Dec 12, 2016

REVIEW | Quinn Sullivan at PAC

'As a young child, Quinn Sullivan was brought to numerous festivals and concerts by his music-loving parents. He was the “kid with the guitar “ in the audience, who would strum along with what was happening on stage. Through videos, Quinn became enamored with Buddy Guy, so his Dad made arrangements for him to meet his idol when Guy came to his hometown. Backstage before the show, he asked Buddy to autograph his guitar which, of course, he did — but on condition that the boy play it for him. That led to Buddy calling Quinn onstage to join him during his set and an unlikely, though solid bond was then formed between the great Chicago bluesman and the eager youngster from Massachusetts.'*

Quinn Sullivan was about 5 years old when he met and performed for Buddy Guy and now, at the ripe old age of 17, Sullivan continues to fascinate music lovers. Quinn performed across Canada recently, with his last stop being at the Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines on December 3rd. I attended the show with my good friend Shelley Stewart  [seen below at another recent visit to PAC] 

Sullivan was joined on stage by a drummer, keyboard player and bass guitar player, but it was Quinn's amazing performance on electric guitar that was the true headliner.  He played a mix of covers and originals, including songs from his soon to be released third album 'Midnight Highway'.

Quinn seemed a bit shy when speaking to the audience between tunes. Perhaps modest would be a better term. At his young age, he's not had time to develop an over-inflated ego and often seemed as amazed by his talents as we were.  From blues to rock, this guy can sing and play it all and is destined to be a big star.

To visit Quinn Sullivan's official website CLICK HERE
[*opening paragraph from 'Quinn Sullivan Music' official website]

Here's a few samples of Quinn Sullivan's music...

Here's Quinn a few years ago, paying tribute to his idol...

And if you really want a treat, here's Quinn at age 6 on The Ellen show. The last half of the clip is great...