Glenn Alexander - guitar and vocals
Oria - lead and background vocals
greg novick - bass
Dave Anthony - drums
chris anderson - trumpet and flugelhorn
john isley - tenor and baritone saxophone
neal pawley - trombone and vocals
shadowland evokes a sense of unreality - mysterious phantoms in an indeterminent place, shrouded in uncertainty. Shadowland was also the name of a roadhouse club where the first electric guitar debuted in 1932 in wichita, Kansas - the town where guitarist glenn alexander cut his teeth, both literally and musically. The music of glenn alexander & shadowland brings these two seemingly disparate notions together into a band that evokes the soulful vibe of a historic honky tonk, while keeping you guessing on what's comin' next. at its core, shadowland is guitar-driven, horn-laced, in-your-face, soulful, blues-drenched music.
People are talkin' about Shadowland!
”I love the album, some of the lyrics are off the chain great, as well as the singin', playin', mix...well...the whole shebang. Yoooo Beeeee Baaaaad. I'm now the total GA fan. You got the whole package at your fingertips. It was an honor for me to
just listen to you, let alone play with you...”
Bill Champlin - multi Grammy Award-winning artist
"FINALLY got to listen to the CD. Sounds great and your vocals are perfect. Very real and convincing. Playing is spot on, and the mix is just right. Congrats. Hope some modern country radio and blues stations pick it up. They should."
Southside Johnny Lyon - legendary leader of the Asbury Jukes
“Alexander himself is a bit of a shadowy phantom. Raised on Southern Rock and Midwest Blues, he’s studied jazz and progressive rock and plays the six-string like a feral beast … Shadowland (the album) has flavors of Memphis, Chicago, Jersey City, and, yes, Wichita all in the mix. It’s blues rock, but then again not. It’s Southern rock, but then again more.
It’s rock and roll, slathered in funky soul with a machine-gun guitar at its forefront. It’s Glenn Alexander and company
at their very best, and it absolutely should be in your collection."
J.D. Nash – American Blues Scene
"Alexander is a virtuoso guitarist, and this band lets him stretch out in a blues-soul vein..."
Jay Lustig - NJArts.net
"You're singing your ass off - a badass roots singer you are."
Scott Healy - Keyboardist, Basic Cable Band (Conan) and Keyboard Magazine columnist
"This new Shadowland album is the greatest thing I've heard from a local / regional act in the last four years. (The) arrangements are all great, love the horns, love the themes in "Blues for Me & You," "Get A Life," "If Your Phone Don't Ring," "The Odds are Good" and "C.O.D." There's hardly a weak track on it and there's plenty of bluesy material to play on my radio show. This album is superb and will be getting airplay for months, 'cause even though you live locally, in my estimation, you are of course, a national touring act.”
Richard Skelly - host of Low Budget Blues Program on WRSU-FM and Asbury Park Press writer
"Mr. Alexander, you make the best records. Great feel and love the horns…"
Jim Stephany - Nashville guitarist and producer
"I knew in the first 15 seconds that this was for me; cool swishing guitars and red hot horn section hit me like a left hook; and when Glenn Alexander’s rough around the edges voice joined them I was out for the musical count..."I Picked The Wrong Day (To Stop Drinking)" - it’s as sad as it’s beautiful with gospel style harmonies and a wailing B3 Organ in the background. Who among us doesn’t love a tearjerker and heartbreaker like this?"
Rocking Magpie - British music blog
"Blues For Me & You and Big Boss Man are the type of suburban Chicago blues I fell in love with 40+ years ago; and this gorgeous duet between Glenn and Oria is absolutely delicious."
Alan Harrison - British music reviewer
"Fine craftsmanship from a versatile musician who packs his guitar spins into inspired rootsy song work..."
Written In Music - Dutch music blog