My new album is called Gaps in the Stories. It is available through this website (as a digital download--see home page), on CD Baby, and is also on iTunes, Amazon, Pandora & Spotify.

The line "gaps in the stories" comes from Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale--it was a line that caught my attention a couple of years back when I read the novel, and it seeded a song that became the title track for this album. I wrote the song "Gaps in the Stories" for those that have been overlooked, forgotten, or otherwise silenced. I have been especially inspired by numerous grassroots movements over the past several years, including #MeToo, to raise up the voices of the silenced. Many of the songs on this album are about filling in the gaps in various stories.

 

"Mary the Forgotten One" is based on an alternate history of Mary Magdalen, as told by Elizabeth Cunningham in her trilogy, The Mauve Chronicles. "Medicine Man" was inspired by working with doctors of Tibetan medicine in China. "Elijah" is about those struggling in the new global economy in the USA. "Stand Up Straight and Tall" is about the 2016 US presidential election, where love must win in the end to heal the divide. These are a few of the songs on the album about filling in the gaps.

 

"Bailey" is a song I wrote about Bailey Holt, who was killed in a school shooting in Benton, KY on January 23, 2018. She was 15 years old. I read about her, I saw her picture online, and I cried. Then I discovered that I am related to her. All profits from the sale of this song will be donated to the Bailey Holt Memorial Nursing Scholarship at Murray State University in Kentucky, in memory of Bailey.

With 13 original songs and 2 covers, there is plenty to explore on this album.

Gaps in the Stories

Cary Black on bass

Jeff Busch on percussion

Denise Glover on vocals, mandolin, octave mandolin, guitar

Bob Knetzger on dobro and pedal steel

Julian Smedley on arch-top guitar, fiddle, and viola

All songs © 2018 Blue Poppy Music, BMI

All lyrics and music by Denise Glover, except "Any Old Time" and "Blue Sky"

Produced by Julian Smedley

Recorded and Engineered by David Lange at David Lange Studios

Mastered by Ross Nyberg

 

Pathways

Pathways is available on CD Baby, iTunes, and Amazon. You can also listen on Pandora and Spotify.

Cary Black on bass

Jeff Busch on percussion

Bob Knetzger on dobro and pedal steel

Denise Glover on vocals, mandolin, guitar

David Lange on accordion

Don Share on guitar and harmony vocals

Julian Smedley on arch-top guitar, fiddle, and viola

Ben Smith on drums

Allan Walton on banjo

JP Wittman on fiddle

 

All songs © 2016 Blue Poppy Music, BMI

All lyrics and music by Denise Glover, except for “Your Face,” lyrics by Glen Avantaggio

Produced by Julian Smedley

Recorded and Engineered by David Lange at David Lange Studios

Mastered by Ross Nyberg

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a blog about a recent gig (Nov 30, 2018) on Keith Eisenbrey's blog Now Music in New Albion

Radio interviews

Jan 18, 2019

with Greg Sweet, KSVR

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Oct 21, 2016 

Greg Sweet of KSJU/KSVR (simulcast) in WA 

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Feb 23, 2016

KUPS 90.1 Tacoma, WA

"Stories of the South Sound" with Kyle Chong

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Jan 28, 2016

KYAC 94.9 Mill City, OR

"Ken 'Til Ten" with Ken Cartwright

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