The Glass Notes

The Glass Notes

 Seattle, Washington, USA

As written in Performer Magazine, The Glass Notes are a "lyrically and vocally driven mix of indie pop, acoustic folk and alt-rock tinged with bits of country and Motown soul." The Stranger writes, "Bassist/writer Jake Uitti feeds Benson words and poems that Benson sits with, ingests, and fashions into songs."


The Glass Notes story begins in a Seattle pub August 2009 when Seattle musician Robb Benson (Dept. of Energy, Dear John Letters, Nevada Bachelors) learned his bartender Jake Uitti was an accomplished poet. Jake began sending his poetry to Robb, who transformed these poems into songs. Robb had previously used this style of poet/songwriter collaboration during his Dear John Letters years. The much loved DJL used this formula successfully during their time playing together, releasing three well received albums, the last reaching as high as #34 on the CMJ charts.

Robb’s latest band Dept of Energy used primarily his own lyrics, so he was very excited to work with another great poet. The new tunes began to multiply very quickly. During this time Robb learned that Jake, along with being a nationally published writer/poet, was a very talented bass player as well. Their music chemistry was a perfect match to the songs that had been created. Soon the two began playing live shows to an ever growing audience. As a duo they played a few dozen shows. As of today they have written and recorded nearly 70 songs.

Renowned B3 player Ty Bailie (Flight To Mars, Dept of Energy, Star Anna) was enlisted to add his keyboard magic to some of the recordings. Shortly after, the band acquired the services of accomplished drummer Perry Morgan (Souvenirs, Gary Reynolds, Blue Spark) who became the official third member. The group then added guitarist extraordinaire Tim “Rock Tim” DiJulio ( Flight To Mars, North Twin, Lazy Susan) to join The Glass Notes onstage.

After signing with Seattle record label Roam Records, The Glass Notes went to Robert Lang Studios (Death Cab for Cutie, Nada Surf, Nirvana) to put the finishing touches on their debut album “Dust & Hours”. The CD was released August 27, 2010 to a vivid and electric crowd at The Hale’s Brewery Palladium. Since then the band has played some amazing shows, from the stripped down but very inspired slightly improv set at the fireside lounge, to the louder harder hitting full on four piece at the High Dive blowout show, The Glass Notes are a never ending surprise when it comes to just what direction each show takes. These efforts and positive media reports have the band building a very nice grass roots buzz and energetic Seattle following. They have been written up and interviewed in “The Stranger” (Seattle’s best entertainment magazine) and have appeared on the MIXTAPE podcast with Sean De Tore, They also played a live meet and greet performance for Luke Burbanks “Too Beautiful to Live podcast” .


The Glass Notes - Dust and Hours