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Avatar Quinzet plays for Step UP!

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At 3pm SLT, Avatar Quinzet is LIVE Music at Planet Mongo to celebrate Step UP! Day!

Avatar Quinzet (RL Quintin Stephens) got an early start on dulcimer at the age of eight and has played and given workshops on the instrument for more than 34 years. Along the way, he also got sideswiped by a rogue dobro guitar. Starting off playing Carter Family-style, he was seduced by the dark side and discovered Blues/Rock and Delta Slide Blues music. Bringing many of the techniques and tricks over from guitar to the dulcimer, Avatar is especially recognized for his double-stop and two-handed-tapping techniques. He has no qualms about freely adapting styles to create the music he hears in his head.

A 34-year veteran of the RL music business, Avatar is often described as a nod to the traditional with one finger on the Photon Disruptor! From traditional folks songs of early America to smokin’ hot originals, Avatar delivers all on his dulcimer with his distinctly “back-beat” feel that gets everyone up and moving! Or, with his blues music covering such greats as Robert Johnson, Blind Willie Jefferson, Josh White and John Lee Hooker, to modern blues musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Avatar delivers all with his trusty acoustics by his side like a good pair of Colts. His shows cover a lot of ground musically while switching between all these instruments.

Listen to his music at:

RL Concert Footage:

SL Concert Footage:


November 5, 2009 - Posted by | Step Up! Day, Step UP!Party

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