Joshua Glass is a singer-songwriter/pianist from Burlington, Vermont.
"Glass' voice is reminiscent to Paul McCartney's, as is his pop-influenced songwriting", writes The Vermont Cynic. “The piano is clearly Glass' home. He constantly toys, smiles and rocks out on his 88 keys. His catchy—but not too catchy—lyrics and melodies keep the mood light and the atmosphere enjoyable."
As a singer-songwriter, Glass, 35, embraces a "pop sensibility and improvisational style reminiscent of Allen Toussaint" (Burlington City Arts). Joshua's songs are a blend of playful blue-eyed soul, offbeat folk-rock, and tender balladry---tied together by soulful vocals and lyrics that toe the line between cryptic and brutally honest, often touching on themes of isolation, heartbreak, and elusive glimmers of hope.
As a piano player, Joshua "comes close to the aural equivalent of imbibing whiskey" (Henry Soule of Seven Days), with a stream-of-consciousness style that keeps audiences on their toes---fascinated, but never frustrated.
Collaborating with artists like Justin Levinson, The Beerworth Sisters, Myra Flynn, Aaron Flinn, Gregory Douglass, Justin Levinson, and many others, Joshua’s other musical ventures include his all-instrumental “manic-depressive improv” trio Women Be Shoppin’, folk-rock “supergroup” Duck Duck Goose (with Aaron Flinn and Julia Beerworth), jazz duo The Glass Project (with Gregory Douglass), and soulful “dueling pianos” collaboration with Andriana Chobot.
Glass was voted by readers of prestigious newspaper Seven Days as Vermont's “Best Side Musician of 2011". Nine years later---and a move to front-and-center---Joshua shows no sign of slowing down. His new album SMILE OFF THE CLOCK is currently out, which Glass describes as "thirteen songs about someone afraid of being happy---just crazy, in love, and crazy in love."