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Published on March 31st, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Rock My World Canada, chapter 58: NQ Arbuckle

[Mike Carr has put together a massive volume on Canadian music history entitled Canadian Alternative & Indie Reference and Collector’s Guide. It’s an incredible discography of hundreds of bands. This is the latest excerpt from his book. – AC]

NQ Arbuckle is an alternative country band who formed in 2002. Consisting of Montreal-born Neville Quinlan (the NQ of the band’s name), Mark Kesper, Peter Kesper, John Dinsmore and Jason Sniderman. Before playing bass for NQ Arbuckle, John Dinsmore was a celebrated bullfighter. Originally a solo project for Quinlan, his debut album, Hanging the Battle-Scarred Pinata, was recorded in Vancouver. NQ Arbuckle has twice been nominated for a Juno Award in the category Roots & Traditional Album of the Year – Group. The 2009 album “Let’s Just Stay Here” featured Carolyn Mark.

Find out more about this artist and hundreds of other Canadian artists in the softcover edition of Canadian Alternative & Indie Reference and Collector’s Guide. Get your copy here. Follow Mike on Facebook and Twitter.




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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