Monday, August 26, 2013

QUINN SULLIVAN - THE ANTITHESIS OF MILEY CYRUS...

Meet 14-year-old guitar prodigy, QUINN SULLIVAN.  A toy guitar at age three led to lessons, and discovery by some of the "Bigs"...most notably, the legendary Buddy Guy, who has been mentoring Quinn since the age of 8.  My son and I noticed Quinn in the one-night only showing of Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival, two weeks ago.  A night later, before Chris Isaak's show, we ran across an ad in our program.  Running - LITERALLY, RUNNING - down to the Box Office, 15 minutes before the start of the show, we returned to our seats with Buddy Guy/Quinn Sullivan tickets in hand, thrilled for a chance to see not only the Master, but his protegee.  We got that chance last Thursday...my son; my concert pal, Jackie; and myself.

The kid is a seasoned pro...handles himself with poise beyond his years, on stage - a natural talent that looks like he's been doing this for far more years than he's been alive - and, from the sound of things, it's only gonna' get better from here on out!  My son commented, during the intermission, that the only thing missing from this kid's performance is just that one "life experience" that puts the blues "meaning" into the songs (nothing we wish on this wonderful young man - he's fine the way he is) - to say we were all three moved beyond words, is an understatement.  I'm sure most in the theater that night felt the same.  Buddy was the draw, and fabulous he is!  Quinn is fast on his heels.

No weird dancing bears - no foam fingers - just a soft spoken boy with a kick-ass guitar, heading down the RIGHT road to fame.  Enjoy...


7 comments:

Maywyn Studio said...

I usually don't click on a title when I see MC name.

Buddy Guy is the draw, and Quinn, their real talent, class.

Jackie said...

What a freak MC is but, thank our lucky stars real talent is out there to be found, we found it that night...a concert I will never forget! Thank you!!

My Garden Diaries said...

Amen sister!!!!!!! I was beyond disgusted by that performance! Where is the class and where is the music! It is time for our society to move beyond that type of whatever you want to call it. Thank goodness for amazing musicians like Quinn. I hope there are more of him coming down the pipe!!!! Peace friend! Here is to a wonderful week!

Hannapat said...

Helloo!! Haven't heard of him before, but LOVE LOVE! He is so amazingly talented, Quinn is going to take blues to another level with so many years ahead of him. Lucky you to see this xoxo

Createology said...

Tanya I am so glad you go to concerts and share with us. I could listen to this music and watch young Quinn for hours. How very refreshing! Thank you dear...

Dorthe said...

Well that was amazing to hear dear Tanya...what tones and truly so talented , must have been a true feast to be there, dear friend.
Hugs and smiles from Dorthe

Tammy said...

He can play and sing at such a young age. Wonderful! Mad talent for sure. Thanks for sharing, Tammy