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Heavily influenced by British folk and American roots music, the Shrewsbury based singer songwriter and acoustic guitar virtuoso Chris Quinn has been receiving glowing reviews in the UK music press for his latest release, his debut solo album “Across The Divide”. In the past Maverick Magazine named him “A Master of the Acoustic Guitar and a quality Songwriter”. Live, Chris’ shows cover a wide range of acoustic music alongside his own material. From beautiful interpretations of traditional and contemporary British folk songs to lightning quick bluegrass flatpicking and from mean finger style delta blues and swinging jazz numbers to instrumental solo guitar pieces.
Chris has spent the last decade touring all over the world taking in shows at venues like BB Kings in New York and London’s Royal Albert Hall. When not playing his own brand of solo acoustic folk and roots music Chris also performs regularly as an accompanying guitarist for some of the worlds very best gypsy jazz guitarists, most notably as a regular member of the Robin Nolan Trio and with gypsy legend Paulus Schafer. Over the past few years Chris has joined forces for live concerts and studio recordings with renowned acoustic artists from the Folk, Jazz and Blues worlds; Eamonn Coyne, Frank Vignola, Clive Carroll, Cormac Byrne, Gary Potter, John Doyle, Dan Cassidy, Dan Walsh, Arthur Ebeling and Tim Kliphuis to name a few. He’s also shared the bill and been invited to open shows for some of the biggest names in music; artists like Katie Melua, The Levellers, Jools Holland, Bellowhead, Seth Lakeman and Loudon Wainwright III. If you love real, rootsy, acoustic music, don’t miss Chris Quinn at the Willow Gallery.
“Across the divide, the debut album from Chris Quinn, is the kind of quality release that should propel him to the forefront of the new generation of musicians currently performing on the folk music scene” ACOUSTIC Magazine
“World Class… Constant international touring over the last decade including a stint opening for the Jools Holland Orchestra as well as playing rhythm guitar for some of the world’s leading gypsy jazz guitarists has given this Shrewsbury born acoustic guitarist and vocalist an enviable confidence.” SONGLiNES Magazine
“This is his solo debut and should comfortably see him moving several steps up the acoustic scene ladder” FATEA Magazine
“Across the divide really does live up to its title, seamlessly merging two traditions with strong songwriting and excellent musicianship.” Bright Young Folk
For further info including video footage, see: www.ChrisQuinnMusic.co.uk