Frank Glaz
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Frank Glaz

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The best kept secret in music


"Somerset County NJ Courier-News"

Frank Glaz pokes fun at the see-saw ride between technology and humanity. The standout "Press One" looks at how telephone automation has replaced personal exchange. "Acroynm-ony", which runs through the litany of abbreviations that must be memorized in order to function in society, is a hoot. So is "Surfin' The Net", a Beach Boys inspired slice at cybersurfing. "Low Tech Man" also satirizes virtual reality, extreme sports, psychic networks, and hard-to-remember area codes. - Robert Makin

"Home News Tribune NJ"

Frank Glaz performed on the dance stage at the Clearwater Festival at Sandy Hook. But make no mistake about it, Glaz was not dancing. "I'd have to learn a few steps from Ricky Martin", Glaz said. But if laughter puts one in the mood to dance, Glaz was not out of place. The musician's repetoire consisted of primarily humorous songs on the vexing nature of modern technology. He calls himself the Low Tech Man. "it's a character I created", Glaz said, "He's puzzled by technology." How puzzled ? The Low Tech Man envisions the world ending because of Y2K complications. In the song "01-01-00", Glaz sings : 01-01-00 Where did civilization go ? 01-01-00 Down into a deep, dark hole ! Glaz has released two CDs as the Low Tech Man, "Low Tech Man" and the recent offering, "01-01-00 : The Low Tech Man's Revenge". On "Revenge", Glaz also skewers fast food, the generation gap, and home heating in a folksy and frisky bluegrass style. Glaz is a computer professional who first performed for the Clearwater cause in the early '70s. He participated in the group's upstate New York festivals. - Chris Jordan


CD - Wherever You Go There You Are - 2000
CD - The Low Tech Chnronicles - 2001
CD - My Computer Is Broke - 2002
EP - Lowtech's Lost Trax - 2003


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After graduating college, Frank didn't know what he wanted to be when he grew up, so he hung around Washington Square Park in New York City playing his guitar. He saw John Prine and Loudon Wainwright III in concert and was influenced to write humorous and satirical songs. He joined up with the Rev. F. D. Kirkpatrick and played at Clearwater Festivals on the bill with Pete Seeger and Don McLean. In the 1990's he hit upon the idea to write songs poking fun at the world of high tech. He released his first CD, Low Tech Man, in 1997 and got an honorale mention in the 1998 Billboard Songwriting Contest. He released 01-01-00 : The Low Tech Man's Revenge in 1999 and got to perform at the NJ Clearwater Festival that year. In 2000, although performing for almost 30 years, he was voted one of the best new aritsts at that year's NJ Folk Festival. He has also played at many First Night celebrations, is a regular on the NJ coffeehouse scene, and his songs are heard often on folk music radio programs in the Garden State.