Joshua Glass is a singer-songwriter/pianist from Burlington, Vermont, who has been steadily gaining praise for his unique musical stylings, impassioned live performances, and countless collaborations with other musicians.
"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."
Delivering a blitz of constantly shifting keys and tempos, Joshua's playing has been described as "coming close to the aural equivalent of imbibing whiskey" (Henry Soule of Seven Days), with a stream-of-consciousness style that keeps audiences on their toes---fascinated, but never frustrated.
As a singer-songwriter, Glass, 33, embraces 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 Beerworth Sisters, Myra Flynn, Quiet Lion (of Jenke Arts), Aaron Flinn, Gregory Douglass, and many others. Joshua’s other ventures include manic-depressive improv” trio Women Be Shoppin’, an occasional stint as backing keyboardist/vocalist for “couch surf rock” band Binger, and country-folk duo Josh & Jules (with Julia Beerworth). 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".
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