As the 14 year old full-time student and professional musician Quinn Sullivan can easily attest: it’s a long way from his hometown of New Bedford, MA to Canada to New York and Hollywood then back again.
The career of this guitarist, singer and songwriter has become red hot in 2013 starting with: signing a deal with the Grammy-winning team at SuperStar Records; earning two standing ovations at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festival at Madison Square Garden; releasing a brand new album, Getting There, produced by industry guru Tom Hambridge; articles in Rolling Stone, the Boston Herald and Boston Globe, and The New York Times; national television performances with the Roots (on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon) and a featured performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, to name but a few. Oh, we forgot to mention, his SuperStar Records debut peaked at #4 on the Billboard Blues charts!
When Quinn signed with the record label, recalls John Heithaus managing partner of SuperStar Records, he had one straightforward question: “will my CD’s be for sale at Newbury Comics?” Locals know Newbury is a New England treasure with a long and storied history in music retail. Now safely back home and attending ninth grade at his local high school, Sullivan will temporarily stow his school books in favor of his beloved Fender guitar for a CD promotion event for Getting There at Newbury Comics on September 20, 2013 at 6PM at 859 Providence Hwy. Route 1, Norwood, Massachusetts 02062. Sullivan will also sign purchased copies of the CD. The event is free to all ages and open to the public.
“I can’t think of a better chance to connect with my fans in the greater Boston area,” said Quinn. “Newbury is such a special place to music lovers like me … there isn’t anywhere else I would want to go to meet the fans up close and play some of my favorite songs.” Heithaus adds: “we value and really appreciate the support of local music retailers like Newbury Comics as they’re critical to helping us reach and engage Quinn’s fans on local level.”
This show closes out a busy summer tour, but he isn’t hanging up the guitar for good now that school is back in session. He’ll just ease off the gas pedal a bit as ninth grade gets underway. Go here to see the next round of appearances, gigs and events Quinn has coming up in the fall.