SecondLife Singer/Songwriter Showcase



Quinton Whitman - Second Life

Q's performances stimulate your senses, awaken your mind, and enrich your soul...his deep melodious voice and awesome guitar (acoustic & electric) playing combine as he performs a mixture of music genres from rock, to ballads, to traditional folk songs. The variety in his shows is a given including many of his originals, and covers including  Donovan, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Jerry Jeff Walker, Talking Heads, Cat Stevens, Lowell George, Utah Phillips, John Prine, Moody Blues, Lefty Frizzell, Waterboys, Led Zeppelin & more

Tallan White - RL

Quinton Whitman's (Tallan White / Tim White in RL) unique style has been shaped by a myraid of influences. From the traditional Appalachian mountain music and storytelling of his grandparents and artist such as Woddy Guthrie; to the bluegrass and country music that surrounded him growing up by those such as Doc Watson and Johnny Cash; to the folk and political songs of singer/songwriters like Muddy Waters, Pete Seager, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, David Bromberg, Norman Blake and Crosby, Stills & Nash that inspired him in his teens; to the intricate, haunting picking styles of an assortment of artists.

Throw in 4 years performing country with the Flaherty Brothers Band, a 12 year jaunt with the jazz/fusion band Still Portrait, then 5 years with the rock band The Ride, and you begin to understand the depth that is evident in his singing, playing and writing.

Born in the the mountain state old West Virginia, Tallan began playing guitar when he was 12 years old. Though he always continued to play guitar, for most years he was primarily known as a bass player - transitioning from rock to country to jazz back to rock. His first love though was, and is, the guitar and he has returned to it full force when he discovered the virtual world of Second Life and began streaming in live shows as a solo performer.

Tallan's performances take the listener on a wild journey through music and life - traditional mountain songs or folk song may lead to stories about his family's life in the mountains .... rock and country songs often prompt topical social commentaries ... and throughout it all, he intersperses his shows with orginal songs that range from lush, instrumental portraits to songs whose verses can be poigant or humorous or sometimes biting depictions of modern life.


1. Why are you a singer/songwriter?

Great question, not sure if I have a great answer. I have been writing song now and then all my life. I guess because I see or hear a story and need to tel it.

2.  What is your musical background? Do you have a musical family or did you just fall into songwriting all on your own?

3. What sorts of things have you done to improve your songwriting?

I read, listen and live. I pay attendtion to they styles that I enjoy how theya re built and how the theory works in them.

4. Have you written any songs in the last 12 months? What are you working on now and where do you feel your music is headed?

I am always writing songs, have written a few luesy kinda song the last 12 months. But always have songs in my head that just havent totally come out.

I am currently working on my 3rd solo collectio, album, cd whatever you would like to call it.

nd prcticing my guitar skills, exploring new way of expression.

5. And finally, what advice would you give anyone looking to follow a similar path to yours?

Not an easy road to follow. Takes a lot of patience , perserverance and friends .

I am no star by any means, not many are who follow the path, The love of music and need to xpress it is key I think.

QUINTON LINKS\tallanwhite

The QUINTON MP3 Sample from his show on September 14.