I think one of the best things that can happen to me at any given show is I put my camera down for a bit. Sometimes you have to do that and simply enjoy the moment. The good ones are rare and have a magic about them that doesn’t come along every day. And last night? Well, that was a great moment to be sure. Last night, Taj Farrant out of Australia came through Texas and turned the heat up.
Thanks dude. 🙂
Taj has been touring America this summer with his parents and hitting some incredible venues. Lava Cantina in The Colony is certainly a top venue in Dallas for any artist. VIP tables sold out the day tickets went on sale – oh yea; people were waiting for this show.
Taj did not disappoint. For this particular show, we also had Dallas guitarist Cole Rogers play and another band, 357, out of Ft Smith, Arkansas. The extra twist was that 357 also played directly with Taj so we got to see a full band show. We also got to see some solos Taj is so well known for.
Then he slows it down and does his original song Just Can’t Sleep. Yea, it was a put the camera down moment and enjoy the moment, moment.
On this tour, you’ll hear and see things likely a bit different for every show. They seem intent on mixing it up around a core set and it works. Damn well. Cliffs of Dover, Purple Rain and many others you’ve heard him play before (maybe) are mixed into an amazing evening.
I think it can be cliche to say someone as young as Taj is the future of rock and roll. it’s easy to say when a young artist seems to have so much to offer. Although, after I thought about it, I can’t honestly say that now. While the future is certainly bright for this young Aussie, he’s every bit a part of rock and roll today as anyone. He’s out there making his own dreams come true and maybe even giving us a few of our own.
He’s on tour the rest of June. If not in your city, pick the closest one and make the effort. I got to share a table with a mother / daughter from Houston and listen to their own enthusiasm grow through the night. All I will say is THANK WHATEVER YOU HOLD HOLY Taj did Monsters next to last. Seeing their faces when Taj did however was pretty amazing too. Talk about living in a moment. The future of rock and roll is today and damn it’s good.