Tallan’s accomplishments over the last few years rival that of any professional musician of any age. Some of his accomplishments are:
Tallan has been featured on many TV Shows, such as:
NBC’s America’s Got Talent, CBS’ Rachael Ray TV Show, WGN’s Morning Show, Fox’s Morning Show, NBC’s Today Show with Kathy Lee and Hoda, CBS’ Early Show, FOX News: Studio B with Shepard Smith, The Bonnie Hunt TV Show, CNN, Milwaukee’s Morning Blend, NBC’s Today Show with Meredith Vieira, Chicago’s WLS TV Morning Show, Madison’s Urban Theater and Almost Live with Johnny B TV Show are just a few on his impressive list. Tallan has been talked about on news broadcasts and radio programs all over the country and around the world; Tallan was even featured on the BBC segment. His story has appeared in every major newspaper in the country and even some worldwide papers. He was the feature story on Yahoo’s Homepage multiple times! Tallan has received over 25 million YouTube hits on his videos. Tallan also has appeared on TV shows around the world. While in Denmark on tour, Tallan actually appeared on all 3 national TV networks within a 1-week span, which is an unheard of accomplishment for any musician.
Tallan has had the privilege to share the stage side by side and trade licks with some of the greatest musicians around:
Los Lonely Boys, Joe Bonamassa, Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Hubert Sumlin, Reese Wynans, Jackson Browne, Ian Moore, Derek St. Holmes, Gary Hoey, Van Wilks, Whitey Johnson, Devon Allman, Bobby Messano, Bryan Lee, Anthony Gomes, Guitar Shorty, Michael Burks, Chris Duarte, Walter Trout, Greg Koch, Albert Cummings, Eric Gales, Wes Jeans, Lance Lopez, Eric Mantel, Louie Zagoras, Tommy Katona, Rob Hunt, Eric McFadden, Bugs Henderson, Pat MacDonald, Chris Aaron, Lonnie Brooks, Wayne Baker Brooks, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Jim Peterik & the Ides of March and JJ Grey & the Mofro to name just a few. Probably the GREATEST HONOR Tallan has had was 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.
Tallan has had the HONOR of opening up for many Legends:
BB King, Johnny Winter, Los Lonely Boys, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Walter Trout, Michael Burks, Gary Hoey, David Lindley and Savoy Brown to name a few.
Tallan has had the opportunity to play at some of the best venues in the country. Venues such as:
Antoine’s (Austin, TX), Arcada Theatre (St. Charles, IL), Burlington Capitol Theater (Burlington, IA), Ground Zero Blues Club (Clarksdale, MS), Bradley Center (Milwaukee, WI), Kessler Theater (Oak Creek, TX), BB’s Blues Club (St. Louis, MO), Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar (Memphis, TN), The Brat Stop (Kenosha, WI), The Bone (Deep Ellum, TX), Fat Fish Pub (Galesburg, IL), Keys Lounge (Ft. Worth, TX), Wild Horse Saloon (Nashville, TN), The Grove (Anaheim, CA), Sundance Saloon (Waukegan, IL), Strokers Bike Shop (Ft. Worth, TX), Pabst Theater (Milwaukee, WI), Alpine Valley (East Troy, WI), Turner Hall (Milwaukee, WI), Maggie Mae’s (Austin, TX), Legendary Tolbert’s (Grapevine, TX), House of Blues (Chicago, IL), Sons of Herman’s Hall (Dallas, TX), BB King’s Blues Club (Memphis, TN), House of Blues (Dallas, TX), Cowboy’s Dance Hall (Dallas, TX), Anaheim Convention Center (Anaheim, CA), Buddy Guy’s Legends (Chicago, IL), Sprague Theater (Elkhorn, WI), Knuckleheads Saloon (Kansas City, MO), J & J Blues Club (Dallas, TX), Summerfest (Milwaukee, WI), Austin’s Fuel Room (Libertyville, IL), BB King’s in Times Square (NYC, NY), Raue Center for the Performing Arts (Crystal Lake, IL), Milwaukee Art Museum (Milwaukee, WI), The Harley Davidson Museum (Milwaukee, WI), Reno’s Chop Shop Saloon (Dallas, TX), Club 152 (Memphis, TN), Shank Hall (Milwaukee, WI), BB King’s Blues Club (Nashville, TN), BB King’s Lucille’s in Times Square (NYC, NY), Brown Theatre (Houston, TX), Dogwood Center for the Performing Arts (Fremont, MI) and Amager Bio (Copenhagen, Denmark) are just a few from a long list of great venues.
Tallan has performed at many major festivals around the country. Here’s the short list:
Daryl Worley’s TN River Run (Savannah, TN), Ain’t Nuttin But the Blues Fest (Urbana, IL), Summerfest (Milwaukee, WI), Lil Bear Ribfest (Vernon Hills, IL), Northwest Ohio Rib-Off (Toledo, OH), Urbana Blues Brews and BBQ Festival (Urbana, IL), Ozark Blues Fest (Springfield, MO), Blues Bandits and BBQ Festival (Oak Cliff, TX), TX State Fair (Dallas, TX), Bloomin Days (Kenosha, WI), Blues Café (Wausau, WI), Oak Creek Lion’s Fest (Oak Creek, WI), Great American Biker Rally (Eagle, WI), Round Lake Beach Fest (Round Lake, IL), St. Fabien’s Festival, The PRS Experience (Stevensville, MD), Dallas Guitar Show (Dallas, TX), Bamfest (Madison, WI), Prairie Dog Blues Fest (Prairie Du Chein, WI), Lakefront Art Fest (Milwaukee, WI), Steel Bridge Songfest (Sturgeon Bay, WI), IL Blues Fest (Peoria, IL), Harley’s 105th Birthday Celebration (Milwaukee, WI), Paramount Blues Festival (Grafton, WI), WI State Fair (West Allis, WI), NAMM (Anaheim, CA), Children of Fallen Riders Fest (Antioch, IL), Ruben’s Run, Westmont Blues Fest (Westmont, IL), Northbrook Days (Northbrook, IL), WI Harley Rally (Milwaukee, WI), WI/IL Border Rally (Twin Lakes, WI), Sun Prairie Blues Fest (Sun Prairie, WI), Jimi Hendrix’s 67th Birthday Bash in Times Square (NYC, NY) and CO-HEADLINED (multiple times) The Stevie Ray Vaughan Ride and Concert (Dallas, TX). These are a few of the festivals already on Tallan’s resume’ and some of these festivals Tallan has made multiple appearances at over the years!
Tallan has also traveled abroad to Denmark:
While in Denmark, Tallan appeared on multiple TV shows and played at a number of different venues with the highlights being performances at the Odense Internationale Bluesdage and the Frederikshavn Blues Festival.
Tallan has endorsement deals with:
Baudier Guitars, StringDog, PRS Guitars, Mojo Hand FX, Amalfitano Pickups, Ultrasone Headphones, Munder Pedals, Ultimate Ears, Mogami Cables, In-Tune Guitar Picks, Curt Mangan, Morley Pedals, Effects Pedal Boutique, Soulful Impressions, LR Baggs, Diamond Finish, Seymour Duncan Pickups, Graph Tech and Peterson Tuners.