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I wrote these lyrics upon hearing the news about Matthew Shepard, a student at the University of Wyoming who was beaten, tortured, and left to die near Laramie in 1998. The song isn't so much a protest as it was meant as a prayer.


from Deserted Sessions - Rancho de la Luna - 1995​-​2004, released April 25, 2018
Shepherd Boy (Ted Quinn-Tony Mason) - Originally released as Dig Your Own Cactus on the album, "Design" (2000)


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Ted aka Teddy Quinn, a singer, songwriter, artist, activist, journalist in Joshua Tree, California, helped foster the burgeoning Hi Desert Music community at places like Beatnik Cafe, Joshua Tree Saloon, Pappy & Harriets, Radio Free Joshua Tree & Rancho de la Luna, since the early 90s, helping to define the sound associated with this Bohemian outpost in the Mojave. TBA: An autobiodocart film! ... more

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