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Elia Arce, Joe Garcia and Petra Haden were performing in New York ("Unchanging Evidence of Identity") and I went along. One afternoon, while visiting my old friend Lovey, I invited Joe out to the "Tar Beach" for a smke. He thought it would be a great song title, like "Up On the Roof." When recording this with Fred, I asked him to mae it sound like it was playing on a transistor radio left out in the sun, with battery acid leaking out. This is one of my favorite things ever recorded with Fred.


from Deserted Sessions - Rancho de la Luna - 1995​-​2004, released April 25, 2018
Tar Beach (Ted Quinn) - Originally released on the album, "Help Wanted" (2003)


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Teddy Quinn Joshua Tree, California

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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