Lantzville fiddler Quin Etheridge-Pedden is releasing his second album, Out of the Blue. (Photo courtesy Kelli Etheridge)

Lantzville fiddler releases new album on his 18th birthday

Quin Etheridge-Pedden showcased ‘Out of the Blue’ with live-streamed concert

Quin Etheridge-Pedden is celebrating his 18th birthday with a new album.

On May 1 the Lantzville fiddler released his second record, Out of the Blue. It’s his first album to be composed entirely of original material, as Etheridge-Pedden’s debut, Embark, released May 1, 2017, was made up of mostly covers.

“The biggest thing was probably just being able to say that this was all of my work and this is everything that I have,” he said.

Etheridge-Pedden launched the record with a CD release concert at the Duncan Showroom. He was set to play to an empty venue, as the performance live-streamed on the Duncan Showroom Facebook page. It was to be a solo show, with Etheridge-Pedden playing guitar, fiddle and cajon box drum with the help of a loop pedal and some effects.

“I think it’s going to be a bit weird,” he said prior to his live-stream debut. “But it’s something I’ll have to get used to where we’re at right now. But it’ll be fun.“

Etheridge-Pedden said he’s been working on the album for the past two years, but he’s been getting ideas for it since right after Embark. During that time he released his first song featuring himself on vocals, he’s “really been working on my guitar skills” and his composing has become more complex and “thought-out.”

“My goal was just do everything that I can, which is the fiddle and the guitar parts, and bring in the musicians that I need to support me to take it to the next level, which is the instruments that I can’t play,” he said.

Other musicians on the record include past collaborators Nick Mintenko on bass, Sara Marreiros on vocals and Geoff Horrocks on piano. Also appearing is 17-year-old drummer Sara Varro. While Etheridge-Pedden started his musical career as a traditional fiddle player, he said he the new record defies categorization.

“It’s a little bit hard to define, I would say,” Etheridge-Pedden said. “I think where it comes from is quite Celtic, but I’ve taken it kind of in a contemporary way and added some newer styles and newer twists on the music.”

Out of the Blue is available here.



arts@nanaimobulletin.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Music

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

COVID Creations opens at the Art Gallery

Rental and sales exhibition features works by 34 local artists

Daniel Lapp’s West Coast Kitchen Party

Join BC’s highly renowned fiddler and folk artist Daniel Lapp for a… Continue reading

Emily Carr show wraps up Canadian Tour at Royal BC Museum

Fresh Seeing opens with exclusive addition of T’anuu

Antimatter festival adapts

Hybrid model brings 100 films

Nanaimo-based ceramic artist Joe Lyons is presenting his first solo exhibition, ‘Poppin Bottles Soda Distraction,’ at Nanaimo Ceramic Arts from Oct. 26 to Nov. 12. (Josef Jacobson/The News Bulletin)
Nanaimo-based ceramic artist showcases variety of bottles in first solo show

Joe Lyons presents ‘Poppin Bottles Soda Distraction’ at Nanaimo Ceramic Arts

Toronto poet Robert Priest is presenting an online reading on Oct. 24. (Photo courtesy Allen Booth)
Nanaimo spoken word society presents online reading by prolific Toronto poet

Robert Priest to dip into 40-year catalogue for upcoming Zoom reading

Nanaimo singer Elise Boulanger releases her new single, ‘Cigarettes et rosé’ on Oct. 11. (Photo courtesy Laura Baldwinson)
Nanaimo singer releasing new single inspired by overheard conversations

Elise Boulanger to unveil ‘Cigarettes et rosé,’ accompanying ukulele tutorial video to come

Lee Porteous will be one of the performers at the Duncan Showroom’s storytelling event later this month. (Photo Submitted)
Duncan Showroom hosts storytellers series

Monthly shows will be broadcast live on YouTube

The 2020 City of Victoria Youth Poet Laureate Neko Smart will give up her seat for the next young poet in January. (Contributed/ Jeremy Loveday)
Nominations open for Victoria’s 2021 Youth Poet Laureate

Honourary one-year term reserved for region’s emerging poets

Joëlle Rabu and Nico Rhodes present No Regrets, a live-streamed and in-person show featuring the songs of French singer Édith Piaf at the Port Theatre on Oct. 17. (Photo courtesy Vital Image)
Nanaimo mother-son duo pay tribute to Édith Piaf in Nanaimo

Vocalist Joëlle Rabu and pianist and arranger Nico Rhodes present ‘No Regrets’ show Oct. 17

Local poets Ian Cognito and Pat Smekal are releasing their latest collection, ‘Old Bones and Battered Bookends.’ (Photo courtesy Literacy Central Vancouver Island/Image by Jacques Gamelin)
Nanaimo area poets release anthology on aging

Ian Cognito and Pat Smekal present ‘Old Bones and Battered Bookends’

The Arts Alive sculpture Winds of Time by Linda Lindsay which sat in front of the Pharmasave on Oak Bay Avenue in 2019 has been purchased anonymously and will be mounted in the King George Terrace parking lot. (Photo from OakBay.ca)
Winds of Time breezes onto Oak Bay lookout

Donor bought Arts Alive sculpture for Oak Bay lookout

Most Read