Annapolis honors the late David Glaser
On Sunday the Annapolis music scene play tribute to a leader of the pack,
Glaser left scores of close musical friends, students, and others who had been touched by his passion for music and people.
“Melodies and Visions: Loving David Glaser” will feature over a dozen musicians playing his music while raising money for the Greta Glaser Educational Fund. His daughter, Greta, is in nursing school.
Glaser and his long time partner, John Van Dyke, started in 1976 with a gig at Papillon, on City Dock. The duo played for more than 30 years.
Glaser started playing as a kid in Northeast Baltimore and wrote his first song for his second-grade teacher.
Glaser told local music website Naptown Music about what the songs he created meant.
“We give our songs like a present, wrapped up with a bow. Some audiences are ready to receive it, that some part of you”, he said. “When the audience receives your gift and gives back to you, you get this kind of circular love exchange going on—you’re singing to the audience, they’re loving what you’re doing, and you’re feeling (that) coming back from them; it becomes this amazing feedback loop during the show.”
He hoped to be remembered “as somebody who really cared about music in general and music as an art — and mentoring people, enabling people and helping artists deliver their art.”
Many of those he touched included: Van Dyke, Dan Navarro, Ellis Paul, Bob Sima, Michael Clem (of Eddie From Ohio), Laurie MacAllister (of Red Molly), Buddy Mondlock, Rebecca Loebe, Tom Prasada-Rao, Hugh McGowan, Stephanie Corby, David Stoddard, Eric Lee and more.
The Sunday matinee show starts early, at 11:45 a.m. at Rams Head OnStage, 33 West St., Annapolis. Tickets are $30 and available at ramsheadonstage.com.
There are lots of Halloween night events but three smaller shows tweak interest.
On Sunday, 49 West will have its annual
The annual Halloween reading is a haunting hoot. Stone, trying to scare up a crowd for the event turned to social media to hype it up. “Devil Worship! Mongrel Hordes at the ramparts! Catastrophic Aestheticism! O Proud and Virtuous Citizens, prepare to gaze into the Abyss!”
Stone’s regular gig at 49 West is a far quieter jazz samba Sunday brunch.
The 7:30 p.m. show is $10. Tickets at 49westcoffeehouse.com.
Then on Wednesday, on Halloween itself, two more events, both free.
ArtFarm, at 45 West St., is showing the 1922 silent film,
The movie, a documentary style film with several sections of dramatized historic re-enactment, was banned in the U.S. and heavily censored elsewhere. Contemporary critics lauded the production but also claimed it was not suitable for public consumption. And therefore the 8 p.m. viewing is not for kids.
The 8:30 p.m. viewing is free but donations are encouraged.
Two doors down the street a 49 West
“We normally play the front room from 5 to 7 o’clock on Wednesdays. And they asked us, since it’s Halloween this Wednesday, to play the back room,” Rosenthal said. “We’ll decorate the place up a bit and wear your costumes.”.
He has hosted big Halloween bashes in the past, so this show will be a more subdued affair with Gary Wright, Jimmy Jacobs, Tom Fridrich, and Rurik Reshetiloff.
On Thursday the great songwriter
Souther has penned countless hits for the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Roy Orbison, James Taylor, Don Henley, George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Brooks and Dunn and has also found success as a solo artist.
He was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame five years ago.
His latest studio album, “Tenderness”r balances understated Jazz with the pop narratives that have been the backbone of much of his greatest work. His classic albums “John David Souther,” “Black Rose” and “Home by Dawn” have been released as expanded reissues.
Though born in Detroit he was raised in Texas and was influenced early on by Roy Orbison. When he moved to California in the 1960s he hung out at the famous Troubadour, played open mic nights and met up with jackson Browne and future Eagles founder Glenn Frey. He and Frey they formed short lived duo.
Next he hooked up with Chris Hillman and Richie Furay to form the Souther Hillman Furay Band which lasted for two albums.
But his songwriting is the lasting impact on the music scene. He co-wrote the biggest Eagles hits, “Best of My Love”, “Heartache Tonight”, “New Kid in Town” and others.
Several songs on Linda Ronstadt’s hit albums “Don’t Cry Now” and “Heart Like a Wheel” came from his pen.
The 8 p.m. show is $40. Tickets at ramsheadonstage.com.