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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

ABOUT glenn alexander...

Glenn Alexander is a composer, guitarist and vocalist.  A native of Maize, Kansas, he was raised

on Country, Blues, Southern Rock and Americana

roots music. He has received extensive airplay and critical acclaim from around the world on his recordings Stretch (Half Track 1984), Glenn Alexander (Chase Music Group 1987), The Connection (Shanachie 1992), Rainbow’s Revenge (Shanachie 1993), Oria (Palmetto 1996), The Coalition (Midlantic/Fractal 2004), Northern Lights (Scott Healy/Glenn Alexander Quartet – Blue Dog 2011). He has played everywhere from bars to theaters, to concert halls, to stadiums and live on both radio and television.  He has performed and/or recorded with some of the biggest names in music, including:  Chico Hamilton, L. Shankar, Jan Hammer with The Mahavishnu Project, The             Max Weinberg 7 (Late Night with Conan O’Brien), Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Bruce Springsteen,  Levon Helm, Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint, Bill Champlin, Tom Scott, Brenda Russell, Deniece Williams, Regina Bell, Liza Minnelli, Manolo Badrena (Weather Report), Dave LaRue and T Lavitz (The Dixie Dregs), Gary US Bonds and many, many others.  Glenn has recorded on countless CDs as a sideman, recently appearing on jazz saxophone great Jon irabagon’s “Outright, Unhinged” to  which Downbeat gave five stars and singled out the guitar work, calling it “fusionistic, face-melting guitar solos.” He is currently touring the world with Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes and working with his own band, Glenn alexander & Shadowland.

 glenn alexander & Shadowland                     upcoming shows...

Saturday, September 7 -

The Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, New Jersey

Friday, September 20  -

Roxy & Duke's, 745 Bound Brook Road, Dunellen, New Jersey

Thursday, september 26 - 

Worsell Manor, Worsell Manor Rd, Warwick, Maryland

Sunday, November 10  -

Pig Gig V - Italian American Hall, Scotch Plains, New Jersey

For past gig dates, please click here

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