Glenn Roth, Shawn Taylor at Best Video Film & Cultural Center 3/5/20
Guitarist Glenn Roth and singer-songwriter play Best video Film & Cultural Center Thursday, March 5, 2020. The show starts at 8 PM and the cover is $10.
Glenn Roth is not your typical commuter from Connecticut. Instead of a briefcase, he carries a gig bag. His workspace is the vaulted splendor of Grand Central Terminal or the tunnels and platforms of the New York City subway system. A literal underground sensation, Glenn is a licensed performer in the MTAs Music under New York program, playing for the most distracted and demanding audience in the world: legions of workers rushing to jobs throughout the Big Apple. And his fingers work magic, creating a soundscape of compelling melodies that invite them to leave the cityrush behind on an aural escape.
Glenn is a fingerstyle guitarist, his thumb riding the bassline and the melody driving all. His compositions suggest multiple guitars, but its really just one guy, ten flying fingers, one instrument. All instrumental, Glenns songs suggest moods and narratives that compel the listener to fill in the details.
Glenn has released six CDs to date: Innovations (2005), Busker (2006), Into the Unknown (2010), Welcome Home (2016), and a holiday CD. His original compositions have been hailed as sheer virtuosity and delicate, accomplished solo acoustic guitar work (PLAY: New Haven Arts & Entertainment Weekly). Glenn has shared bills with Stephen Bennett, Monty Montgomery, Tuck & Patti, Bucky Pizzarelli, Carl Verheyen, Don Ross, Antoine Dufour, and Vicky Genfan, among others.
Glenn plays regularly throughout the northeast and tours nationally & internationally to bring his music to new fans and locales. Glenn just released a new "Got It Covered" CD in June 2017 & Jazzed CD in September 2018.
With a thumping thumb, dancing fingers, wailing harp, deep, gritty, soul stirring vocals and poetic blue collar lyrics, Shawn Taylors songs ooze American roots; wandering roots. Hes drawn comparisons from Tom Waites to Ray Lamontagne, Bruce Springsteen to Chris Smither, but his original songs are colored by the experiences of his own working class, wandering roots. Hes been an oysterman, carpenter, hitchhiker, homeowner, familly man, Appalachian Trail thru-hiker and a performing musician and song writer, for over twenty years.
He plays venues from New England to Nashville and has shared the stage with artists such as, Maria Muldaur, Peter Mulvey, Vance Gilbert, Garnet Rodgers and Caravan of Thieves.
Best Video Film & Cultural Center (View)
1842 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517
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