Six years ago multi-Grammy™ winning blues guitarist Buddy Guy had a remarkable encounter when eight-year-old guitarist Quinn Sullivan joined him on stage. Guy was so taken with his incredible guitar skills that he invited him to play on his Grammy™ nominated album “Skin Deep” (that also included guest performances from Eric Clapton, Robert Randolph, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi) and tour with him nationally. Quinn's blistering solo on the record was the aptly titled ”Whose Gonna Fill Those Shoes?”
He was soon being invited to perform at festivals, TV and radio programs. So far, he has appeared Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Ellen, Oprah and The Today Show and was featured in Guitar Player and Guitar World magazines. He has been actively building his craft sharing stages nationally with Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang and BB King at iconic venues including the Hollywood Bowl, the Apollo Theater and the Beacon. Quinn received a major honor being the youngest artist to play the world renowned Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and will be performing at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival at Madison Square Garden in April, along with an all-star lineup.
Now fourteen, Sullivan has an album on SuperStar records, "Getting There," set for release this on June 18, just in time for this show. Produced and co-written with Grammy, ASCAP and BMI award winner, Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy, Susan Tedeschi, BB King), the album will appeal to hard-core blues fans and rock aficionados and to fans craving authentic, guitar driven, grooves and melodies. Quinn, as it happens, is as adept at vocals as he is at making his beloved Stratocaster sing.
John Heithaus of SuperStar Records, said: “Triple threat artists like Quinn are truly rare. He is a prime example of today’s new breed of songwriters, musicians and performers and we have high aspirations for him!”
Legendary jazz guitarist John McLaughlin said: “He’s unbelievable … and he plays just like Jimi (Hendrix)!”
Buddy Guy says: “You don’t come across talent like this every day. People called Ray Charles a genius? I think you’ve got another one here.”
Watch Quinn on Leno HERE and at Buddy Guy's Legends HERE
OPEN: Ben Knight