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Favorite Things – Suggestions From Nashville Soul Singer Quinn DeVeaux

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We’re always fussy with new soul music because it’s so hard for younger artists to measure up to the greats.

But every so often you hear an up-and-comer that excites the earbuds.

And that’s the case with Nashville’s Quinn DeVeaux and his music.

We’ve listened to DeVeaux’s new LP Book of Soul, which was recently released via QDV records.

The verdict?

We’re impressed — particularly with such stand-outs as “Been Too Long”; “Gimme Your Love”; and “Trouble.”

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Below, DeVeaux tell us about some of his Favorite Things.

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MY FAVORITE MOVIE, AND WHY

No one in their right mind can narrow it down to one movie but a strong contender for me would be Apocalypse Now by Francis Ford Coppola.  One of the first scenes where Captain Willard/Martin Sheen is losing his mind naked, bouncing off the walls of his room in some corner of the war is so good.  Some military dudes come in and ask him if he’s doing alright and he says “what’s it look like?” Ha so funny.

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Quinn DeVeaux Orange Wall - Photo by elena Kulikova

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MY FAVORITE BOOK, AND WHY

Best book I read recently was The Nix by Nathan Hill. So engaging, so funny, so warm and honest about its characters, just a great book.  One quote “..despite what the newspapers said it was not the time of free-love, it was the time of free-love writing, when free-love was widely condemned, rarely practiced, and terrifically marketed.”

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Quinn DeVeaux Upwards - Photo by elena Kulikova

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MY PLACE I WANT TO VISIT, AND WHY

Probably I would want to go back to Seville (Spain).  I love flamenco and I wish I could see the real deal here but so far haven’t been able to find what I’m looking for.  Gimme some little underground bar there with cheap drinks and food and great flamenco guitar and flamenco dancers and good weather and someone to watch the show with and a little money in my account and I’m happy.

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MY FAVORITE OUTFIT, AND WHY …

I like simple and comfortable clothes. Something I can just step out of the shower and into without too many buttons or general hubbub but that also looks clean.  I also like to get help when shopping.  Nothing beats another set of eyes ’cause I always second guess if a thing works. Moonrise Canyon Vintage in Mt Shasta (CA) is a place I’m excited to get back to and dress myself:)

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IMAGE CREDITS

* Lead-In Image (Quinn DeVeaux on couch) – Courtesy of Photographer Paul Waters

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* Record Cover – Book of Soul – Courtesy of QDV Records

* Quinn DeVeaux (Orange Wall) – Courtesy of Photographer Elena Kulikova

* Quinn DeVeaux (Upwards) – Courtesy of Photographer Elena Kulikova

* Bottom Portrait (White Jacket) – Courtesy of Photographer Elena Kulikova

* Bottom Portrait (Blue Jacket) – Courtesy of Photographer Bridget Rexford