Joshua Glass is a singer-songwriter/pianist from Burlington, Vermont, who has been steadily gaining praise for his unique musical stylings, impassioned live performances, countless collaborations with other musicians, and perpetually busy schedule---averaging 80 to 100 shows a year.
"Glass' voice is reminiscent to Paul McCartney's, as is his pop-influenced songwriting", writes The Vermont Cynic. “The piano is clearly Glass' home. He constantly toys, smiles and rocks out on his 88 keys. His catchy—but not too catchy—lyrics and melodies keep the mood light and the atmosphere enjoyable."
Utilizing a distinct rhythmic, orchestral approach to the piano, Glass delivers a blitz of constantly shifting keys and tempos, backed by homespun electronic beats and ambient effects. Described as "coming close to the aural equivalent of imbibing whiskey" (Henry Soule of Seven Days), Glass' stream-of-consciousness style has kept audiences on their toes---fascinated, but never frustrated.
As a singer-songwriter, Glass, 29, draws from influences like Wilco, The Beatles, Paul Simon, and Damien Rice, while embracing a "pop sensibility and improvisational style reminiscent of Allen Toussaint" (Burlington City Arts). Joshua's growing repertoire of original music is a blend of playful blue-eyed soul, handclap-heavy rock, and tender balladry---tied together by his soulful, haunting vocals and lyrics that toe the line between cryptic and brutally honest.
In addition to his solo work, Joshua remains active as a backing live/session musician, collaborating with artists like Justin Levinson & The Valcours, The Beerworth Sisters, Myra Flynn, Quiet Lion (of Jenke Arts), Aaron Flinn, and many others. He is currently busiest with The Glass Project, featuring nationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Gregory Douglass on vocals; the duo has received continual praise for their faithful adaptations of decades of jazz classics and standards, as well as their playful, “jazz-cloaked” takes on more recent pop songs. Joshua’s other ventures include “dirty blues” duo Sunrise Speakeasy (with Mimi Bain on lead vocals), “manic-depressive improv” drums/piano outfit Women Be Shoppin’, and an occasional stint as backing keyboardist/vocalist for “couch surf rock” band Binger. For his contributions to the musical community, Glass was voted by readers of prestigious newspaper Seven Days as Vermont's “Best Side Musician of 2011".
Regularly performing at venues, weddings, house concerts, and other private functions around Vermont and New England, Joshua Glass is also currently in the process of recording an album of all-original material. Describing his upcoming debut as a record about "being crazy, being in love, and being crazy in love", Glass is aiming for a 2015 release date---and staying busy every step of the way.
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