)-7.5 Sat04:00 PM Colorado State Boise State18.5 Sat09:00 AM South Carolina Louisiana State15 Sat09:00 AM Florida International Texas-El Paso-8.5 Sat12:30 PM Texas Tech Iowa State-6.5 Sat06:00 PM Nevada-Las Vegas San Jose State-12 Sat09:00 AM Texas Oklahoma9.5 Sat12:45 PM Central Florida Connecticut5.5 Sat04:30 PM Missouri Florida1.5 Sat09:30 AM Pittsburgh Virginia-16 Sat09:00 AM Iowa Illinois-13.5 No. 23 California at No. 5 Utah (Spread: )One of the biggest questions going into this game is how Jared Goff will fare versus Utah’s front seven. Goff has thrown for 1630 yards and 15 touchdowns on the season, but hasn’t yet faced a defense of the same caliber as Utah. Cal’s undefeated record and Goff’s four interceptions on the season mask the fact that he has struggled making throws under pressure, so it’ll be interesting to see how he performs against Utah’s tough defensive line. In a rout of Oregon last weekend, running back Devontae Booker had a quiet night compared to past weeks. Expect things to be quite different as Booker and the rest of Utah’s offense go up against a Cal defense which gave up 44 points to Texas (the same Texas team that really struggles with all things special teams).Our model favors California in this matchup, but Cal is going to have to bring their A game in order to beat a tough Utah team.No. 19 Georgia at Tennessee (Spread: )While it always seems as if every college football coach is in the hot seat, Tennessee’s coach is truly in a must-win scenario to keep his job. Tennessee has lost three of its last four games and has blown a two-touchdown lead in each of those losses. The Vols have also allowed 172 rushing yards per game, so don’t expect them to stop Georgia’s running back, Nick Chubb, who has rushed for 745 yards on the season and racked up seven touchdowns or quarterback Greyson Lambert who’s also managed to throw for seven touchdowns. To stay in this one, Tennessee is going to need to keep up offensively, as their defense hasn’t been particularly strong and Georgia will be out for blood after their win-streak was snapped at home by Alabama.Tennessee is in for a tough matchup this week and our model has Georgia slightly favored, but this game could easily be a blowout.No. 13 Northwestern at No. 18 MichiganOh boy, a tale of two defenses. Both teams shut out their opponents last week. Funnily enough, one of the biggest obstacles in the way of Michigan and their continued shutout streak is their quarterback. Michigan’s quarterback, Jake Rudock has thrown more interceptions than touchdowns this season and he’ll need to make smart decisions this weekend because every offensive possession is going to count against Northwestern. Despite Michigan’s quarterback issues, Michigan does have its home field advantage going for it at “The Big House” this Saturday.Washington at No. 17 USCWell, hopefully the Trojans are well-rested after their bye week and ready to take on a familiar opponent here at home. With UCLA and Arizona both going through losses last week, our Trojans are still in the hunt for the Pac-12 South race and should be looking to use this game as another tuneup before our series of tough matchups to close out the season. The Huskies are also coming off a bye and their last game was a loss to Cal. Washington has a very young offense and true freshman quarterback Jake Browning hasn’t thrown a touchdown against a Power Five conference team. This young offense is going up against a USC secondary that’s only allowed three passing touchdowns all season. Despite their offensive struggles, Washington has lost by a less than a touchdown in both of its losses, despite being outgained offensively 818 yards to 438 yards. This shows that Washington’s defense should not be taken lightly. Furthermore running backs Myles Gaskin and Dwyane Washington lead the Huskies’ running attack with 347 yards and six touchdowns, combined. With Washington’s quarterback struggles, expect coach Chris Petersen to try to get their running game started early in the game.Questions raised about Justin Wilcox’s defense were quieted after the game against the Sun Devils where the Trojan defense came up with four key turnovers. Regardless, USC’s run defense will have to step up against the Huskies. Our rushing defense has allowed 164 yards per game and they’re going up against a team that’s going to be relying primarily on their rush offense for most, if not all of their offensive production. If the Trojans can limit the run and put pressure on Jake Browning, the Trojans should be in the clear.But USC’s defense isn’t the only group that needs to make some adjustments for this Thursday’s game. USC’s offensive tempo is significantly lower this year at 66 plays per game. Look for Sark to up the tempo and focus on improving third down conversions to keep our offense on the field for as long as possible.Our model has USC as the favorite for this game but when it comes to USC football the adage “one step (game) at a time” is key.Data provided by cfbstats.comTeam logos courtesy of sportslogos.netPatrick Vossler is a senior majoring in economics. His column, “College Football Pick’em,” runs every week. Sat05:00 PM Rutgers Michigan State19 Sat12:30 PM South Florida Syracuse8.5 Sat09:00 AM Penn State Indiana-5 Sat09:00 AM Western Michigan Central Michigan15 Almost halfway into the college football season, some things are starting to become quite clear — namely that every single team is vulnerable in some way, shape or form. Last weekend was a case study of this as previously unbeaten teams Ole Miss, Georgia, Notre Dame, and UCLA all lost.Cal is undefeated, Florida is on top in the SEC-East and Sark is a coach at USC. What year is it again —2003? With a show of hands, how many of you thought Cal and Utah would be playing in one of the top matchups of this weekend? Anyone besides the Cal fans? Yeah, that’s what we thought too. For those of us accustomed to the traditional power programs of college football leading the pack at this point in the season, fear not — this week’s unusual matchups are still likely to give us exciting, down-to-the-wire games. That’s certainly been the theme of this season thus far. And there will no doubt be even more upsets and craziness this weekend as every conference, save the Big Ten, looks up for grabs.You may be wondering — why I’m not talking about the results of the model last week? Well, in case you were too busy studying for midterms last weekend and didn’t watch any football, there were quite a few upsets and our model took quite a hit. Hearts were broken, tears were shed, but USC is off its bye week so we’ve still got something to cheer about. Alright, let’s get to the games! Sat09:00 AM Kansas Baylor17.5 Sat12:30 PM Tennessee Georgia2.5 Sat12:30 PM Michigan Northwestern-3.5 Sat09:00 AM Ohio State Maryland-20.5 Thu06:00 PM Southern California Washington-20.5 Sat04:00 PM Alabama Arkansas-18 Sat12:30 PM Purdue Minnesota4 Sat12:30 PM Notre Dame Navy-18 Sat12:00 PM Eastern Michigan Akron18.5last_img read more