34 Degrees 32 Minutes
Friction Farm is guitarist/vocalist Aidan Quinn and bassist/vocalist Christine Stay. Their strong musicianship and keen songwriting sensibilities make Friction Farm instantly likeable. "...infectiously hummable tunes..." New Times With just two people and two instruments, they create a lot of sound and a diverse repertoire. Friction Farm's sound is built around Aidan's the big jangly guitar strum. He'll hypnotize your feet into tapping along, then snap you out of it with some intricate flat picking. "Aidan Quinn's skillful lead guitar licks gave Friction Farm an edge of rock..." Ink 19 Christine has a vocal and lyrical intensity that conveys a wide range of expression, intimate and vulnerable in one song, powerful and angst ridden in the next. With Aidan's vocal thrown in the mix they recall classic 60's harmonies. "Whether singing at a near whisper or belting for the rafters, her vocal confidence and melodic tone never waiver." City Link Magazine While the singer-songwriters are often described as contemporary folk, Friction Farm's got some rock and roll roots. They're a dynamic duo on stage, they might tell you a story that invites you into the depths of a meaningful song and then stomp their feet on the stage until you want to jump up and dance and forget it all. "...a knack for writing catchy hook-filled songs and delivering them with unbridled energy..." Palm Beach Post In just a few years as a duo, Friction Farm has toured the east coast several times playing colleges and clubs promoting their debut CD "Believe" They have found a supportive base in South Florida - performing at a variety of local venues from listening rooms like the Main Street Café, to great clubs like the Bamboo Room, plus coffeehouses, bars, house concerts, even grade schools. They've been invited to play many Florida music festivals. He's from Berkeley, she's from Woodstock. They met in college where he was a guitar playing geologist and she was an engineer. After graduating, Stay began to learn to play bass just to join in with Quinn's hobby but discovered a love for performing and for writing. Together they make a formidable team with a real yin and yang approach to music, lyrics and melody and harmony. Friction Farm's new release "34 degrees, 32 minutes" features nine songs ranging from twangy pleas for individuality to a delicate ode to the strength of a fellow musician. There are stories of civil war sailors, young protestors and lost socks with a great selection of musical guests to keep the CD moving.