Quinn Hedges

Singer/Songwriter

March 2018

I hope you are doing awesome! This is the last month of my break from playing solo shows; I'll be back next month at Prohibition Wine Lounge, House of Oliver, UnWined, and more amazing venues!

The band I am a part of, The Outcome, has some awesome shows this month that we are pumped to be a part of. First off, on Wednesday, March 14th, we will be performing along side of a couple of amazing Sacramento bands (Mondo Deco and Mikey LP & the Krooks) for 98 Rock's "Local Licks" concert series at the Powerhouse Pub in Folsom. Music starts at 8 PM!
The Outcome will also be playing Happy Hour at the World Famous Torch Club on Friday, March 23rd, from 5:30-7:30 PM!
We've been working really hard lately and can't wait to share our tunes with you! Here's a link to The Outcome's EP called "I'll Take It" for sale now!!

The Outcome - I'll Take It (https://the-outcome.bandcamp.com/)

Also...I normally have this at the end of my email, but here are links to the albums I have recorded if you would like to preview or purchase them:

Slightly South of Stormy Clouds (2017) (https://quinnhedges.bandcamp.com/album/slightly-south-of-stormy-clouds)
Step Outside (2012) (http://quinnhedges.bandcamp.com/album/step-outside)
Without You (2010) (http://quinnhedges.bandcamp.com/album/without-you)
Quinn Hedges (2006) (http://quinnhedges.bandcamp.com/album/quinn-hedges)
The Quinn Hedges Band - Live at Harlow's 10/16/2010 (https://quinnhedges.bandcamp.com/album/the-quinn-hedges-band-live-at-harlows-10-16-10)

As always, thank you again for your amazing support! I can't wait to see you in the very near future!

Quinn
www.quinnhedges.com

P.s. If you were wondering what the good news was at the end of my last newsletter, here you go: Davita and I are expecting another little one!! Yup...the due date for the next baby Hedges is 8/17/18. Liam is absolutely thrilled to become a big brother!! Well....he doesn't really talk much yet, but I can tell in his eyes that he's stoked.

P.p.s. Liam's current favorite song is the Van Halen classic, "Drop Dead Legs"! We rock out to this song on a daily basis.

P.p.p.s. I'm excited to see Stone Temple Pilots next week!! It'll be weird to hear them without Scott Weiland, but I'm sure they will rock.

P.p.p.p.s. There are many things I am grateful for in the world and music is by far one of the most important; however, I'd like to share with you how grateful I am for sports.

I know that may sound weird, but let me explain. Being a Philadelphia Eagles fan this season was an amazing thing to experience for more than just watching football on Sundays. The fact that the Eagles played so well inspired me to call my 95 year old Grandfather every Monday morning on my way to work. He would pick up the phone and say, "Well Hello Quinn...How about those Iggles??" We would talk briefly about how awesome Carson Wentz played and then basically catch up on life and so forth. When the Eagles won the game that led them to the Super Bowl we spoke right after the game and shared our enthusiasm and excitement!

As most of you know, the Eagles ended up winning the Super Bowl; however, I never did have the chance to talk with my Grandfather about the game because he became ill and very quickly thereafter, passed away. Although I was upset I was never able to share thoughts of the Eagles very first Super Bowl victory with him, I can't express how grateful I am for how well the Eagles played not so much because they won the big game, but because it allowed me to re-connect with my Grandfather on a regular basis prior to his passing. If this season had gone in a different direction, there's a very good possibility I'd be kicking myself right now for not keeping in touch. Sports are more than just athletic people making tons of money, they are a vessel for cultivating and enhancing relationships. For this, I am extremely grateful.

Rest in Peace Grandad - Fly Eagles Fly!
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Jan & Feb 2018

I hope you are doing awesome! Since I am so tardy with this email, this will serve as my January and February music newsletter.

