Quinn Sullivan - Midnight Highway
Wow; blues guitarist and songwriter Quinn Sullivan definitely knows how to raise the listener’s spirits on his debut album “Midnight Highway”, with his soulful blues guitar rock and singing.
The music on this 14-tracker is very AOR driven in format, with hints of pop and Americana sensibilities found throughout the songs here.
Having jammed alongside blues legends Buddy Guy and B.B. King, featured on the Ellen Degeneres Show and Oprah Winfrey, when he was just nine, ten years old, and by these noteworthy appearances, he definitely created a name for himself at such a young age. Quinn is now back with his debut album, which is a testament, that blues can be fused with rock to create memorable blues rock with an emotionally, spiritually uplifting vibe.
Considering, Quinn is only 17 years of age, but plays his guitar like a legend in the making is something very refreshing. It is the sheer feelings, which his playing creates on all 14 songs featured here, which just leaves me in all out awe.
Just listen to the teary-eyed guitar driven instrumental “Big Sky”, and you’ll be brought to tears, as this number is sure to invoke emotions and memories from your glorious past.
And his stunning rendition of The Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” just shows how diverse of a songwriter Quinn is, as well as his superb musicianship.
What I like about “Midnight Highway” is its ability to blend blues, pop, Americana and rock influences to introduce the music world to something very interesting and uniquely presented. When melding some strong influences to create one solid sound, it takes years of dedication and natural talent, which can be heard on all of the songs featured here.
Quinn Sullivan is not your average blues rock guitarist, as his approach to songwriting, arrangements and delivery is tastefully executed without sounding too contrived. People, blues music does not flow as freely as it does on “Midnight Highway”, and for this reason it is a great pleasure listening to a future blues legend in the making. Provogue Records Sarjoo Devani