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

Mystery over Gina Rinehart’s prized Brisbane waterfront home

first_imgGina Rinehart has one of the most prized riverfront properties in Brisbane. Picture: NIGEL HALLETTTHE property world was aflutter over the weekend after a mysterious property update showed Australia’s richest woman Gina Rinehart was relisting her prized Brisbane estate.It seemed for all intents and purposes that the mining magnate had changed her mind about her stunning Hawthorne riverfront estate, with a listing notice linked to a Brisbane real estate agent showing the home had been on the market for five days.The riverside estate bought by Gina Rinehart’s Wingfield Avenue firm in August 2014.Whincup home doubles in priceCricket legend sells Brisbane homeFashion blogger sells beach houseBut 24 hours later, The Courier-Mail can clarify that Ms Rinehart has no intention of flicking the sprawling riverfront home.The agent linked to the update confirmed the property was not relisted “in any way shape or form” and that the entry “must be a mistake”.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoThe stunning home needed a custodian willing to put in the funds required to maintain the heritage property.Ms Rinehart bought the estate in a multi-sale for $14m off former Mountain Designs chairman Greg Nunn and his wife Alwyne, and followed that deal with a further $4m purchase of a neighbouring block.The titles to the riverfront site were all transferred to Ms Rinehart this year from her Wingfield Avenue firm.Wingfield snapped up the neighbouring block as well (marked in yellow).Wingfield Avenue also holds three other residential titles in Brisbane — a stunning $3.175m home in Chelmer, a $4.95m waterfront property in East Brisbane that was listed for rent two weeks ago, and a vacant block beside it. It also owns three prestige properties in Western Australia.Ms Rinehart was last year renamed as Australia’s richest person by Forbes.FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:35Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:35 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenGina Rinehart’s property portfolio00:35last_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: Cheer Clinic to be held Monday-Tuesday, March 9-10; tryouts are on March 13

first_img*Students who are planning to perform in the talent show need to see Mrs. Defore today – if she doesn’t see you, you may be unable to perform. *Crusaders of the Stage present the Grounds Table Coffee Shop open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:15-7:45 in the commons. All proceeds go to the Crusaders of the Stage trip to Nationals. Come early and get your coffee! Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, March 3, 2015:WednesdayNo events planned.Thursday• Sub-State Boys Basketball 6 p.m. at Winfield vs. Mulvane.Friday• Sub-State Girls Basketball 6 p.m. at Winfield vs. Mulvane.Saturday• Sub-State Basketball TBDTuesday: Ham and Cheese sandwich, potato wedges, fresh broccoli, grape bunches, #chocolate chip cookie.Wednesday: Italian Pasta Bake, green pepper strips, steamed carrots ,applesauce, brown, #hot roll/jelly.Today’s news:*SENIOR GIRLS: Remember to turn in your completed Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship on or before March 12 to Mrs. Yates. *Madrigal try outs will be held this week. These auditions will be held before and after school. See Ms. Coldwell if you are interested in auditioning.Follow us on Twitter. * There has been a change to Cheer Try-outs: The Cheer Clinic will be now be held on Monday, March 9 and Tuesday March 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Main Gym and Tryouts will be on Friday, March 13 at 10 a.m. You will need to pick up a try-out packet in the office before tryouts. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Lawrence in the office. *Seniors: Don’t forget to stop by the Counselors office to check out what scholarship applications are available. *Students participating in Spring Sports: You must have a physical on file before you can practice. Your Sports Fee must be paid before the first game.center_img *Attention Seniors: Your pictures for the Senior Graduation video are due by March 13th. A baby picture and a senior picture are required and elementary school to present pictures are recommended. If no pictures are submitted, you will not be in the video. Also, your senior picture does not have to be a formal picture. We DO accept selfies. *Don’t forget to bring your $1.00 for the talent show and dodgeball tournament tomorrow. If you don’t bring a dollar you will be placed in a study hall room.*It’s time for the Project Prom T-Shirt Logo Contest! The contest is open to Juniors and Seniors. The winner will receive $50.00. Entries must be received by March 25. Stop by the office to pick up the contest rules. *There will be a business and industry tour March 12. This is for sophomores and juniors. The tour includes Wellington, Mulvane and Cowley College automotive and welding shops. See Mrs. Case in room 301 to sign up. You must sign up by Friday. *Stuco members:  There will be a STUCO meeting tomorrow morning at 7:30 in room 107. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Madison Bumgarner rumors: Cardinals in the hunt for October’s mighty lefty

