“Small Houses is a Philadelphia, PA based alt-country project featuring the songs and poems of Flint, MI native Jeremy Quentin. Artfully crafted finger-style guitar playing, and softly sung melodies describing the people, love, and homes of Quentin’s life.”

Small Houses is the moniker of songwriter Jeremy Quentin. He heads to Pittsburgh Thursday (10/1) for an intimate house show at The Acorn Alliance in Lawrenceville with our good buddy Chet Vincent lending support. I want to thank Jeremy for taking a few to participate in this edition of First/Last.

The first album you ever bought?

With my own money? I bought a small handful from a Salvation Army, solely based on the appeal of the cover art. I remember one of the albums being Neil Young’s, “Harvest”.

Your last album bought?

U2 “No Line on the Horizon”.

Favorite album of all time?

Wilco “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot”.

Least favorite/most disappointing album?

I have no idea how to answer this question. Such a weird idea to decide what record is my least favorite of all time. I assume the ‘Kindergarden Cop’ soundtrack isn’t the best.

First concert attended?

Hall and Oates at the Kresge in Interlochen, MI.

Last concert?

The one I played last night. Connor Dodson and Small Houses at Small’s Bar in Detroit, MI.

Favorite concert ever?

Warped Tour 1999.

Least favorite concert?

Probably one the shows I played and had something thrown at me.

Any thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?

Love the town. I’ve driven pretty far out of the way to pick up a Spak Bros sandwich. That can make a whole town. Also, I love remember my first thoughts of Pittsburgh came from Richard Brautigan’s “Trout Fishing in America”. Made me have a romantic attitude towards the town.

Thanks, Jeremy. Nice Spak Brothers shout out. And see, that least fave album question wasn’t that hard, was it?