(Quentin Jones, David Uosikkinen and Kenny Aaronson)
Due to a scheduling conflict, drummer David Uosikkinen will be replaced for the festival by very special guest Liberty DeVitto (30 years with Billy Joel.)
Three legendary musicians have joined forces and that have formed a trio that performs new takes on rock and roll, electric blues, surf, and rockabilly music. Guitarist Quentin Jones, drummer David Uosikkinen, and bassist Kenny Aaronson, will perform under the name QDK!
QDK is gaining fans and notice every time they play live. Their first gig as QDK was for Gretsch Guitars at the world-famous Street Sounds in Brooklyn NY to a SRO crowed. The band made such an impression that the Brooklyn Eagle newspaper featured the band on cover of the June 2019! Since then, QDK has been making a name for itself at venues and events all over the northeastern United States.
Jones, Uosikkinen and Aaronson started working together in 2014, backing up legendary rockabilly artist Robert Gordon in support of his 2014 release “I’m Coming Home,” which Jones co-produced and played guitar on, and Uosikkinen played drums on. The trio has worked with Johnny Neel of the Allman Brothers and Billy Burnett, who is known for his work with Fleetwood Mac and his Columbia Records solo projects.
Individually, Jones, Uosikkinen and Aaronson have literally played for a who’s who of rock and roll.
Quentin, who is endorsed by Gretsch Guitars, has lent his guitar talents to, Peter Noone and Herman’s Hermits, Billy Burnett, Charlie Gracie, Robert Gordon, Linda Gail Lewis, The Rockats, and the Reach Around Rodeo Clowns. He co-produced Charlie Gracie’s 2011 ABKCO Records release “For the Love of Charlie with Al Kooper; and has written for Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats. Quentin was a 2016 inductee into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in Nashville Tn.
David Uosikkinen is a founding member of The Hooters, and has been behind the drum kit for Cyndi Lauper, Rod Stewart, Alice Cooper, Patty Smyth, Robert Gordon, Charlie Gracie, Dar Williams, and his own band, David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket. He also played at historical musical events, Live Aid and Roger Waters’ The Wall in Berlin.
Kenny Aaronson is a world-renowned bass player, who was 1988 Rolling Stone’s Bassist of the Year. He is known for his work with The Yardbirds, Bob Dylan, Brian Setzer, Mick Taylor, Hall and Oates, Dave Edmunds, Joan Jett, and Billy Idol.
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