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Howard Glazer
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  • Howard Glazer

    Instrument
    Electric Guitar
    Genre
    Blues
    Strings
    BNR-XL / BNR-L Burnished Nickel Rockers

    Looking In the Mirror is the new release (Street date October 21, 2014) by Detroit award winning guitarist Howard Glazer. This is a follow up to his critically acclaimed 2013 Stepchild of the Blues CD.

    Looking in the Mirror features Glazer’s signature tones on electric, slide and resonator guitar. Glazer’s song writing skills are featured as well; there are several originals that will satisfy the blues purists, along with some songs that depart from the standard blues/blues rock format. Constant throughout is Glazer’s fiery fret work.

    On his previous release Stepchild of the Blues guitar virtuoso Howard Glazer showcases his unmistakable tone and technique across nine original tracks. The CD draws on his eclectic musical past, delivering rootsy, blues & blues-rock. Special guests include fellow Detroit legend Harmonica Shah (marking their first new recordings together in 10 years), and Chuck Bartels (bassist for the Bettye Lavette band).

    Howard Glazer received “Outstanding Blues/R&B Instrumentalist” from the 2014 Detroit Music Awards. In 2013 Glazer was selected as a Downbeat Critics Choice Awards nominee (Best Rising Star Guitarist and Best Blues Artist), and was inducted into the Michigan Blues Hall Of Fame September 22, 2013.

    His electrifying live shows combine powerful originals and new takes on blues and rock classics, creating a true party atmosphere, never failing to impress and leave audiences hungry for more. Howard Glazer was selected to perform in the Don Was 2013 Detroit All Star Review at the Concert of Colors.

    In addition to countless shows in the US and Canada, he’s toured overseas many times (playing in 18 countries thus far), In June 2014 he made his third appearance in four years at the Kaavi Blues Festival in Finland . He’s shared the bill with many blues legends including: B.B. King, Johnny Winter, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Otis Rush, Lonnie Brooks and rock luminaries such as Foghat, The Guess Who and Savoy Brown.

    Howard Glazer has received endorsements from Olympus Custom Guitars (Greece), Ohlinger Amplifiers, National Reso-Phonic Guitars, , GHS Strings, Godin Guitars, D. Allen Pickups, Blues Pearl Effects, Stan Hinesley Handcrafted Pickups & 4Seasons Pickups (Holland)

    Aside from his own projects Howard had has recently played on the upcoming Eliza Neals & the Narcotics CD - slated for a February 2015 release.