I finally have the details about the album release for "Slightly South of Stormy Clouds"!!
So, I've been writing these monthly newsletters for over 10 years now (thank you for reading!) and I want to give you a little background about myself. I was raised in a family of talented musicians and grew up singing. I also played piano, trumpet, and bass before landing on guitar. I even performed and sang Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" in front of my entire high school after onlya few months of playing guitar. I'm telling you this because I always had the desire to perform. However, when I was 18, I wrote my first song from start to finish, and it was life-changing. After earning my BA degree in music I set a goal for myself to write, record, and release an album and in 2005, Iaccomplished that goal by releasing my first album, "Quinn Hedges". Further, in 2010, I released "Without You", and in 2012, my band released "Step Outside".
To be completely honest, I don't earn very much money from doing these albums. Aside from my full-time day job, I get paid for performing music on a regular basis...and most of that money goes directly back into my music. So you may ask yourself, what's the purpose? Why are you doing this for very little financial gain? The answer is simple. I don't have a choice. Writing songs has become avery personal, healing, and spiritual process for me and is something that I absolutely need in my life.
In 2013, I set another goal for myself, to record an album without taking any shortcuts. So, I set out to work with the best musicians I could possibly affordto create an album as if it were the last one I ever make. Today I am here to let you know that, along with an exceptional team, I have accomplished this goal. There is not one note or sound on this album that I would change.
'Slightly South of Stormy Clouds' has been the accumulation of over three years of hard work spanning from Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Sacramento. This album is far and away the best project that I have been a part of, and I cannot express how proud of it I am, andhow proud I am of everyone who has helped me make this album such a great experience along the way!
The album was completed in August of 2016 but I was not ready to present it to the public yet. With so much effort going into the making of this record, I felt it deserved more than just your regular "album release concert". So...I thought outside of the box and decided to produce a film and then release it in a movie theater, where sound systems are amazing!! Further, a few other people, including myself, have taken on the production separate videos for each song on the album to be compiled into a movie that will play the album in its entirety! My hopes are that this will be a truly memorable listening experience.
March 23rd at Century Blue Oaks Theater in Rocklin at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $20/each and the price includes a copy of the album. There are limited seats available, so if you want to attend, please purchase your tickets ASAP.
Thank you for your amazing support! I hope to see you on March 23rd!
P.s. The Outcome (http://www.theoutcomeband.com) has some really exciting shows coming up that I can't wait to tell you all about! We are currently writing new material and gearing up for a big Summer! Details forthcoming.
P.p.s. Congratulations to Tom Brady and the Patriots...now it's finally time to focus on the upcoming baseball season.
P.p.p.s. Nerd Alert - My son Liam is now 6 months old. He wears these diapers and when he has gone potty in them, a blue line appears. After I change him, I pick up my guitar and perform my latest single, "My Son's Got A Blue Line (Because of Pee Pee)". I think he digs it!
P.p.p.p.s. No, "My Son's Got A Blue Line (Because of Pee Pee)", did not make it on "Slightly South of Stormy Clouds"...