13 Year old guitarist/singer/songwriter Quinn Sullivan is back in Nashville recording tracks for his new CD. He has been busy this past year touring with Blues Legend Buddy Guy in support of his debut CD "Cyclone" which peaked at #7 on the Billboard Blues Album chart in July 2011. He had the time of his life performing at venues like the Hollywood Bowl, Red Rocks Ampitheater, as well blues festivals in Quebec and Ottawa, Austin City Limits Festival, and hometown shows in Boston and New Bedford MA. He enjoyed touring the country with his friend and mentor Buddy Guy and meeting all the fans who helped propel CYCLONE on to the Billboard Charts.
In addition to the release of his first cd and tour, 2011 saw Quinn performing his single "My Sweet Guitar" on Jimmy Kimmell Live to great reviews and a standing ovation from the audience. Quinn also became one of the youngest artists to be welcomed into the FENDER Guitar family which became official in September when Quinn performed at the new FENDER visitors center in Corona CA . You can check out his profile on FENDER.COM/ARTISTS/QUINNSULLIVAN.
Quinn picked up his first guitar at the age of 3 and quickly developed skills way beyond his years. His natural ability combined with exposure to many kinds of music and musicians alike, led Quinn into the national spotlight with an appearance on the ELLEN show. He blew the audience away with his rendition of "twist and shout!"
In 2007 , he met his idol,Blues Legend Buddy Guy at a concert in his hometown. Buddy was so impressed with Quinn's guitar playing that he invited him to play on his Grammy nominated cd "Skin Deep" where he met future producer and song writing partner Tom Hambridge. Quinn continued to hone his guitar and vocal skills over the next couple of years and would sit in with Buddy whenever possible. He continued to appear on local and national tv programs including OPRAH and theTODAY SHOW. Buddy decided to independently release Quinn's first cd in 2011 and bring Quinn out as opening act for his 2011 Spring /Summer tour. Buddy recently said in a PBS interview "you don't come across talent like this every day...people called Ray Charles a genius....I think you got another one here"
2012 looks bright indeed for young Quinn Sullivan. He is proud to be continuing his collaboration with Buddy Guy and producer Tom Hambridge. Quinn is excited to be back in the studio and is looking forward to touring with Buddy again this Spring and Summer. Look for Quinn live in a city near you!