first_imgA rumor floated by MLB.com reporter Mark Feinsand on Thursday afternoon perked up ears throughout the 314 and 636 area codes. Could St. Louis possibly be the new home base for one of the best free-agent arms available? That’s what Feinsand caught on the fly.  Here’s the exact wording, from Feinsand:”And while several clubs have been linked to Bumgarner, including the Twins, Reds, White Sox and Braves, a source told MLB.com that a new potential bidder could be entering the fray: the St. Louis Cardinals.”Yep, that’s interesting.SN FA PREDICTIONS: Placing players with teams Bumgarner is 30 years old, with a track record that’s beyond reproach, especially in the postseason. For the franchise that ranks No. 2 on the list of most World Series titles in baseball history — the Cardinals won their 11th title in 2011 — that’s an appealing quality. St. Louis advanced to the NLCS last year, a welcome return to October success after three consecutive October-less seasons of baseball. They failed to win a single game in that round, though their failings were hardly the fault of the hurlers. The St. Louis pitchers did a fine job in the first two games — the Cardinals trailed 1-0 entering the seventh inning of both contests — before stumbling in the final two games.The offense was anemic. In the first 30 innings of the series, the Nationals outscored the Cardinals 20-2. St. Louis hitters, collectively, produced a .374 OPS in the series. For context, the worst OPS for any player in the majors with at least 200 plate appearances in 2019 was .433, by Jeff Mathis. So, yeah, the Cardinals’ hitters were significantly worse, as a group, than the worst hitter in baseball when it mattered most.Truth is, Bumgarner himself might have had more of a chance against the Nationals’ pitchers than the Cardinals’ hitters did. But the point today isn’t to harp on failings of the past. It’s to point out that, in any reasonable evaluation of the Cardinals’ offseason needs, offense seems to top that list. Marcell Ozuna, who hit 29 home runs and carried the offense in the NLDS, will depart as a free agent. Matt Carpenter is entering his Age 34 season and coming off the worst full season of his career. Dexter Fowler is entering his Age 34 season and coming off a 98 OPS+ season. Yadier Molina is still plugging away but entering his Age 37 season.RIVERA: Is Zack Wheeler the second coming of A.J. Burnett? So to see the Cardinals rumored to be involved in the bidding for one of the elite starters on the market — after Zack Wheeler got $118 million from the Phillies, MadBum seems likely to top $100 million, too — might have been a bit of a surprise to some Cardinals fans. After all, the rotation isn’t too bad. Jack Flaherty developed into an ace in 2019. Dakota Hudson was very good (3.35 ERA) in his first full year in the rotation. Miles Mikolas, though not as good in 2019 as he was in 2018, still was a reliable piece of a contending rotation. And veteran Adam Wainwright showed he still has enough stuff to combine with his competitiveness to get MLB hitters out. It’s here where we’ll point out two things:First, the Cardinals are not going to win -— or, really, participate in — a true bidding war.  They are, they have been, but this truth remains: They’re looking for big value not a big splash, and we’ve seen pitching deals already that could sweep the #Cardinals quickly out of the bidding for Bumgarner. They have their eyes peeled for a starter, but at their price. https://t.co/MAzcpY2mTg— Derrick S. Goold (@dgoold) December 5, 2019Second, the Cardinals have the financial flexibility to sign Bumgarner (again, at their price, if St. Louis is where Bumgarner wants to be) and still upgrade the offense through the free-agent and/or trade markets. And the markets don’t always play out as front offices would prefer, so even though another starter might not be the front office’s top priority, that doesn’t mean it can afford to wait if Bumgarner really is a target and the left-hander wants to choose a new home soon.Now that Wheeler is off the market, dominoes could fall quickly. Feinsand says in his story that one executive told him Bumgarner could sign before the Winter Meetings begin next week. It still seems unlikely that the Cardinals will wind up with Bumgarner, but it was considered unlikely that the Nationals would run all the way to the World Series title as a wild-card team last fall, too. So like last October, we’ll see what happens.last_img read more