Episode 3: Kory Quinn and Mickey Ryan
It was dumping rain one night when I got a call that Mickey Ryan was playing an impromptu show with his buddy Kory Quinn from Portland at Cocina 7, our neighborhood taqueria in Southern Oregon. It was one of those nights - hard to leave the wood stove and the couch. Mickey said, “I think you’ll really dig Kory’s songs.” And he was right. The next day I invited them to the cabin and put a mic up in the room.
Kory’s voice is disarming and full of no bullshit. He used to go to gigs via hitchhiking, that’s how Mickey found him. Mickey plays the hell out of a dobro, is steeped in bluegrass and gigs wherever the music takes him.
Kory shared his songs up close and talked of the craft of songwriting, The Muses, and his favorite thing about touring. Welcome to Episode 3.