Photo: Eva Soltes
Ted Quinn is a singer/songwriter and cultural activist who moved from Hollywood and a childhood acting career to Joshua Tree in the early 90's, where he was instrumental in establishing the Rancho de la Luna recording studio with friend and collaborator Fred Drake. Over the past decade, Quinn has hosted thousands of performances locally in his weekly open mic's, as seen in the PBS-aired documentary; "Nowhere Now: The Ballad of Joshua Tree." The recently released "Mother & Child" is Quinn's ninth album recorded since moving to the desert and a songbook containing over 100 of Quinn's original compositions, "Things Worth Keeping" will be displayed at his solo concert this week at the Harrison House in Joshua Tree.
(born) La porte, Indiana; (raised) Hollywood, California; (escaped to) Joshua Tree.
In a relationship; father of one.
Who needs a hobby when you have music in your life & what could be more interesting than having a child?
Most Interesting Person I've Met
I’ve been blessed with meeting many interesting people in my life from Orson Welles to Frank Zappa, but a little girl who beat cancer at age four – now 30! -and an 80+ year old alchemist/journalist named Art Kunkin are among the most interesting people I’ve really gotten to know.
I'd Give Anything To...
Never ever give up.
Let Me Let You In On A Little Secret
I <3 human beings.
Most Memorable Z1077 Event
I pulled over in my car on hwy 62 & wrote a song called ‘the never ending tour’ after hearing on the radio about an incident where music fans were trampled in a nightclub in Chicago. I drove directly to the station where a friend was the DJ & played the song for the very first time, ‘live’ on the air.
How I Keep My Daily Work Tasks Creative
Is there any other way?
My Favorite Thing To Watch On TV Right Now
Netflix instant watch on the computer, mostly underground classics & documentaries.
What's In My CD Player Right Now
Positively Bob Dylan with an everpresent chance of Beatles.