Ted Quinn
Ted Quinn

Ted Quinn is an artist, musician and cultural activist, as profiled in the documentary, 'Nowhere Now: the Ballad of Joshua Tree;” Host of the Local Music Showcase on Z107.7 FM in Joshua Tree, California.

As President and Music director for Morongo Basin Arts Council, Quinn produced two compilation CD's, featuring many of the desert's most interesting musicians, while presiding over the 2011 Hwy 62 Art Tours, the area's largest annual Arts event.
Since moving to Joshua Tree in the mid-nineties, Quinn has produced ten albums of his original music, including several which were recorded over a decades-long relationship with the legendary Rancho de la Luna studio.

Quinn has hosted thousands of performances at weekly open mics, currently presenting dozens of singers, songwriters, poets and comedians, weekly, at Pappy & Harriet's in Pioneertown and at the Joshua Tree Saloon.

Quinn's professional career began one half century ago, as a child actor in Hollywood.

Q&A

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/teddyboythemightyquinn

WHAT INSPIRES ME: the natural landscape, heartfelt music, fatherhood

FAVORITE PLACE TO GET AWAY IN MY AREA: Joshua Tree National Park

FAVORITE WRITERS: Iris Berry, Francesca Lia Block, Ruben Martinez,

ARTIST/CREATIVE YOU’D WANT TO HAVE LUNCH WITH: Yoko Ono, Brian Eno, Kurzweill

PERFECT SOUNDTRACK FOR WRITING: Fred Drake, The Sky Party

WHY I LOVE WHERE I LIVE: The view is endless by day, starry sky is boundless by night, both of whioch feed a person's creativity, as evidenced by the number of creatives constantly 'discovering' and relocating here, for a quieter, slower pace and the support of a conscious community.


ART YOU MAKE (IF YOU MAKE ANY...): I've made ten albums of my original music since moving to the desert in the mid-90s. I'm working on a film. I love painting, drawing and writing.

Recent Articles
Waitress Anthropologist Candacy Taylor Goes Beyond 'the Counter'
Waitress Anthropologist Candacy Taylor Goes Beyond 'the Counter'
San Francisco photojournalist Candacy Taylor followed her interest in the social dynamics of traditional female work roles to Twentynine Palms and never looked back. Salons and diners are her subjects of choice.
Poetic Travels with Jenifer Palmer Lacy
Poetic Travels with Jenifer Palmer Lacy
Multi-disciplinary artist Jenifer Palmer Lacy specializes in capturing the stark geography of the Southwest in her work.
Art Along a Desert Highway
Art Along a Desert Highway
Hwy 62 Art Tours has evolved into a major arts happening in Southern California and it includes performances by the desert circus fantasy group Zircon Wish.
Furst World Order: Peace in the Desert
Furst World Order: Peace in the Desert
At the Pagan Fancy Dress Ball and Benefit, the artists, musicians, eccentrics and oddballs who populate the close-knit community of Joshua Tree are building their own renaissance, high in the desert.
Big Black and Bulwinkle at Harrison House
Big Black and Bulwinkle at Harrison House
Fifteen years after his last show of new work, Mark Bulwinkle's sculpture installations decorate the inside and out of Harrison House in Joshua Tree.
Shari Elf: Maximum Creativity at Minimum Wage
Shari Elf: Maximum Creativity at Minimum Wage
Shari Elf,an artist, singer-songwriter, raw foods chef, community builder, self-healer and 'enforcer of goodness,' makes art from discarded and found objects.
The Glass Outhouse's Out-There Archetype and Anarchy
The Glass Outhouse's Out-There Archetype and Anarchy
After 29 Palms, a half hour past Joshua Tree, which is as far as anyone would likely go, you have found the most unlikely of places, the Glass Outhouse Gallery and the opening night of "Archetype and Anarchy" is in full swing.
Stupid Tuesday at the Saloony Bin
Stupid Tuesday at the Saloony Bin
Regulars at the Joshua Tree Saloon in San Bernardino County include the odd combination of old bikers, faded rock stars, Silverlake hipsters, Marines, and, of course, cowboys.
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