Just want to give a big shoutout to a fellow Aussie, Taj Farrant, who at not quite 14, is now seriously being considered as the next guitar prodigy. Has just completed a highly acclaimed first tour of the US, and has already played alongside some of the greats.
Picked up a guitar at 7 years old, after attending an ACDC concert with his Dad. After seeing Angus Young play, he told his Dad “thats what I want to do for the rest of my life”. Has been obsessed with guitar ever since. Has released a few original albums already
It’s not just his unbelievably insane skill, and technique, but his real feel for music that is garnering some serious attention in the music world. Many are already calling him a once in a generation, or more, player.
Highly recommend you check him out. Comes from an average grassroots family, appears very humble and grateful . This young man is already well on his way to the very top. A couple of clips below. Many more the Youtube etc.
His first appearance at 10, on Australia’s Got Talent. (Purple Rain - Prince)
Here’s Taj jammin with Carlos Santana