Not only did Quinn Sullivan catch the eye of Rolling Stone magazine just after his performance at Eric Clapton’s Guitar Crossroads Festival in this online blog post, but they decided to devote a page of their print magazine to him too. This week’s issue of Rolling Stone goes a little more in depth into how Quinn got started at such a young age (As his guitar teacher says, “I showed him how to play an A-major chord, and as soon as he wrapped his fingers around it, he started signing ‘Oh! Darling.’ by the Beatles”) and how a few early successes opened doors he never could have imagined (The Ellen Degeneres Show, Oprah, Jimmy Kimmel, and more). With just over a month to go before his album Getting There is released and a summer tour getting underway his future is looking brighter than ever.
The buzz from Quinn Sullivan’s performance at Madison Square Gardens started the rounds on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube within minutes of his performance but today marks a new chapter in this young musician’s clip file—none other than Rolling Stone magazine has featured him on their website. Reporter Patrick Doyle interviewed him just after the Madison Square Garden show and got his thoughts on getting two standing ovations (“surreal”) and what it is like to have so much respect from the guitar impresarios at such a young age. Check out his full interview in the link below.
Photo by Chuck Lanza