Glen Washington






What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is an outward manifestation of my view of life. Music literally keeps me grounded and humbled. I enjoy sharing with everyone in the community and I believe in listening more than merely performing.

What is your music dream?

It's already happening now. Sharing with the World. If I'm able to pay off my house with it is just gravy.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Planting trees. That's the simplest and most effective way to keep the earth from warming so much that it will forever affect how we live.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Madame Butterfly

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Pat Metheny Group, Acoustic Alchemy, George Winston, Supertramp, Steely Dan, Mumford & Sons, Muddy Waters

What inspires you to make music?

All the fine artists in this community and others.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Dan and I have a vision in mind when we do a track, but after it's posted to the World, the message received is in the ear of the listener after that. Make of it what you will folks.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

All good. No worries.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

The social media platform is the best thing that has happened in music because it finally gives someone an outlet to share their music with the world outside of the trappings of major labels. Those artists who have been passed over for years can now have an audience. Go get em everybody!!!

What do you think of Drooble?

Okay so far in the 1 hour I've been signed in.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Not paying off my house yet!!!!

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Yes. I do support local talent and I like to get out when I can. Lots of excellent music here in the Chicago market.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Just the realization that it's not all about making the blockbuster hit all the time, but being true to yourself and your vision and putting your truth out there as genuinely as possible.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Collecting Pool, Jimena, Kibeja, Carolyn Barela, Oddrun Eikli, Bruce Conover So many more that I will have to periodically update this. Enjoy the community everyone. I look forward to listening.