The Quietus - A new rock music and pop culture website

Baker's Dozen

Sharp Dressed Fan: Billy Gibbons Of ZZ Top's Favourite Albums
Kiran Acharya , September 14th, 2016 08:38

As ZZ Top take their live greatest hits album on tour, their lead singer and guitarist Billy Gibbons talks Kiran Acharya through his top 13 LPs, setting aside some of his more well-worn classics in favour of recent favourites

Quinn_sullivan_1473783083_resize_460x400

Quinn Sullivan – Midnight Highway
I was a little sceptical at first, because he's so young. The term 'blues' has come to be quite different than what I know as blues in a traditional sense. I've been tagged as this blues-rock guitar player and on more than a tolerable number of occasions I've been accosted by people who say, "You must listen to this new young guy! A blues player, you won't believe it!" And usually, no, I don't.



Quinn Sullivan seems to have what it takes. The 'blues' seems to be rediscovered about every ten years but in this case I think it's well done. It's certainly encouraging. Interpreting the blues in an appealing manner is not so different than attempting to speak a recently-learned foreign language. You can memorise the instruction book but it's the dialect that allows you to enter the society as a true speaker of the language.


If you love our features, news and reviews, please support what we do with a one-off or regular donation. Year-on-year, our corporate advertising is down by around 90% - a figure that threatens to sink The Quietus. Hit this link to find out more and keep on Black Sky Thinking.