Chris's solo performances have been described by fellow musicians as "a masterclass in the acoustic guitar", his songs have been critically acclaimed in publications such as Acoustic Magazine and SONGLiNES and his recordings have received airplay on countless radio stations across the world including Mark Radcliffe's benchmark show the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show.
As a teacher Chris has taught in every setting, from primary schools to specialist universities. Currently he gives live residential retreats on blues, folk, jazz and acoustic guitar throughout the year.
He is an annual fixture at the UK IGF Summer School in Bath as the Acoustic Guitar Course Teacher. This is the week long course set up by the editors of Guitarist and Guitar Techniques Magazine.
Of course Chris does the majority of his teaching via this site. It's an incredible place for guitarists wanting to improve fast, get real personal coaching, and access to the ever growing wealth of learning resources - amazingly because of the technology it's possible at the fraction of the cost of a local teacher but has far more value.
Away from his tuition work when performing live Chris Quinn delivers a genre bending set covering everything that sits within the "roots music" category;
Original songs, bluegrass flatpicking (honed from numerous USA tours), delta blues, beautiful and authentic Celtic ballads and fingerstyle pieces, intricate DADGAD workouts, hot jazz swing guitar, ragtime and much more.
His shows are delivered with humour, musical explanations and uplifting stories about his time on the road.
When not playing solo Chris is often seen performing alongside many of the planet's most revered guitarists including Robin Nolan, Clive Carroll, John Doyle, Martin Taylor, Paulus Schäfer and Stochelo Rosenberg.