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Label: Decca - DL 75261 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock
Phil Keaggy Southbound - Glass Harp - Glass Harp a member of a mids garage rock band called the Squires; one of their songs, which he co-wrote, appears on the compilation album Highs in the Mid-Sixties, Volume 9. In he moved on to briefly record with the band The New Hudson Exit. At one point, the band had apparently considered Joe Walsh as its lead guitarist. Walsh would later establish himself as guitarist for the James Gang before embarking on a solo career and work with Eagles.
The band gigged in and around the Youngstown, Ohio area, finding work anywhere from school dances to clubs. Markulin left the group to join his cousin Joe in another successful Youngstown band, The Human Beinz. Keaggy and Sferra then recruited bass player Daniel Pecchio.
Pecchio, formerly of the band The Poppy, was also a flautist, a talent that would later be showcased on a few of Glass Harp's songs.
Having recorded a new set of demos and signing with new management, the band set out to polish their live act and shop for a recording deal.
The band quickly found a following in the thriving music scene of Northeast Ohio, particularly alongside contemporaries such as The James Gang.
Glass Harp was especially popular at the legendary JB's in Kent, Ohioplaying to packed houses during the volatile days surrounding the anti-war demonstrations at Kent State University. With their latest demos having found the ears of Grammy Award -winning producer Lewis MerensteinGlass Harp began work on their first album for the Decca label in the fall of The eponymous debut album as well as the two subsequent studio albums was recorded in Jimi Hendrix 's Electric Lady Studios with Merenstein as producer.
Following the release of their debut album with guest John Cale on viola, Glass Harp soon began getting more high-profile opening spots for the biggest bands of the day such as Southbound - Glass Harp - Glass Harp CooperChicagoYesTrafficand Grand Funk Railroad among many others.
Contrary to the tight production and song-oriented nature of their studio albums, the band's live shows at the time demonstrated Glass Harp's ability to stretch out and expand the boundaries of their compositions. While Glass Harp could be very at home with the progressive rock bands of the era, they were in fact one of the pioneers of what would later be known as the jam rock genre, with songs many times reaching over 30 minutes in length with extended solo passages and group improvisation.
ByGlass Harp became one of the most Said - De Swing Et De Soul if not one of the highest-paid groups in Northeast Ohio. On November 21, the band played an opening spot for The Kinks at New York City Southbound - Glass Harp - Glass Harp prestigious Carnegie Hallreceiving a thunderous ovation at the end of their hour-long set.
Southbound - Glass Harp - Glass Harp performance was released as the Live At Carnegie Hall album in This broadcast would become groundbreaking in that it was one of the first to be simulcast on both television and then-nascent FM radio. While an off-air recording of this performance was heavily bootlegged on video for decades, the master tape was later located and subsequently released on DVD as Circa 72 Having already written Christian-themed lyrics throughout his time in Glass Harp, Keaggy first found an audience in the burgeoning Jesus Gypsy - Esperanto - Esperanto Rock Orchestra scene, and later achieved worldwide fame as both a songwriter and instrumentalist as it evolved into Contemporary Christian Music.
The music of the four-piece About The Weather - Various - 100 Hits New Wave took on a more progressive edge, similar to King Crimson and The Moody Blues while studio and live radio broadcast recordings exist  from this period, they remain officially unreleased as of Sferra and Burks formed the short-lived group Hartship in while Pecchio became a founding member of the popular Michael Stanley Band.
Joining the band for the occasion was conductor Isaiah Jackson and members of the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra. The following year saw the commercial release of the reunion concert in the form of the live double album Strings Attached. Although the album is largely devoted to the band's previous work, it also includes Glass Harp's take on several songs from Phil's solo career such as "Tender Love," "Chalice," "From the Beginning" and a solo acoustic version of "The True Believers.
In the summer ofthe group released Hourglass Southbound - Glass Harp - Glass Harp , their first new studio album in 31 years. Well received by fans and critics alike, the album drew on various musical styles that demonstrated Glass Harp's many influences and individual talents. Inthe band went on a short U. These releases were re-mastered with bonus tracks and updated liner notes.
As of earlythe three Glass Harp titles on Music Mill have gone out of print,  and are not yet available for digital purchase. During the s, Glass Harp's touring groups included at various times diverse instrumentation such as trumpets, trombones, saxophones, mandolins and violins. Most frequently, the band is joined by keyboardist Chris Queen, formerly of the Athens, Georgiafunk band Mr.
Tibbs a group which also included Ted Pecchio Christs Death - Sarcófago - I.N.R.I., Daniel Pecchio's son, on bass.
The album was more experimental and free-form in nature than previous Glass Harp recordings, and includes extended versions of older material bridged together by the nearly-sixteen-minute "Beachland Jam". Glass Harp remains semi-active as of [update]performing one-off headlining shows and short tours. In addition, Daniel Pecchio and John Sferra occasionally appear with Phil Keaggy for an electric set during the guitarist's solo performances in or around Ohio.
In an August interview, Keaggy said "Especially this past year I've gotten extra comfortable playing with Glass Harp, we've been lifelong friends. We really love each other as friends and brothers. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the musical instrument, see Glass harp and Glass harmonica.
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