I'VE BEEN ASKED TO BE IN A NEW
DOCUMENTARY ABOUT SONGWRITERS!
I'm going down to Nashville on
March 26th to film a segment for a
new Documentary about Songwriters
who go to Nashville to follow their dreams.
The Documentary is called
"MORE THANS WORDS" - it's about
all the "Dreamers" like myself
go to Nashville to follow their "dreams"
- I'll keep you posted as to when it will
be released - probably the Fall of 2015.
Finalist: in USA Songwriting Contest
Finalist in ISC
International Songwriting Competition
for "Freedom Train"
Finalist for Great American Songwriting Comp.
Finalist for Westcoast Songwriting Competition
Glen Hornblast's new CD, entitled "Once In A Blue Moon", is an eclectic mix of Glen's best songs written over the last 30 years.
Americana blog No Depression says: “Eventually,Glen will deserve to take his place among the best tunesmiths and lyricists of Canada.”
The songs range from folk and blues to country with a dash of jazz for good measure. Hornblast's sweet and mellow sound reminds one of James Taylor or Cat Stevens - his voice floats over the melodies, weaving a magic spell as insightful as it is soothing. Not a word is in there that's out of place or unnecessary.
"Folk music is all about telling stories", he says over a cup of capaccino. "Songwriters are impossible dreamers trying to change the world with their songs. And sometimes it works."
Once In A Blue Moon is full of songs about real people and places: "Mary" is as touching a song about a homeless woman as you'll ever hear; "Freedom Train" is a raucous Blues anthem about the Underground Railroad, inspired by a trip to the Memphis Martin Luther King Museum; and "Evangeline" is a light, breezy jazz-pop tune.
All in all, Once In A Blue Moon is a thoroughly enjoyable pot-pourriof well-crafted songs for the modern age. With first-rate production by David Baxter and featuring some of Toronto's best acoustic musicians, this CD is guaranteed to make you feel good!