Although I have decided to take a 3-month break from performing solo (don't worry, I'll be back before you miss me) I will be performing at the following shows:
* Friday - January 26th - The Outcome will be playing at Bella Bru Cafe (Natomas) from 8-10 PM. FREE
* Sunday - January 28th - The Proteau Benefit Show at The Torch Club (Sacramento) from 3-7 PM
+ My good friend, fellow musician, and music engineer extraordinaire, Zack Proteau's parents lost their home and all of their belongings in the recent fires that plagued Northern California. Donations will be accepted at the door and 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the Proteau Family. This show features many amazing Sacramento artists that have decided to donate their time for a wonderful cause.  If you can make it to donate, or check out some amazing music, it will be well appreciated. I'll be performing with The Outcome and with The Authority!
* Saturday - February 3rd - The Outcome will be playing at Yolo Brewing Company from 7-9 PM. This is Jesse's Birthday show!! Come on out and celebrate with us! FREE
* Friday - February 16th - The Outcome will be performing at The Torch Club (Sacramento) from 5:30-7:30 PM. This show is titled the "Yo Momma" show. This is Mike's (bass) mom's birthday, so we have decided to buy all Mom's that attend this show a beer. (Mom's must mention the "Yo Momma" event to a band member in order to collect). FREE
* Friday - February 23rd - The Outcome will be performing at Bella Bru Cafe (Natomas) from 8-10 PM. FREE

Thank you once again for your amazing support! I hope to see you at a show in the near future, and please remember that you are awesome!
Quinn
www.quinnhedges.com

P.s. I was asked to be a guest on 95.7 FM - KDRT's show "Listening Lyrics " last week to talk about my latest album, the Grammy voting process, and to perform some songs live in studio! You can listen to the show here:
http://kdrt.org/audio/quinn-hedges-musics-perfectionist-jan-19th-2018

P.p.s. How about those Philadelphia Eagles?!? Super Bowl Bound! Fingers crossed that they can win their 1st ever Super Bowl ring. Fly Eagles Fly!!!!
P.p.p.s. Liam received a drum kit for Christmas...WTF was I thinking?? Just kidding...he's really getting into it! Check out how serious he is:
P.p.p.p.s. I have some pretty exiting news to share with you next month!

P.p.p.p.p.s. Here are links to the albums I have recorded if you would like to preview or purchase them:

Slightly South of Stormy Clouds (2017) (https://quinnhedges.bandcamp.com/album/slightly-south-of-stormy-clouds)
Step Outside (2012) (http://quinnhedges.bandcamp.com/album/step-outside)
Without You (2010) (http://quinnhedges.bandcamp.com/album/without-you)
Quinn Hedges (2006) (http://quinnhedges.bandcamp.com/album/quinn-hedges)
The Quinn Hedges Band - Live at Harlow's 10/16/2010 (https://quinnhedges.bandcamp.com/album/the-quinn-hedges-band-live-at-harlows-10-16-10)

December 2017

Hey My Friends!

I hope you are doing great!! I've got a ton of amazing shows this month, including:

The Outcome - EP Release Event at Harlow's Night Club
On December 8th, the band I perform in will be officially releasing our "I'll Take It" EP! If you have only seen me perform solo acoustic shows at wine bars and restaurants, this is the perfect opportunity to see me let loose on electric guitar! The Outcome consists of a quartet of highly talented and driven individuals and we can't wait to share what we've been working on so hard with you. Also performing that night is Cover Me Badd (the best cover/dance band in the region and the band my sister Hilary performs in). This will surely be a great night of amazing tunes and good vibes all around. $10 cover.

The Outcome will also be performing at The Torch Club on 12/22 (5:30 PM), and at Bella Bru Cafe on 12/29 (8:00 PM).

Aside from shows with the band, I've also got some killer solo shows lined up this month as well, including:
* Prohibition Wine Lounge on 12/2 (8:00 PM)
* Porchlight Brewing Company  on 12/7 & 12/23 (6:30 PM)
* UnWined on 12/9 (6:30 PM)
* Crooked Lane Brewing on 12/16 (7:00 PM)
* Hyatt Regency Sacramento on New Years Eve (4-8 PM)

Thank you once again for your amazing support! I hope to see you at a show in the near future, and please remember that you are awesome!
Quinn
www.quinnhedges.com

P.s. I just wanted to let you know that I will be taking three months off from performing solo shows beginning 2018. I have been performing nonstop for the last 12 years (plus keeping my day job somehow) and have not really taken much of a break. Now that I have a family, I feel it's time to take a little break to focus in that field and also try writing some new material. I will, however, still be performing in The Outcome. Don't worry though, I'll be back at your favorite venues in April!

P.p.s. I recently performed a show for hospitalized children and it was quite an eye-opener. It is so easy to take the little things, like health, for granted. I can't tell you how wonderfully blessed I am and how I need to do a better job realizing this fact...even as I change my son's poopy diapers...while gagging.

P.p.p.s. How about those Philadelphia Eagles?!? As any fan of Philadelphia sports can relate, I'm cautiously optimistic about how this season is turning out. However, Carson Wentz is the MAN!!

