Glen Wright - Blues Singer & Fingerstyle Guitarist
Welcome to my website! I'm an Acoustic Blues and Fingerstyle Guitarist based in Andover, Hampshire, in the South of England.
December the 4th 2017 saw the release of my Christmas single Merry Christmas Baby on iTunes and 13 other Digital stores worldwide including BandCamp, Amazon Music & Spotify. The single was recorded locally at Dan Parkinson’s “Wooden Heart Studios” in Anna Valley but Mixed and Mastered by Marcin Wright in Munich, Germany.
I have always wanted to write a Christmas Song and have had a lot of fun playing and recording this, with a thumb strum and lead style to help feature the lyrics and voice rather than the more elaborate fingerstyle guitar work which forms the basis of most of my repertoire. My fingerstyle playing will be heard much more on my new album release coming in late 2018, which features many of my own original songs, as well as some re-arranged and adapted greats from the enormous world of traditional Country, City and Ragtime Blues
You can listen in the player above, and if you enjoy it download both Merry Christmas Baby and the second track on the single Standing by My Window - written for the UK Song Writing competition last year - directly through the "Buy" link on the player.
I would like to share here with you my commitment, love and passion for the Blues. Sadly unlike the high octane fuel days of the Folk and Blues Revival in the 1960’s & 70’s in the UK & the USA which threw up so many innovative and influential folk musicians and a thriving local and country wide Folk club scene, there are very few venues and outstanding musicians left on the circuit today (see my links page) still making a living, ‘carrying on the torch’ and keeping the poetry of the Blues and its music alive while developing new forms and styles of this genre and passing it on to the next generation.
If you get the chance go and see them perform live for yourself, meet and talk to them and get inside the music, maybe you will be inspired to pick up a guitar, like I did so many years ago and try it for yourself!
Next Live Performances
- 2nd Mencap Charity Dinner, 8:00-8:30pm
- 3rd The Crown Inn, 7:00-9:00pm, Cholderton
- 16th Boat House Cafe, 7:00-9:00pm, Swanwick
- 18th King & Queen Hamble, 6:30-9:30pm, Southampton
- 22nd The Belgium & Blues, 8:30-10:30pm, Southampton
- 2nd King & Queen Hamble, 6:30-9:30pm, Southampton
- 6th The Belgium & Blues, 8:30-10:30pm, Southampton
- 19th The Bell & Crown Open Mic Night, 8-11pm, Hatherden near Andover.
- 25th Open Mic Headline Spot, The Platform,10:15-11pm, Southampton
- 29th The Lights Theatre Blues Night, 7:30pm, Andover
- 30th King & Queen Hamble, 6:30-9:30pm, Southampton