Chris Quinn with acoustic guitar

Growing up in British army quarters in Germany surrounded by Celtic music, bluegrass, roots music and jazz, Chris Quinn was heavily influenced by British folk and American roots music from a very early age; often straight from the many touring musicians passing through to visit and play music with his father, an active member and club organiser on the forces folk scene.

Live, Chris’ shows cover a wide range of acoustic music alongside his own material. From authentic interpretations of traditional and contemporary British folk songs to lightning quick bluegrass flat picking and from intricate finger style delta blues and swing jazz numbers to instrumental solo guitar pieces.

Over the years, the Shrewsbury based singer songwriter and acoustic guitarist Chris has carved out a name for himself, having played hundreds of shows worldwide: along the way he’s wooed audience at venues like BB Kings New York, Cambridge Folk Festival, London’s Royal Albert Hall and he’s even had a stint as the opening act for the Jools Holland Orchestra.

Those of you who have attended his previous WHC gigs - either solo or with gypsy legend Paulus Schäfer - will know that the many plaudits from the mainstream music press hold true: he is, as Maverick Magazine has said “a master of the acoustic guitar and a quality songwriter”.

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