(Venues are free to choose between Bio #1, or Bio #2.)
---- Bio #1 ----
Mike Quinones wanted to be Robin Hood when he was little, but instead, he became a musician (and hasn't regretted it). He hails from western Massachusetts, and has been writing songs ever since he got his first guitar in high school. Musical inspirations have included Paul Simon, Radiohead, The Beatles, and Cat Stevens. His music has been described as passionate, adventurous, and intricate, and features songs with evocative melodies that carry their listeners to unexpected places. He has shared the stage with Vince Welnick of the Grateful Dead, Heather Maloney, The Mobius Band, Olivia Mancini, The Milkman's Union, The Brass, Wishbone Zoe, and many, many others. Mike is currently touring the eastern US, in support of his newly released album, Centuries.
---- Bio #2 ----
Mike Quinones was an Ankylosaurus in a past life, and enjoyed wandering the Cretaceous highlands, eating fresh green shoots and the fruits of flowering plants. The creatures and the landscape of that time were strange and wonderful, and they stirred the music in his heart. Millions of years later, with many doomsdays having come and gone, he was born into the body of a giant catfish, and lived a most interesting life of hunting, resting, and daydreaming. His soul filled with water, and the song of the water mixed with the song of the warm, circling air. Unknown lifetimes in the future, Mike's spirit came to rest in human form, and he took to playing instruments and singing, feeling a need to travel and play, to share the songs that still moved within him.
The Yearling (2010, limited release)
Centuries (2012, December release)
I have at least three hours worth of original material, but can also play a wide variety of covers. I generally adapt my set list to the vibe of the venue.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.
|Jul 14, 2013 Sunday||1:00 PM||The Purple Fiddle||Thomas, WV, US|
|Jul 13, 2013 Saturday||1:00 PM||The Purple Fiddle||Thomas, WV, US|
|Jun 22, 2013 Saturday||8:00 PM||Midtown Scholar Bookstore||Harrisburg, PA, US|
|May 10, 2013 Friday||8:00 PM||The Frederick Coffee Company||Frederick, MD, US|
|Apr 26, 2013 Friday||6:30 PM||The Marketplace Cafe||Sheffield, MA, US|
|Mar 24, 2013 Sunday||8:00 PM||Two Moon Art House and Cafe||Brooklyn, NY, US|
|Mar 8, 2013 Friday||9:00 PM||Radio Bean||Burlington, VT, US|
|Nov 30, 2012 Friday||8:00 PM||Two Moon Art House and Cafe||Brooklyn, NY, US|
|Oct 6, 2012 Saturday||1:00 PM||Brew'd Awakening Coffeehaus||Lowell, MA, US|
|Sep 29, 2012 Saturday||8:00 PM||Radio Bean Coffeehouse||Burlington, VT, US|
|Aug 30, 2012 Thursday||10:00 PM||Slainte Wine Bar||Portland, ME, US|
|Aug 26, 2012 Sunday||1:00 PM||The Purple Fiddle||Thomas, WV, US|
|Aug 25, 2012 Saturday||3:00 PM||The Desert Rose Cafe||Williamsport, MD, US|
|Aug 24, 2012 Friday||12:00 PM||Midtown Scholar Bookstore||Harrisburg, PA, US|
|Aug 17, 2012 Friday||6:00 PM||True Brew Barista||Concord, NH, US|
|Jul 20, 2012 Friday||8:30 PM||Googie's Lounge above the Living Room||New York, NY, US|
|Jul 18, 2012 Wednesday||8:00 PM||Mojo 13||Wilmington, DE, US|
|Jul 8, 2012 Sunday||6:00 PM||The Skinny Pancake||Montpelier, VT, US|
|Jun 21, 2012 Thursday||TBA||Stay tuned- The summer tour schedule is in the works....||many cities, US|
|May 24, 2012 Thursday||6:30 PM||The Marketplace Cafe||Pittsfield, MA, US|
|May 12, 2012 Saturday||6:30 PM||Barrington Stage Company||Pittsfield, MA, US|