Tallan Latz was born on September 22, 1999 to Carl and Doris Latz of Elkhorn, Wisconsin in the United States. He
received his first musical instrument, a drum kit, at the age of three and began playing
acoustic guitar at age four. By the time he was five, a video of Joe Satriani had a major impact on the boy and he
declared "That's what I want to do." At the age of eight, he has played on-stage with performers the likes of
Jackson Browne and Les Paul.
Tallan Noble Latz (aka: The T-Man) now 11 years old, is considered by musical standards a triple threat. Tallan is
a guitar player/singer/songwriter that seems to be destined for the big stage. He has been playing music since the
age of 3, picking up the guitar for the first time at 4 and finally getting serious about the guitar at age 5.
Everyone is talking about this young guitar slinger who possesses an old musical soul, the way he carries and
conducts himself on stage is something that just has to be seen. As one reporter put it, ¨When T-Man takes the
stage, people stop what they're doing and collectively stare. People entering the room look up and stop as if their
shoes were suddenly glued to the floor, not moving again until the song is over, when they reflexively break into
wild shouts and applause. Everyone is saying the same thing ¨You gotta see this kid called T-Man!!!¨
Tallan has been featured on: CBS' Rachael Ray TV Show, WGN’s Morning Show, Fox’s Morning Show, CBS’ Early Show, FOX
News: Studio B with Shepard Smith, The Bonnie Hunt TV Show, CNN, NBC's Today Show with Meredith Vieira, NBC's Today
Show with Kathy Lee and Hoda,
Chicago's WLS TV Morning Show, NBC's America's Got Talent and Almost Live with Johnny B TV Show are just a few.
He’s been talked about on news broadcasts and radio programs all over the country and the world, Tallan was
featured on the BBC. His story has appeared in every major newspaper, worldwide. He was even the feature story on
Yahoo’s Homepage, twice!
Tallan had the privilege to perform and share the stage with some of the best guitarist around:
Derek St. Holmes (Nugent), Howard Leese (Bad Company), Anthony Gomes, Phil Vaught, Eric Gales, Chris Duarte, Joe
Bonamassa, Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Walter Trout, Albert Cummings, Hubert Sumlin, Jackson Browne, Wes Jeans, Lance
Lopez, Louie Zagoras, Eric McFadden, Bugs Henderson,
Chris Aaron, Dave Uhrich, Eddie Von Shaw, Jr., Lonnie Brooks, Wayne Baker Brooks, Jim Peterik & the Ides of March,
Guitar Shorty, and Greg Koch to name just a few.
Tallan had the honor of sharing the stage with the LEGEND himself, Mr. Les Paul. At age 8, Tallan was the youngest
person to have ever shared the stage with Mr. Paul.