A Remembrance. Finding Alt-Country as a teenager in Flint, MI.

Hey Everyone,

Recently, I wrote an essay for Onder Invloed, a Netherlands based publication and TakeAway session site, about my finding Alt-Country and Wilco as a teenager wandering around my hometown of Flint, MI. Accompanying the story is a cover of the song, “I’m Always In Love”, performed by Small Houses. Thanks for taking a minute to check it out!

Small Houses Demos and Crowdfunding

Dear Friends,

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be releasing a small collection of demos and previously unreleased recordings in promotion for the Small Houses crowdfunding campaign. Those who donate to the campaign will receive a digital download of this entire collection of songs along with the next album’s recordings and a personal invite to a live webcast performance of the new album. So… there you go, that’s my pitch. Seriously though, when you donate a little cash to the making of this album it allows me to survive and my gratitude is endless. A lot of people tell me that it’s hard to tell when I’m being a smart ass or not, well, this time, and this time only, I’m not.

Donate here: Small Houses Album Fundraiser

Stay cool,
-J. Quentin

Still Talk 2

Hey folks,

I’m reaching out to everyone once again, asking for a hand with making a new album. I may need a few extra bucks to make this one. Could you lend a hand?Here is a short list of the subject matter for the next album.

The rattling sound from under the hood of my car.
A friend holding back your hair when you’re sick.
The wear of a lion’s head statue.
A foot race.
The sound of shouting heard over both the record player and the television.
Tearing the collar off a collared shirt.
Things, other than exhaust, falling from the rear of an airline engine.

new song and video

Hey friends,

Here is a new song and video along with a cry for help. Hope to get your helping hand.

Daytrotter sessions #3

The third session from Small Houses is now live on Daytrotter.

Exclusive Stream of the new Small Houses album available on HearYa!

Listen to the entire Small Houses album, ‘Still Talk; Second City’, today, exclusively at HearYa!

Exclusive Stream: Small Houses – Still Talk; Second City

PASTE MAGAZINE premieres new Small Houses song!

PASTE Magazine premieres new Small Houses song, ‘Seventeen in Roselore’, featuring Samantha Crain.

New Small Houses Music Video!

The new Small Houses music video premiered today on Culture Collide! ‘Staggers and Rise’. Video by: Anthony Simpkins of GemsOnVHS


West Coast Dates w. The Harmed Brothers

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*with the Harmed Brothers

Jan. 7 – Goldstein’s Mortuary and Delicatessen – Fresno, CA*
Jan. 8 – Pappy and Harriets – Pioneertown, CA*
Jan. 9 – The Mint – Los Angeles, CA*
Jan. 10 – The Partisan – Merced, CA*
Jan. 13 – House Concert – Berkeley, CA*
Jan. 14 – Hotel Utah – San Francisco, CA*
Jan. 15 – The Crepe Place – Santa Cruz, CA*
Jan. 16 – Yosemite Bug Resort and Hostel – Mariposa, CA*
Jan. 17 – Don Quixote’s International Music Hall – Felton, CA*
Jan. 21 – Volcanic Theatre – Bend, OR*
Jan. 22 – Axe and Fiddle – Cottage Grove, CA*
Jan. 23 – Sam Bond’s Garage – Eugene, OR*
Jan. 24 – Wildwood Hotel – Willamina, OR*
Jan. 25 – Al’s Den – Portland, OR*
Feb. 4 – TBA – Olympia, WA
Feb. 5 – TBA – Seattle
Feb. 7 – Ubisububi Room (Album Release Show) – Denver, CO

New Small Houses Album Announced! New Song Stream!

My friends!

I’m happy to announce that Small Houses will release a new album entitled, ‘Still Talk; Second City’ on Feb. 10, 2015. Take a a listen to the first single, ‘Staggers and Rise’, and consider preordering today!

Still Talk; Second City Preorder