Boise music scene welcomes young musicians

The Boise music scene is growing for young artists.

We first introduced you to Zack Quintana on Good Morning Idaho two years ago, playing guitar for a local musician. Now the Boise 16-year-old fronts his own band.

"It's heavier, bluesy rock," Quintana described his music.

He plays around the Treasure Valley, wherever he can. Even if his curfew is a little earlier than those of most rock bands. Yes, Quintana is still a high school student. He studies through online school to free up his schedule and allow him to travel, performing with other musicians around the west.

"My mom is a teacher so she definitely has the motivational factor to get me to do my schoolwork every day," Quintana said.

The whole Quintana family is musical. Zack was surrounded by instruments at an early age.

"I performed at my second grade talent show and that was the moment I knew music was something I wanted to do for the rest of my life. It sounds really weird to say, because I was so young, but that was the moment I figured out music is great," Quintana said.

Now he's writing songs, working on an album, and while he's still only 16, his future is bright.

"That's all I'm really in it for is the music. Just making stuff that I love to play and love to hear, and that other people love to hear."

The Quintana family hosts a weekly open mic at Ironwood Social in Garden City.

Zack Quintana's next concert is Saturday, November 11 at the Sapphire Room at the Riverside Hotel in Garden City. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available online at www.eventbrite.com.

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