This month marks the two-year anniversary when a Clinton native was featured on a nationally televised singing competition.
Former Clintonian Ryan Quinn was a contestant on ‘The Voice’ this month in 2016.
Quinn competed in the Blind Auditions, Battle Rounds, Knockout Rounds and Live Playoffs. However, after his performance in the Live Playoffs, Quinn did not receive enough votes from the viewing audience to keep him in the Top 12, and his coach did not save him. Quinn was sent
home from the show April 13, 2016.
Although he didn’t make it to the end of the singing contest, the show was a stepping-stone for the new singer. Quinn said looking back on his time on ‘The Voice’, it was a blur.
“I can’t believe that two years has already passed. I do get reminiscent about it. I’m still close with a handful of the contestants,” he said.
From his fame of being on the show, Quinn travels around the country doing what he loves to do. Quinn currently lives in Los Angeles. He’s been featured at multiple colleges and
universities. He’s had opportunities to sing in bars and clubs.
One big opportunity that came about recently was pairing up with the keyboardist from The Who, Loren Gold.
Yes, that’s The Who. You know, the band that sings about “my generation” and “seeing for miles.”
According to The Who’s official website, “Loren Gold is a Los Angeles-based keyboard player, music director, and songwriter. Raised in Palo Alto, California, he has toured extensively since 2000 with various recording artists. Gold has been the touring keyboardist and vocalist for Roger Daltrey since 2009, and in 2012 began touring with The Who.”
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