February 12, 2006
The Hotel Caf
Contact: Meredith Sloane/Melon Media, 310-482-3462;
The Players: Quincy, guitar, vocals; Ian Walker, bass; Aaron Sterling, drums; Brad Gordon, keys, accordion, clarinet, BGV; Geoff Pearlman, electric guitar, banjo, ukulele, BGV; Stewart Cole, trumpet.
Material: Combining Americana and rockabilly with old-fashioned
country, amid tejano rhythms, Quincy is a cross between Dwight
Yoakam, Chris Isaak and Norah Jones. Quincy is a favorite at local
indie station KCRW 89.9 and has been receiving airplay. Her songs
are catchy and lodge easily in your memory, instinctively making you want to whistle them, while the toe-tapping, infectious melodies
are extremely engaging.
Musicianship: Quincy's ensemble of musicians is incredible. Of particular note is the guitar, banjo and lap steel of Pearlman, which set the tone for the music. Adding to that is the rich accordion, clarinet and keys of Gordon, which are bright without being overpowering. Walker's bass and Sterling's drums lay a solid foundation and Cole's trumpet fills in nicely, giving the music an old-time radio feel. Quincy's simple guitar playing and rich voice are the icing on the cake of this musical treat.
Performance: Performing for a large crowd at the Hotel Caf, Quincy and her band displayed a perfect blend of instruments and
voices, which resulted in a pleasing sound, especially on "Heart Wide Open." The crowd was enthusiastic and Quincy's inviting bravado triggered enthusiastic audience interaction. The a cappella song, "Jo Jo," exemplified her confidence and versatility as a vocalist.
Summary: Quincy makes Americana music seem like it's the coolest sound around. With an original and crafty songwriting
approach, coupled with a distinctive voice, this artist really belongs
on the road and on radio dials. As a chanteuse, Quincy is ready to fly.
by Bob Leggett, ^ Click Here to View Article ^ - Music Connection