Drinkdeeply and Cygnus Radio Present "The Sunday Buzz" Matinee-
Glenn Roth, Cullen Gray, Amber Russell
250 State Street
New Haven, CT, 06511
Doors 3:00 PM / Show 4:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Glenn Roth is not your typical commuter from Connecticut. Instead of a briefcase, he carries a gig bag. His workspace is the vaulted splendor of Grand Central Terminal or the tunnels and platforms of the New York City subway system. A literal “underground” sensation, Glenn is a licensed performer in the MTA’s “Music under New York” program, playing for the most distracted and demanding audience in the world: legions of workers rushing to jobs throughout the Big Apple. And his fingers work magic, creating a soundscape of compelling melodies that invite them to leave the cityrush behind on an aural escape.
Glenn is a fingerstyle guitarist, his thumb riding the bassline and the melody driving all. His compositions suggest multiple guitars, but it’s really just one guy, ten flying fingers, one instrument. All instrumental, Glenn’s songs suggest moods and narratives that compel the listener to fill in the details.
Glenn has released three CDs to date: Innovations (2005), Busker (2006), and Into the Unknown (2010). His original compositions have been hailed as “sheer virtuosity” (20th Century Guitar magazine) and “delicate, accomplished solo acoustic guitar work” (PLAY: New Haven Arts & Entertainment Weekly). Glenn has shared bills with Stephen Bennett, Monty Montgomery, Tuck & Patti, Don Ross, Antoine Dufour, and Vicky Genfan, among others.”
Glenn plays regularly throughout the northeast and tours nationally & internationally as part of the 2014 Master Guitar Tour www.masterguitartour.com to bring his music to new fans and locales. Glenn just released a new "Another Dimension EP" in April of 2014.
"Cullen's music is not to be missed - an up and coming guitarist with a lot of guts. He's got a great passion for the guitar and the skills to match. Watch out world!"
- Trace Bundy
"Cullen Gray is an extremely talented guitarist, composer and performer with a unique artistic voice that foretells a very promising musical future.”- Michael Nicolella
I came in from the wet and cold to a steamy and warm room. On the stage was acoustic guitar wizard Cullan Grey and I was spell bound as he wove electronic loops and steal strings together for a hypnotic set of dreamy and psychedelic songs on his six-string. It amazed me that one person and one instrument could make such incredible sounds.
- Elliot Karlan
Your guitar skills sounded so professional and had that sweet "look- I-have -four-hands" vibe.
- Samantha McCoppen
Portland Based Fingerstyle guitarist Amber Russell, has had a diverse platform of musical outlets during her almost 20 years of composing music. In her home town of Elkhart Indiana, she spent 3 years learning compositions on piano,at age 13 she picked up the guitar after regularly watching her older brother Joe play bass in his band for so many years. For the next 6 years she was an active Singer songwriter in her band Geronimo with percussionist Danielle Husky.David Guevara took over as Geronimo's percussionist in 2011. Performing and composing songs with her guitar, harmonica, and
ukulele In the summer of 2012 she relocated to Los Angeles.Then she continued her journey as a singer songwriter with her band Seropolar, with her bandmate Steve Avila for the next 3 years. They practiced and performed in Marina Del Rey/ Venice Beach area regularly. Amber
worked part time hosting an artist show case and open mic in Silverlake, during this time she
found an interest in Fingerstyle guitar.
Her solo acoustic music didn't take off until she relocated to
Portland, Oregon. A city calm and
collect, enough to find the appropriate audience for her unique and eclectic sound.She
currently resides in Portland.