Glenn Jones (guitarist)

Glenn Jones (born October 1, 1953) is an American guitarist, He is most recognized for his work in the experimental rock group Cul de Sac.

Glenn Jones
Born (1953-10-01) October 1, 1953 (age 70)
United States
GenresAmerican primitive guitar, post-rock, experimental rock
Instrument(s)Guitar, banjo
Years active1983–present
LabelsStrange Attractors, Thrill Jockey

History edit

At age 14, Jones picked up playing the acoustic guitar, which he purchased after hearing Axis: Bold as Love. During the early seventies, Jones discovered American primitive guitar and became influenced by Robbie Basho and John Fahey.[1] It wasn't until he was asked by Robin Amos to join Shut-Up that he began playing an electric guitar.[2] In 1989, he founded Cul de Sac with Amos in Boston, Massachusetts.

Discography edit

  • This Is the Wind That Blows It Out: Solos for 6 & 12 String Guitar (Strange Attractors, 2004)
  • Against Which the Sea Continually Beats (Strange Attractors, 2007)
  • Barbecue Bob in Fishtown (Strange Attractors, 2009)
  • Even to Win is to Fail (split with 'Eastmont Syrup' by The Black Twig Pickers & Charlie Parr, Thrill Jockey, 2011) [3]
  • The Wanting (Thrill Jockey, 2011)
  • My Garden State (Thrill Jockey, 2013)
  • Welcomed Wherever I Go (Thrill Jockey, 2014) [4]
  • Fleeting (Thrill Jockey, 2016)
  • The Giant Who Ate Himself and Other New Works for 6 & 12 String Guitar (Thrill Jockey, 2018)
  • Vade Mecum (Thrill Jockey, 2022) [5]

References edit

  1. ^ Mateer, Chris (December 15, 2011). "Interview: Guitarist Glenn Jones Discusses His Discography and His Latest Offering, "The Wanting"". No Depression. Archived from the original on April 11, 2013. Retrieved April 1, 2013.
  2. ^ "Cul de Sac Interview". Retrieved April 1, 2013.
  3. ^ "Even to Win is to Fail & EastMont Syrup". Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  4. ^ "Welcomed Wherever I Go". Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  5. ^ "Vade Mecum". Retrieved May 9, 2023.