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This is another of the many songs I wrote with Johnny Vargas in the period of 1994-95, which led to my collaborating with Tony Mason. At one point Johnny and I loss of communication and Johnny left the recording project we'd begun with Fred. Tony was called in to replace Johnny's guitar with his own. I think this song illustrates Johnny's gift for melody, which is only natural since he is such an avid lover of music, whom I'd met as a young teenager, shopping in a store called Record Paradise on Hollywood Boulevard, beginning a long and sometimes rocky friendship which has lasted close to 50 years, including a band we had together in th mid 80s called the New Flesh.


from Deserted Sessions - Rancho de la Luna - 1995​-​2004, released April 25, 2018
Stray Arrow (Ted Quinn-John Vargas) - Originally released as Ted Quinn & Friends on the album, "Canvas" (1998)


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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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