Posts Tagged ‘Glenn Weiser’

Five Firsts: Glenn Weiser of Dancing Bear

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Glenn Weiser

Glenn Weiser

NAME: Glenn Weiser
BAND AFFILIATION: Dancing Bear, Byrne and Barrett
INSTRUMENT: Guitar, harmonica, banjo, mandolin, elelctric bass
1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … The Doors’ first album. What a classic. I started collecting records in 1967 and got the Grateful Dead’s debut disc fresh off the rack soon thereafter. Drop the needle in the groove, inhale, turn on the Day-Glo light, burn the incense, peer through the prism and blow your mind.

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … I used to think it was Woodstock 1969 but then remembered it was Andres Segovia at Carnegie Hall in 1967. He could still play back then. I was a serious classical guitar student before defecting to steel-string fingerpicking and other roots pursuits such as blues harmonica, bluegrass mandolin and old-time banjo.



LIVE: The Reviewers @ The Egg, 3/24/11

Monday, March 28th, 2011
The Acoustic Woodstock Allstars (photo by Ed Conway)

The Acoustic Woodstock Allstars (photo by Ed Conway)

Billed as “The Reviewers at The Egg,” the tenth anniversary celebration of the American Roots and Branches concert series featured several of the Capital Region’s music and entertainment journalists and their bands. Now they get to see what it feels like to have all their hard work analyzed and boiled down to three or four paragraphs. This would have been the perfect opportunity to get even for any of the things they may have written about other artists, but unfortunately (fortunately?), the evening was quite enjoyable.


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