The Point presents Quinn Sullivan
Sunday, July 20 at 7pm
Trapp Family Meadow - Stowe, VT
A little over seven years ago, legendary multi-Grammy™ winning blues guitarist Buddy Guy had a remarkable encounter when Quinn Sullivan, an eight-year-old boy demonstrating amazing musical prowess, joined him on stage. Guy, so taken with the youngster's preternaturally mature guitar-slinging skills, became a mentor to the New Bedford, MA native. That circumstance led to Quinn's playing a blistering solo that belied his tender age on "Whose Gonna Fill Those Shoes,"—a track on Skin Deep, Guy's 2008 Grammy-nominated album that also included guest performances from Eric Clapton, Robert Randolph, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi. Quinn would go on to tour with Guy, who would proudly introduce him to an international audience.
Now the just-turned-fifteen-year-old has fulfilled his mentor's vision with an album released by SuperStar Records last year. Getting There was produced and co-written with Grammy award winner Tom Hambridge, who first encountered Quinn during Buddy Guy’s Skin Deep sessions (an album Hambridge also produced.) The Getting There album showcases Quinn’s wide range and includes blues, pop and rock tracks that will appeal to music fans of any age that favor authentic guitar-driven grooves and melodies. Quinn, as it happens, is as adept at vocals as he is at making his beloved Stratocaster sing.