Summery greets to you all!
It’s been another zoom of a spring. I’m just back from the annual 3 1/2 week relaxofest at the Kerrville Folk Festival, the best 12 fret program I’ve ever been to and this year was my 37th year! Lotsa guitar, late nights, that sweet Medina river, songs songs songs, and no computer for three weeks – the best retreat from this spinny whirl. Now I’m back in the cityzoom and it already feels like a dream... Whoa...
Here in Oregon now invigourated, just past another birthday and ready to spring into action and it's bout time. This weekend I play a Wordless Guitar gig out on the patio of 16 Tons in South Eugene and then it's Oregon Country Fair time again. This year's dream Qband is non pareil too: Jason Montgomery on bass, Lewi Longmire on mandolin, Michelle Alany on fiddle, Simon Lucas on drums and percussion and me, singing and playing with these great musicians. Hit the Fair link above for the whole amazing three day schedule.
I just pressed the 2nd run of my new CD The Sound of Photosynthesis. Somehow 1000 of em already sold so I had to get more made. It’s been getting airplay all over the worldsphere and it’s available at my gigs in person and online at brianqtn.bandcamp.com. I hear itunes has it now too and CDBaby but if you order directly from me. you get album quality files or actual CDs and, it’s so much better. I send em out quick.
Here's my dates to fig yer raisin consciousness:
You can find me here in a wild musical spin:
••• SAT. JULY 1 – QTNSTRUMENTAL WORDLESS GUITAR •••
16 Tons in Eugene; 2864 Willamette St. on the Patio
6 to 8 pm. Free. All ages welcome!
••• OREGON COUNTRY FAIR JULY 8, 9 & 10 •••
The QBand this year is Lewi Longmire, Jason Montgomery,
Michelle Alany, Simon Lucas and spontenacious guests.
We have two official sets:
FRIDAY JULY 7 BLUE MOON 12:20 pm
SATURDAY JULY 8 COMMUNITY VILLAGE 4 pm
SUNDAY JULY 9 SHADY GROVE 4:20 pm
••• WEDS. JULY 12 – SCOBERT PARK, EUGENE – 6:30 pm •••
The annual post OCF exhale concert!
Picnics, kids, dogs, families and cookies encouraged.
••• THURS. JULY 13 – SAM BOND'S, EUGENE – 8:30 pm •••
A new version of last summer's Splendicious Songwriting
with a set of QTN tuneage preceded by a set from
••• SAT. JULY 22 – ALBERTA ROSE THEATRE, PDX – 8 pm •••
Sharing the evening at this fabulous Portland theatre with the most awesomest Austin sista, the one and only PATRICE PIKE (EX-SISTER 7, LITTLE SISTER). We’re each doing a set and tickets are on sale now for $15 in advance at albertarosetheatre.com.
More on this soon.