Tallan Latz Amazing 10 Year Old Guitarist

by on 08/31/2010 in Music, People

The Magic Carpet ride held in Spring Grove, IL this past Sunday, August 29, was a charity event for Children of Fallen Riders.  There were close to 500 bikers participating and what a great way to launch the riders when Tallan Latz played the Star Spangled Banner. I am sure if Jimi Hendrix was alive he would of been proud and amazed like I was. This young talented guitar player is truly amazing, but what’s even more impressive, is how he handles himself. He is a very mature young man.

When I asked Tallan what inspired him to play, he replied;

“If Joe Satriani can play like that, so can a kid.”

I was floored, because Joe Satriani is my favorite guitarist and I had the privilege seeing Satriani play in concert 9 times.

Tallan Latz performing at the Harley-Davidson Museum-Milwaukee on April 23, 2010 for the “Guitars for Vets” benefit.

Tallan Latz one day will be mentioned in the same sentence of Guitar virtuosos like; Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen and Robert Petrucci.

I would like to thank Tim Adkins and Susie Kleiner at Leathers 4 U and Carpets 4 U for organizing this great event. I would also like to thank Franco for taking my wife on the bike ride. It was a great event with awesome people, music, and for a great cause!

Note: I recorded Tallan playing the Star Spangled Banner at the Magic Carpet Ride with my iPhone, but the sound wasn’t good so I opted to use Tallan Latz performing at the Harley-Davidson Museum-Milwaukee on April 23, 2010 for the “Guitars for Vets” benefit.

I can’t wait until next year!

9 Responses to “Tallan Latz Amazing 10 Year Old Guitarist”

  1. wow. i am amazed of his talent, he is really a good guitar player at this age.

  2. Tina @ Female Hair Transplant

    Sep 2nd, 2010

    For a 10 year old this kid is amazing. Hats off!

  3. Andrew @ Blogging Guide

    Sep 5th, 2010

    Two thumbs up!! He IS really amazing!

  4. Susie

    Sep 7th, 2010

    He is one of the nicest little men I know – and he’s got a groove!

    • Frank Jovine

      Sep 7th, 2010


      He is truly not from this earth!

  5. Susie

    Sep 13th, 2010

    Hey.. I was passing this along and you are a dork! You spelled Adkins wrong, and Kleiner..HA!

    • Frank Jovine

      Sep 14th, 2010


      I must be a dork for sure, what an insult to you guys…I will fix this…