Glenn Roth’s first experience with music was playing air guitar to Iron Maiden with his older brother Marc. By age seven, make-believe had turned into the real deal. He’s been
Glenn Roth’s first experience with music was playing air guitar to Iron Maiden with his older brother Marc. By age seven, make-believe had turned into the real deal. He’s been playing ever since. Glenn’s early experiences as a musician focused on rock music, including a stint with the popular Connecticut jam band, Fountain Project. A Tommy Emmanuel concert changed everything. After seeing the master guitarist perform in 2002, Glenn changed focus and began composing and playing fingerstyle guitar exclusively. Influenced both by talented fingerstyle artists such as Emmanuel, Michael Hedges, and Preston Reid and the bombast and melodicism of bands like Tool and 311, Glenn has developed a style of solo acoustic guitar playing that’s uniquely his own: aggressive, emotional, vibrant, melodic, in turn and often within the same song. Anyone who has marveled at Glenn’s brilliant acoustic interpretation of Iron Maiden’s Run to the Hills, a YouTube hit and a tribute to those early days of air-guitar, can attest to Glenn’s imaginative and virtuosic guitar playing. Glenn performs regularly throughout the Tristate area and and has toured in support of his two releases to date: 2005’s Innovations and 2007’s Busker, named for Glenn’s experiences as a musician in New York City’s “Music Under New York” program, in which Glenn performs in NYC subway stations and other transportation centers. A highly anticipated new CD is slated for release in 2010. Glenn has performed with many national acts, including Don Ross, Tuck and Patty, Monty Montgomery, and Vicki Genfan. He performs regularly throughout the New Haven area and also teaches budding guitar players at A Sound Choice in Branford Connecticut.
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