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

Gov. Matawalle dissolves state-owned Football Club

first_imgRelatedPosts Chairman of Sen. Marafa’s faction of APC, 125 others expelled I’m ready for true reconciliation with Sen. Marafa — Ex-Gov. Yari By-election: APC hopeful of winning Bakura Constituency in Zamfara The Zamfara State Directorate of Sports Development on Friday announced the dissolution of the state’s Football Club. Ahmad Bagu, the Special Adviser on Sports Directorate to Governor Bello Matawalle, announced the dissolution in a statement on Friday in Gusau. The statement read in parts: “We wish to inform the general public that the management of the State Football Club has been dissolved indefinitely until further notice. “Further information on the matter will be given as at when due. “The Directorate also resolved that all issues regarding the activities of the club are here by suspended.”— Tags: Ahmad BaguBello MatawalleGusauZamfara Statelast_img read more

Indian Premier League Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings IPL 2019 highlights: Mumbai beat Chennai by 37 runs

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Chennai Super Kings have chosen to bowl against Mumbai Indians. Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock fell cheaply but Suryakumar Yadav revived the innings with a couple of big hits. Suryakumar was joined by Krunal Pandya and Mumbai Indians staged a revival. Suryakumar Yadav slammed his sixth fifty while Krunal Pandya fell for 42. However, Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard ended the Mumbai Indians’ innings well. Hardik slammed two sixes and a four in the final over while Pollard smashed a massive six as Dwayne Bravo conceded 29 runs in his final over. In response, Chennai Super Kings lost Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu cheaply. Suresh Raina started well but Kieron Pollard’s catch ended his innings. Kedar Jadhav hit his fourth fifty but Chennai Super Kings lost the services of MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja. In the end, Dhoni’s side lost their first game in IPL 2019 while Rohit Sharma’s side got their campaign back on track. Get highlights of the match here. (SCORECARD)23:58 hrs IST: Mumbai Indians have done it. They have inflicted the first loss for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2019. Hardik Pandya the star with 3/20 to go with his eight-ball 25 and Mumbai Indians have won the match by 37 runs.23:51 hrs IST: Short ball pounded on the pitch by Hardik Pandya and Deepak Chahar top-edges the pull to deep backward square leg where Bumrah takes the catch. Third wicket for Pandya who has had an excellent night.23:45 hrs IST: Dwayne Bravo latches onto a slow and full ball from Malinga and deposits it to the third tier of the stands at deep midwicket but the bowler has his revenge. Full ball slanted in and Bravo goes for the slog, the inside edge flies to the left of Quinton de Kock who takes a stunning catch with both hands.23:40 hrs IST: Another great over from Jasprit Bumrah. They need close to three runs per ball do Chennai Super Kings. Malinga gets the wicket of Jadhav for 58 and Mumbai Indians close in on win.23:32 hrs IST: Two fours by Kedar Jadhav and he slams his 4th IPL fifty. This has been a good over for Chennai Super Kings as they need 66 off 24 balls. 23:25 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya, you beauty! Gets the ball to climb up from a back of a length and Jadeja can only edge it to the keeper. Pandya’s two wickets in the over have potentially sealed it for Mumbai Indians.23:23 hrs IST: For people inquiring as to why Jasprit Bumrah has a black eye, Mahela Jayawardene, part of the Mumbai Indians coaching line-up said the bowler missed a catch during warm-ups and he was hit under the eye, thus the black mark.23:21 hrs IST: That is a massive blow for Chennai Super Kings’ hopes. Dhoni charges down the track but Hardik Pandya cramps him up with a short ball aimed towards the body, Dhoni limply pulls it to square leg where Suryakumar Yadav takes the catch. 23:18 hrs IST: The partnership has gone past fifty and Jadhav is also nearing a fifty, but Dhoni is striking at just 60. What is going through the mind of the Chennai Super Kings captain? With each over, the asking rate is mounting.23:15 hrs IST: Bumrah bowls a great over and Chennai Super Kings need 91 runs off the last seven overs. Asking rate is 13. One feels, this is a very tough ask. 23:08 hrs IST: Kedar Jadhav has gone past 1000 runs in IPL. Dhoni is scrambling the ones and twos and the match is slowly starting to become a close one. However, Mumbai Indians still hold the advantage.23:02 hrs IST: Jadhav and Dhoni continue to steady the ship but the asking rate is now over 10. Dhoni needs to step up a gear.22:55 hrs IST: Jadhav continues to find the boundary as he edges a flatter delivery from legspinner Rahul Chahar while Behrendorff is troubling Dhoni with the extra bounce and angle. Chennai Super Kings are ahead of Mumbai Indians at this point in time but the asking rate is over 9.522:40 hrs IST: Only one run in the over from Hardik Pandya. He is getting some extra bounce. Things are only get tougher for Chennai Super Kings as Jasprit Bumrah is into the attack now.22:33 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant! Absolute brilliance from Pollard. Behrendorff bowls a short and wide ball and Raina flays the cut to deep backward point, Pollard leaps but the ball is behind him. He stretches his right hand and takes a stunning one-handed catch close to the boundary. This will really hurt Chennai Super Kings.22:30 hrs IST: Kedar Jadhav gets going with a flicked six and four off Lasith Malinga and Suresh Raina hammers two fours off Behrendorff. Chennai Super Kings need this duo to carry on.22:22 hrs IST: Suresh Raina clears the front leg and thumps Behrendorff over deep extra cover for a six. This is the kind of batting Chennai Super Kings need if they are to stage a revival.22:13 hrs IST: Chennai Super Kings are in big trouble. Behrendorff gets the ball to kick up and Rayudu falls for 0. Shane Watson gets a boundary off a free-hit but next ball, he cuts a short ball from Malinga to point where Kieron Pollard leaps to take the catch. 