Tony Quarrington and Zoey Adams, a.k.a. Q&A, launch One More Folk Thing
One-of-a-kind Canadian musical duo Q&A — as in Juno Award-winner Tony Quarrington and his esteemed counterpart Zoey Adams — have delivered the second release in their multi-genre triple EP offering, One More Folk Thing, including the lead single “How Do I Love You?”
Following this summer’s big band-to-ballad exploration that is One More Jazz Thing, One More Folk Thing falls in line with another five tracks that span from old-timey upbeat numbers to slow folk styles.
“Clap along with this happy, little bluegrass love song,” Zoe said of the album’s first preview track, “How Do I Love You?” a lively duet spotlighting sounds of the fiddle, banjo, and guitar.
“Redbird” lands as another bluegrass-based tune, while “Hold On” and “Last One In Love” slow the pace with “Hold” being an intimate, personal anthem and “Last” being a whimsical yet poignant look at love.
“This is a cautionary tale about paying it forward,” Tony said of the album’s closer, “Big Bump (At The End Of The Road).” “The track has a gospel feel to it, including a killer Hammond organ solo.”
One More Folk Thing is the second in this year’s three-part EP project released via Sonic Peach Music that focuses on specific genres of music through the lens of this spectacularly diverse and uniquely talented pair.
Tony is an acclaimed jazz guitarist, composer, and songwriter with hundreds of multi-genre credits to his name. Zoe is an artist long-lauded for her work in theatre, movies, radio, and corporate entertainment.
The duo has been making music together in some form or another for the better part of two decades – Q&A quite literally holds 100 years of professional experience between them – and the results have included a long stint as the nostalgic jazz duo Paper Moon and work on Vinyl Cafe: The Musical — in which Tony sang the role of Dave and Zoe sang the parts of Morley, Stephanie, and Sam.
“The pleasure we took in that project convinced us to work together even more,” Tony recalled.
That pleasure is now ours with the release of One More Folk Thing.