(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Blues guitar prodigy Quinn Sullivan brings his electric blues sound to Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, August 21 at 8pm. Sullivan is noted as much for his singing and songwriting as he is for blistering playing.
17-year-old Quinn Sullivan is quickly gaining quite a reputation among today’s most respected guitar players and musical artists. He has been touring the world with his mentor and friend, Buddy Guy, promoting his latest CD “Getting There” produced in Nashville with multi-Grammy winner Tom Hambridge.
Since the age of seven, Quinn Sullivan has been sharing stages with legendary players like Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Los Lobos, Joe Bonamassa, and B.B. King at iconic venues like the Hollywood Bowl, Madison Square Garden, and Red Rocks. He has also performed at some of the world’s most prestigious festivals including Montreux Jazz, Austin City Limits, Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival and the Mahindra Blues Festival in Mumbai, India.
It all began with a toy guitar. When Quinn was three years old, his parents gave it to him for Christmas after noticing his natural affinity for music. Pretty soon Quinn was on his way, taking lessons and performing with local musicians. It quickly became apparent he had a gift and there has been no stopping him ever since.
In 2006, Quinn made his national television debut on the Ellen DeGeneres show and and brought the crowd to its feet with his rendition of the Isley Brothers classic (by way of the Beatles), “Twist and Shout.” Then, in 2007 Quinn had an encounter that changed his life forever. He met blues legend Buddy Guy at a theater in his hometown. Buddy invited Quinn onstage that night after witnessing his ability during a backstage visit. Fortunately, that moment was captured on video – watch it here. Shortly thereafter, Buddy asked Quinn to record some guitar tracks on his “Skin Deep” album released in 2009.
In 2011, Quinn released his debut album “Cyclone,” which peaked at #7 on the Billboard Blues Album chart. He performed the title track on Jimmy Kimmell Live in March of that year and continued to tour throughout the U.S. and Canada gaining thousands of new fans and followers along the way. Quinn released his second album, “Getting There,” in June 2013. He continued touring and exploded onto the national television scene making appearances on late night with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and a second appearance on the Ellen Degeneres show.
This concert represents Club Helsinki Hudson’s commitment to programming emerging and rising artists.
For reservations in The Restaurant or in the club call 518.828.4800.