Glenn Roth

Glenn Roth

 New Haven, Connecticut, USA
BandFolkAcoustic

Original innovative infingerstyle guitar music, influenced by a wide range of music such as Michael Hedges, Eddie Van Halen, Tommy Emmanuel, Trey Anastasio, Tool and 311. Roth has the consistent ability to grab and hold his listener’s attention with his energetic, original fingerstyle compositions.

Biography

Glenn Roth

Glenn Roth’s constant companion throughout his life has been his guitar, even at the tender age of seven. Since he was a young boy, he has chosen to wrap his life around music; as a young man he studied music and sound recording in addition to jazz and classical guitar. All the while diversifying his future skills by listening and learning from his favorite rock bands and musicians such as 311 and Tool, Trey Anastasio and Eddie Van Halen. Glenn then formed a rock band of his own with his friend Todd Baker, which gained local popularity until their disolution in 2002 when he realized that his real love was the acoustic guitar, after seeing the great Tommy Emmanual perform. He began studying fingerstyle and writing his own music. Since then there has been no turning back for Glenn Roth.

Glenn has become a respected veteran in the music scene, and nearly a household name in much of CT. Roth performs regularly at venues throughout Connecticut New York, and tours all over the country whenever possible. His latest album, "Into the Unknown," describes his view of the future: it's wide open, and he is going where the road takes him, without looking back.

In addition to his numerous solo perfomances, he has shared the stage with and opened for many musical acts, including Don Ross, Antoine DuFour, Erik Mongrain, Tuck and Patti, Twiddle, Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams. When not performing, Glenn gives guitar instruction to young hopefuls out of the Branford, CT music store, “A Sound Choice.”

Fast Facts about Glenn Roth:

~Glenn has three album releases to date
~Is fully endorsed by Batson Guitars (2010)
~Glenn is a life time permit holder under the MUNY Program (Music Under New York). Chosen via a panel of judges at audition.
~His music is featured on a 2-disc compilation by the music publication: PLAY, (New Haven, CT 2007)
~Has been interviewed and/or receives airplay on: Bloomberg NYC Radio, NPR, WNHU, WESU, WHUS (In The Groove, Jazz and Beyond), as well as stations in Florida and Spain.
~Featured in a music documentary DVD film entitled: "300 Mondays," (New Haven, CT 2006)
~Endorsed by Elixer Strings for the past 4 years
~Enjoyed a stint as the regularly featured guitarist on the television show "Simply Cooking."
~Has been filmed in NYC for a documentary which aired in England.

Future Plans: Roth plans to expand his touring path for the future, and to continue building relationships with musicians as well as his many fans...and create his unique and beautiful music. He has plans for another release in 2012.

Discography

Into the Unknown (2010)
Busker (2006)
Innovations (2005)

Set List

All original compositions