P.p.p.p.s. I am slowly learning every line of my son Liam's favorite movies...Trolls, Moana, and Sing. Seriously, quiz me. How awesome would it be if Queen Poppy ever came across the Heart of Tafiti at the Moon Theater?!?

November 2017

Hey My Friends!

I hope you are doing great! I've got some great shows this month that I'm really excited to share with you. Generally, I start by announcing my solo shows, but this month, I've got some really great news about my band, The Outcome!

THE OUTCOME
We have finally booked an EP Release Show!! Mark your calendars for December 8th as we will be performing at Harlow's Night Club (https://www.harlows.com/) !! The show starts at 9:30 PM!! AND, joining us that evening are our friends, and my favorite cover band, Cover Me Badd (http://www.covermebadd.net) (also the band my sister performs with). This show is long overdue for us and if you have not seen us perform yet, this would be a great opportunity to celebrate our release with us!!

On Friday 11/17, we will be back to playing at our favorite home base, The Torch Club (http://www.torchclub.net) , for Happy Hour from 5:30-7:30 PM.

SOLO SHOWS
First off, I'll be performing for the first time at Porchlight Brewing Company (https://porchlightbrewingcompany.com/) on Friday 11/3 and again on 11/10! I'm excited for that first sip of Porchlight's delicious, cold, and refreshing craft brew after a long work week! Both events go from 6:30-9:30 PM. Free. Also...there will be food trucks!

On 11/25, I'll be back at one of my all-time favorite venues, House of Oliver (http://www.houseofoliver.com/) from7 - 11 PM. Free

On  11/30, I was approached to perform a Sophie's Place Showcase for pediatric patients ages 1-19 of Sutter's Children's Center. I'm really excited to bring some music into the lives of those who need it so desperately. What songs I'm going to perform on the other hand?....I have no clue!

on 12/2, I'm back at another one of my favorite new venues, Prohibition Wine Lounge (http://www.prohibitionwinelounge.com/) , from 8 - 11 PM.

Thank you once again for your amazing support! You are awesome!
Quinn
www.quinnhedges.com

P.s. I'd like to take a quick moment to reflect on all of those who lost their homes, jobs, and even lives in the recent Northern California fires. A very close friend's parents lost their home of many many years and it has been devastating. I'm currently working on setting up a benefit show for their family and will keep you posted!

P.p.p.s. The Hedges family had an amazing time in Yosemite!! Also, Liam was Chucky for Halloween this year!

P.p.p.p.s. Let's Go Eagles!!! As a Philadelphia fan, it's imperative that I remain cautiously optimistic about the team and not get too overly excited....but they have been fun to watch thus far!

October 2017

How the heck are you? I've got a ton of awesome shows to tell you about this month, so I'll just dive right in:

This Friday (10/6), I'm very excited to perform for the first time at Crooked Lane Brewing in Auburn, CA from 7-9 PM. What's better than delicious craft beer and tunes on a Friday night?

On Thursday, 10/12, I'll be performing at the Patient Appreciation and Red Carpet event for Dr. Jon, DDS. He's been my dentist for the last couple of years, but a friend for even longer. If you are looking for a great dentist in Placer County, please check him out HERE (http://drjondds.com/) !

On Friday, 10/13, The Outcome will be traveling to Placerville, CA to perform at PJ's Roadhouse. Music begins at 8 PM. Also, the very talented OnelegChuck will be performing this evening! Should be a great show!

On Friday, 10/20, I'll be back at one of my all-time favorite venues, House of Oliver! I'll be performing from 7-11 PM.

On Saturday, 10/21, I'll be performing at one of the hottest new wine lounges in the area, Prohibition Wine Lounge, in Folsom, CA. Music goes from 8-11 PM.

ALSO - I recently recorded a live performance of all original music at the Access Sacramento Television Studio (Local Cable Channel 17, I believe) that will be aired on 10/17 at 11:00 PM, 10/18 at 3:00 PM, and 10/19 at 7:00 AM. Unfortunately, I do not get this channel, so if you tune in, please let me know how I did!

Also, Also...
The Outcome had another successful day in the studio working on some new material! I'll keep you posted as things progress!

Thank you once again for your amazing support! You are awesome!
Quinn
www.quinnhedges.com

P.s. Rest in Peace Tom Petty. He wrote many great songs...and left us way too young.

P.p.s. My son, Liam, will be dressing up as "Chucky" from Child's Play this Halloween...a 14-month old in dressed in overalls, holding a plastic knife, all while carrying a loaded diaper... What's more scary than that??

