Thursday, March 05, 2009

Donovan Quinn

Donovan Quinn is a singer-songwriter from San Francisco, possibly better known to readers of this blog as one half of The Skygreen Leopards (along with Glenn Donaldson). Quinn has released a couple of enchanting 'solo' albums, 2007's 'October Lanterns' and 2008's 'Donovan Quinn & the 13th Month'.

The son of Dave Carter, from the legendary 60's psychedelic rock group Country Weather and named after Donovan Leitch, Quinn began writing songs at a young age. 2001 saw the release of the first Skygreen Leopards CD-R, with whom he has since released several records.

'October Lanterns' , Quinn's first album on his own (not counting various bits and bobs released under the Verdure moniker), is an enchanting, melancholic record that showcases it's authors singular vision and goes someway to shedding an intriguing light on Quinn's input and role in the Skygreen Leopards.

'Donovan Quinn & the 13th Month', released on the fantastic Soft Abuse label, expands on the template set by 'October Lanterns' both sonically and structurally . Aided by a small group of friends & collaborators known as 13th Month (including Jason Quever of Papercuts), Quinn explores his own dark fascinations and influences, including Skip Spence, Basement Tapes-era Bob Dylan and The Jacobites.

MP3: Donovan Quinn & the 13th Month - Quarantine
MP3: Donovan Quinn & the 13th Month - Halloween Candle

Video: Donovan Quinn & the 13th Month - Sister Alchemy

Donovan Quinn & the 13th Month on MySpace
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Previously on SOTR: The Skygreen Leopards

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