Pittston native joins Candlebox

Staff reports | August 6th, 2015 3:16 pm

Good things are happening to Pittston musicians. Native Brian Quinn recently joined Candlebox and began touring with the group on July 23.

Quinn has had some studio time with Le Projet, a new band featuring members of Candlebox, Sevendust and The Infinite Staircase.

The touring guitarist recently finished an East Coast tour with Michael Allman, son of Gregg Allman, and since then his summer has gotten better.

According to a news release, Le Projet, the rock band comprising Kevin Martin and Adam Kury of Candlebox, Morgan Rose of Sevendust and Lenny Cerzosie of The Infinite Staircase, is currently working on their soon-to-be-released debut album and recently invited Quinn to join them in the studio to record.

Adding Quinn to the group was an easy decision, according to Candlebox lead singer Kevin Martin, as he and Quinn had already performed and toured together as label mates on a Warner Brothers subsidiary label. Quinn, the founding member and guitarist of Fosterchild, has over 20 years of professional experience playing and recording with multiple national artists.

“When I first met Brian I remember saying to him, ‘If I ever start another side project or any other musical venture you’re the first person I’m calling to find me a guitar player!’ After the laughter died down, I told him that we’d definitely be working together someday soon,” Martin said in the news release. “That was three or four years ago but, as they say, patience is a virtue. I’m stoked to have him jamming with Le Projet…”

The release continued: Quinn was added to the Candlebox lineup after the band parted ways with long time members Peter Klett and Scott Mercado. Quinn will serve as the lead guitar player for the band’s summer and fall tour, which kicked off July 23 in Louisiana to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the group’s successful sophomore album “Lucy.”

Pittston native Brian Quinn performs with the Michael Allman Band at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains Township in June.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_SD_Brian-Quinn_2.jpgPittston native Brian Quinn performs with the Michael Allman Band at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains Township in June. Bill Tarutis File Photo | For Sunday Dispatch
Pittston native Brian Quinn, right, performs with the Michael Allman Band at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains Township in June.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_SD_Brian-Quinn_3.jpgPittston native Brian Quinn, right, performs with the Michael Allman Band at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains Township in June. Bill Tarutis File Photo | For Sunday Dispatch

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