P.p.p.s. Well, the Phillies ended their season giving their fans hope for the future. After being in the cellar pretty much the whole season, they did not finish with the worst record in baseball! There were two teams that finished the season with worse records...the Detroit Tigers and....

P.p.p.p.s. The Hedges family is taking a trip to Yosemite for the first time this month! I'm really looking forward to checking this place out! I just hope those big rocks stay put!

P.p.p.p.p.s. If you have any songs they would love to hear me cover at a show, please respond and let me know! I love learning new songs that I might not have chosen to do myself!

September 2017

I hope you had a safe and enjoyable Labor Day! The Hedges family escaped the oppressive Sacramento heat to beautiful Lake Tahoe where Davita and I celebrated our 2 year wedding anniversary! How she has put up with me for this long, I have no idea...

Here is what is going on musically for me this month:

The Outcome
We are really pumped to be performing a few times this month! We'll be rocking out at Yolo Brewing Company on the 16th, and The Porchfest on 9/17! For future upcoming shows and news, please check out our website HERE (http://www.theoutcomeband.com) !

Solo Shows
I'll be performing at some of my favorite venues this month including: House of Oliver, Prohibition Wine Lounge, The Torch Club, and Casque Wines! Check out my calendar below and click on the "Venue" links for more information.

As always, thank you once again for your amazing support! You are awesome!
Quinn
www.quinnhedges.com

P.s. Letting you all know that with a heavy heart, My Grandmother, Pat Livingston, passed away on August 5th (which was also my son's 1st birthday). I cannot express how grateful I am to have had one last visit with her and introduce her to Liam. Here is a picture of us from this past July. You will be missed Grandmom!

P.p.s. I am extremely thankful that I had the opportunity to perform a song that I wrote for my Grandmother at her service. It is a tune called "Goodbye" that I released on my "Without You" album in 2010. If you'd like to take a listen, please CLICK HERE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R9Q7YGIc_M) .

P.p.p.s. Football season is here!!!! Let's go Eagles!!

P.p.p.p.s. Liam loves the movie "Sing", he has started to dance, throw food on the ground, and dunk a basketball all while having a loaded diaper!! Also, at home I think I've grown accustomed to walking around with random cheerios stuck to the bottom of my bare feet...

P.p.p.p.p.s. GGG or Canelo? I'm going with my man from Kazakhstan!

August 2017

How the heck are you? I hope all is well in your world!

Most of the shows I play consist of me performing solo at various awesome wine bars and restaurants, private parties, etc... These solo shows are awesome because they allow me to display my interpretations of a lot of cover songs that I like, while sprinkling in some original tunes as well. While I love these solo shows, they do not allow me to perform with a band and wail on electric guitar. With that said, I am fortunate enough to perform with three highly talented musicians and friends inThe Outcome. We are an original band that takes the craft of songwriting and performing seriously and we have the following amazing shows this month:

  • Torch Club - Friday - 8/4 - 5:30 PM - No Cover
  • Pistol Pete's Brew and Cue - Saturday 8/18 - 9:30 PM - No Cover (w/ House of Mary)
  • Momo Lounge - Wednesday - 8/23 - 8:00 PM - $7 (w/ Michael Ray Trio)

 

Solo Show:
Wildwood Kitchen & Bar - Friday - 8/25 - 7:00 PM - No cover



Thank you once again for your amazing support! You are awesome!
Quinn
www.quinnhedges.com

P.s. Did you know - My music is featured on an awesome weekly Canadian Podcast called Maple Syrup Shots! They have just released their 100th episode! Check them out here: www.maplesyrupshots.com

P.p.s. The Hedges family had a fantastic trip to the east coast last month! I was able to taste deliciously fresh beer at the Dogfish Head Brewery in Delaware, eat an amazing cannoli Mike Pastry's in Boston, and take my son to his first baseball game in Philadelphia.

P.p.p.s. I was very grateful that we were able to introduce Liam to all of his living Great Grandparents. Liam turns 1 year old on August 5th!!! I can't believe how the time flies by! He was a great traveler on our trip back east and even took his first steps in front of his 102 year old Great Grandmother! It was a special moment and we were lucky enough to capture it on film.

P.p.p.p.s. This month Davita and I going to our annual weekend of baseball as the Phillies come into town to face the Giants. These teams are hands down the worst two teams in baseball right now....so these should be competitive games, right?!?

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