21:52 hrs IST: Carnage in the final over. Pollard blasts a big six off Dwayne Bravo and Hardik Pandya finishes the innings off in style by clobbering two sixes and a four as Dwayne Bravo leaks 29 runs in his final over. Mumbai Indians have posted a competitive 170/5 against Chennai Super Kings. This will be a tough total to chase.21:38 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya gets going with a six. He will be the key if Mumbai Indians are to reach 150-160.21:35 hrs IST: Another full, slow ball from Dwayne Bravo and Suryakumar mistimes the lofted shot to long on where Jadeja takes the catch. Bravo breaks into a neat jig, a mixture of 21:31 hrs IST: Suryakumar slog sweeps a six over deep square leg and it is his sixth in the IPL. Splendid knock from the right-hander. They need three good overs now.21:26 hrs IST: Whether it is the outside edge or the mistimed lofted shot, there is no way Krunal is getting out today. Gets another boundary and he is nearing a fifty. As we speak, Krunal miscues a slower ball to wide long off and Jadeja takes the catch. Much needed relief for Mumbai Indians.21:23 hrs IST: The partnership between Krunal and Suryakumar has gone past fifty. Can they go to 150? Only four overs are left.21:17 hrs IST: Tahir drags one delivery short and Krunal heaves it into the stands at wide long on. The elder Pandya is batting like a gem.21:09 hrs IST: It looks like today is Krunal Pandya’s day. He gets going with two boundaries and then gets a life when he is dropped by Mohit Sharma off Dwayne Bravo. In the next over, he is trapped LBW by Shardul Thakur but he overturns it as he gets an inside edge. Superb stuff from Krunal.20:52 hrs IST: Krunal Pandya gets off the mark with a boundary off Jadeja while Tahir gets swept for a boundary by Suryakumar. Chennai Super Kings are choking the flow of runs.20:43 hrs IST: Brilliant from Imran Tahir. Yuvraj Singh mistimes the lofted shot and Ambati Rayudu takes the catch at long off close to the boundary. The umpires have a check and Rayudu is fine. Mumbai Indians are in a bad position and they need a special knock from Suryakumar.20:36 hrs IST: Great start for Ravindra Jadeja. He gets this flatter delivery to skid through and it spins away and the thin edge is taken by Dhoni. The umpires check closely for a no-ball and after checking multiple angles, he is deemed safe.20:33 hrs IST: Imran Tahir starts off well as he gets some zip and skid on the wicket. This partnership is vital for Mumbai Indians.20:25 hrs IST: Another great over for Mumbai Indians, Suryakumar Yadav is on a roll and Mumbai Indians are making a good start in the powerplay.20:20 hrs IST: Three fours in the over from Suryakumar Yadav and Shardul Thakur is under pressure. Much needed good over for Mumbai Indians and they are making a move on.20:13 hrs IST: WICKET! The pressure has told on Quinton de Kock and he tries to pull a short ball, but the short ball zips through and the left-hander miscues it to Kedar Jadhav at mid wicket.20:09 hrs IST: Shardul Thakur is getting some outswing and bounce. Rohit Sharma is struggling to cope with it and only one run comes in the over. Mumbai Indians are 3/0 after two overs.20:04 hrs IST: Good start for Deepak Chahar. He gets some swing and extra bounce as only two runs are scored. Good line and lengths maintained by Chahar and de Kock struggles to get away.19:59 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock are out in the middle. After the huddle, the Chennai Super Kings are all set to resume as they look to make it four out of four. Deepak Chahar will open the bowling.19:46 hrs IST: Here are the playing XIs of both the sides Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Jason Behrendorff 19:38 hrs IST: Rahul Chahar and Deepak Chahar, two brothers on opposite sides of the fence. Rahul makes his debut and he is a wristspinner while Deepak is the pace bowler and a crucial bowler for Chennai Super Kings.19:36 hrs IST: Chennai Super Kings have chosen to bowl against Mumbai Indians. Mohit Sharma replaces Mitchell Santner while Mitchell McClenaghan and Mayank Markande are out for Mumbai Indians.19:26 hrs IST: The match is being played on April 3, a day after the glorious date of April 2. Eight years ago, India won the World Cup at Wankhede by beating Sri Lanka and the celebrations lasted well into the night and for many days to come.19:21 hrs IST: From whatever are the reports coming out of Wankhede, it could look like left-armers will have a big role to play. Jason Behrendorff might play for Mumbai Indians while Barinder Sran is also getting a look-in.19:15 hrs IST: Mumbai Indians hold a 14-12 head-to-head advantage against Chennai Super Kings. Dhoni’s side have a poor record only against this franchise. At the Wankhede, they are trailing 3-5 against Rohit’s team.19:07 hrs IST: Hello and a warm welcome to the clash between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. It is the battle of the three-time champions. If Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore is high on star-power, then this clash between Chennai and Mumbai is the ultimate marquee clash in the IPL.  Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Mohit Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahirlast_img read more