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All About Glenn Robertson

As a teenager living in suburban Toronto, Canada, Glenn’s interest in acoustic music first drew him to the classic folk performers such as the Kingston Trio, Peter, Paul & Mary, Pete Seeger, and Bob Dylan.  He first took to the stage with a folk/bluegrass quartet in which he played guitar and banjo, as well as provided lead vocals.  His influences evolved, however, to a more contemporary singer/songwriter genre as he began to discover the popular acoustic sounds of acts such as Eric Anderson, John Denver, Gordon Lightfoot, James Taylor, The Eagles and others.

Playing at various pubs and cafés in southern Ontario, Glenn mixed the popular sounds of the artists he was influenced by with an ever-increasing selection of his own compositions.  A chance encounter at a summer jam session led Glenn to form a folk band called “Howlin’ at the Moon”.  They took the local acoustic scene by storm, playing various folk clubs and winning a large following for their beautiful vocal harmonies and wide range of musical abilities.

After appearing at the Eaglewood Folk Festival , “Howlin’ at the Moon” was invited back the following year to headline the event.  Appearances followed at other festivals and clubs, and the group recorded their self-titled CD “Howlin’ at the Moon”, featuring five of Glenn’s original compositions.  The band won a much coveted offer to play at Summerfolk, where they shared the stage with performers such as Dar Williams, James Keelahan, Oscar Lopez, Bryan Bowers, Stephen Fearing, Jackie Washington, and a host of other Canadian and American musicians.

Since moving to California, Glenn has been focusing on songwriting and performing in a solo capacity – providing a wonderful blend of guitar and voice as he introduces audiences to his extensive repertoire of both original songs and covers that will be familiar to all.  Glenn’s high-energy, interactive stage presence draws the audience in and encourages them to participate, often resulting in a full scale sing-a-long.  Glenn can also be found performing with the BaRoVa Brothers trio, adding drums, keyboards and harmony vocals to his extensive repertoire of music.  I encourage you to listen to and enjoy the songs and music of Glenn Robertson!

 - Peter Young / Folk Under the Clock

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