NEQ (Nelson Esposito Quintana) Receives A Stellar Review By: Jim Barrett

Written by on February 18, 2022

Todd Nelson the guitarist for the legendary Units/Fear of Strangers has had an interesting solo career since their break up.

Todd has recorded some unique music but nothing he has done has prepared me for this release!

It’s called “Nevertheless” and his new moniker is NEQ with Kyle Esposito on bass and Manuel Quintana on drums. The songs are incredible and are segued perfectly.

No vocals, just instrumentals highlighted by “Threshold” which could be in a movie soundtrack.

The opener “Dune Buggy” has tinges of Antônio Carlos Jobim.

When I play the CD in my store (River Street Beat Shop, Troy) people inevitably ask who is that?

This teamwork from all three reminds me of why great teams share the ball. Everyone is involved and the winner is the listener.

You owe it to yourself to get the CD and certainly try to catch them live.

This is one of the finest local releases I’ve heard in years.


Jim Barrett

Support Local Music!

NEQ and Friends Album Release Party

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18th, 2022 At The Hollow 7:15 PM – 11:15 PM EST

The Hollow : 79 North Pearl Street Albany


FRIDAY, April 8th, 2022 At The Hangar on the Hudson 

The Hangar on the Hudson 675 River St, Troy, NY


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