The guys in Right On Right On are tight musicians who play a blend of hip-hop, country and jam-band rock, with a few more genres thrown in, too. For my money, Right On Right On is one of the more amusing and musically entertaining bands to watch in the Coachella Valley. John Quinn, the band’s guitarist, stands out with his dreadlocks and face-melting guitar skills. For more information, visit www.rightonrighton.com.
What was the first concert you attended?
June of 2002: Poison, Cinderella, Winger and Faster Pussycat at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif. The local grocery store was giving away free tickets at the checkout, because not enough were sold, and my mom took my younger sister and me.
What was the first album you owned?
Around the same time, I got Harvey Danger’s Where Have All the Merrymakers Gone?; Everclear’s So Much for the Afterglow; and Less Than Jake’s Hello Rockview.
What bands are you listening to right now?
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, My Morning Jacket, Lettuce, The Digs, Dead and Company, The New Mastersounds, the Marcus King Band, Black Pussy, TAUK, Twiddle, Dumpstaphunk, SOJA, Fortunate Youth, Iration, Nattali Rize, Hempress Sativa, Chronixx, Yaadcore, Hirie, and Protoje.
What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone love, but you don’t get?
Thrash metal and hardcore punk.
What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?
What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?
“La Chona” (by Los Tucanes de Tijuana).
What’s your favorite music venue?
La Quinta Brewing Company’s Old Town Taproom.
What’s the one song lyric you can’t get out of your head?
“Let’s give them something to talk about,” from Bonnie Raitt’s “Something to Talk About.”
What band or artist changed your life? How?
Jimi Hendrix. I watched his VH1 Behind the Music documentary almost every day and had a dream about him teaching me guitar in between aisles in a library.
You have one question to ask one musician. What’s the question, and who are you asking?
Jerry Garcia: “What are you Grateful for?”
What song would you like played at your funeral?
Elton John’s “Circle of Life” from The Lion King soundtrack.
Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?
Jimi Hendrix, Are You Experienced.
What song should everyone listen to right now?
My Morning Jacket covering “Purple Rain.” (Scroll down to hear it.)