Dirk Quinn is the guitarist
for a high energy funk/jazz band based out of Philadelphia that travels
extensively throughout the US and Canada.
Utilizing over a decade of steady performing, Quinn has developed a
unique and progressive style - one that appeals to a wide variety of music
listeners with fans ranging from the jam band hippies to the jazz snobs.
In 2007 Quinn made his
long-awaited recording debut releasing his self-titled CD - "Dirk
Quinn". Working the club and coffee house circuit, Quinn became
increasingly in demand, playing as many as three gigs a day while getting the
occasional call to share the stage with musical legends such as Steve Kimock,
Bernie Worell, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Alan Evans (Soulive), Keller
Williams, Garaj Mahal, Booker T, Jimmy Bruno, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Kofi
Burbridge (Derek Trucks Band), Marco Benevento, Zach Deputy, Jim Weider (The
Band), Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Rodney Holmes (Santana),
"DreamWeaver" Gary Wright, and Sam Kininger (Soulive) - each
performance steadily garnering more recognition for Quinn, who believes in
winning fans one by one on the merit of the music.
sophomore CD release, features “thoughtful, original melodies flowing
seamlessly over groove-heavy rhythms; intricate song structures giving way to
strongly expressive, organic improvisations.” Drawing inspiration from every
musical genre, his solo acoustic sound has been compared to the guitar
“pyrotechnics” of Keller Williams and Michael Hedges, while his full band
compositions bear resemblances that range from the honest, urban funk of
Soulive to the brave experimentation of Medeski, Martin and Wood.
Surrounding himself with a
group of extremely talented and like-minded musicians, Quinn has been playing
shows across North America while receiving an ever increasing amount of media
attention. His music has now been featured on over 100+ radio stations
worldwide and gets regular airplay in his hometown of Philadelphia. Notable spins include the "Pick of the
Day" on WXPN in Philadelphia as well as on the nationally syndicated
"Keller's Cellar" broadcast hosted by Keller Williams.
The band’s infectious
energy and musical interplay routinely attract listeners that are admittedly
more accustomed to lyric-based music. With great melodic sensibilities, rhythmic
experimentation and an accessible modern edge, the Dirk Quinn Band is jazz/funk
improvisation at its most exciting!
The Boston Globe as "a night of rocking blues and funk jams," The
Gravel Project is the creation of guitarist, composer, and singer Andrew Gravel
and brother, Hammond B3 organist and composer Jordan Gravel. With a blues rock
sound fused with a funk edge, the band has been creating a buzz with their
eclectic style and gaining momentum in Boston, New Hampshire, and all over the
East Coast. The Gravel Project electrifies crowds with inventive original
songs, creative interpretations of well known classics, and high energy group
improvisation. The band's latest album, "Live at Village Fest"
(released November 2018) showcases a unique versatility through various genres,
and appeals to lovers of rock, blues and jam bands. The Gravel Project is
currently writing new music for another studio record due out later in 2019.
More at https://www.dirkquinn.com/