Great Night at the Mint!

Thanks to everyone who came out the Louisiana State Museum at the U.S. Mint on March 18, 2010 to watch the debut of the film footage of Snoozer Quinn. John Rankin performed beautifully, and really helped explain why Snoozer’s music is so special. A BIG thanks to all the volunteers who came out, too, as well as the Friends of the Cabildo. I hope you all had a great time!

Enjoy these photos by the lovely Sally Asher.

This slides shows Eddie Quinn in 1924, as a senior at Bogalusa High School.

This slide shows Eddie Quinn in 1924, as a senior at Bogalusa High School.

John Rankin demonstrates some of Snoozer Quinn's techniques.

John Rankin demonstrates some of Snoozer Quinn's amazing techniques on guitar.

Some of Snoozer's decendants attended the presentation. L-R, back: Casey Quinn, Foots Quinn, and Kelly Quinn. Lucia Quinn sits in front, holding Snoozer's L0 (or L00).

Some of Snoozer's descendants attended the presentation. L-R, back: Casey Quinn, Foots Quinn, and Kelly Quinn. Lucia Quinn holds Snoozer's Gibson L-0 or L-00.

This guitar belonged to Snoozer Quinn in his later years.

This guitar belonged to Snoozer Quinn in his later years.

John Rankin to Demo Snoozer Style on March 18

I’m excited that New Orleans guitarist John Rankin will be joining me on March 18 at the Louisiana State Museum for my presentation on Snoozer Quinn. John will be there to demonstrate some of the techniques that made Snoozer Quinn such a special, innovative guitar player for his time — such as palm harmonics, detuning, and right hand patterns. John is a longtime Snoozer fan — his mom introduced him to the Wiggs recordings in 1964.

Thanks to Allen Boudreaux for designing the lovely poster art for the March 18 presentation. A small poster-sized PDF can be downloaded here.

Snoozer Web Poster for March 18