Let The T Man Play The Blues

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Eight year old Tallan "T-Man" Latz is what is called a gee tar prodigy. He's jammed with Jackson Browne and the legendary Les Paul. He's already played Chicago's House of Blues, and a ho bunch of the midwest club scene.

He can rip 30 or 40 songs, and has two bands, T-Man's Blues Project with older musicians, and a sixteen and under band called Tallan "The T-Man" Latz and the Young Guns.

He also sings, plays the drums, harmonica, bass, and piano.

According to industry insiders a kid like this doesn't come along all that often, and it's considered very unusual. People say the T-Man has a 70 year old blues player inside his young body.

But get this, there are actually people who don't want a kid with this kind of talent to play. And it isn't who you might think it is.

Most of the opposition is from older musicians, who have never been averse to bending or breaking the laws themselves. These are the same folks who think nothing of sparking up some weed whenever they see fit, or drinking way past bedtime with a jailbait assistant. We're just sposed to look the other way on all that.

But they are the ones running a cowardly anonymous campaign to stop the T-Man playing in clubs. They have made the state aware that an eight year playing gee tar in a club is a violation of stste labor law. They have also threatened clubs and booking agents, and have tried to lure business away from the venues where the T-Man has played.

What a bunch of hypocrites these so called ar teests are turning out to be.

I propose we shake down every musician playing in a club. I'm betting at least half of them would end up in the can for drug violations.Add another quarter of them for illegal stuff on the tour bus, and that would give the T-Man a lot of gigs, since the ar teests would all be in the can.

Let The T-Man play you Bozo's! He has every right to make a living doing what he does better than you do, made obvious by his packing the house.

I can hear the T-Man now...

"The eagle flies on Friday
Now Saturday I'll go out to play
Oh...the eagle flies on Friday
Saturday I'll go out and play
The T-Man will rock the house baby
And be home by Sunday..."

Let T-Man play!

Jim Whelan is The chairman of Board and owner of The James R Whelan Agency - The Most Powerful Name in Advertising. Please sign up for his daily free newsletter at thejamesrwhelanagency.com

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