December Shows Updated Update :)

UPDATE to this Update: It turns out my set -time- at Everybody’s Coffee this Friday will be about 5-5:50 pm! The Crossing will do the 6-7 slot. So there you have it. Please know I will sing about 3 tunes and otherwise be doing instrumentals of Christmas songs on cigarbox, found-object guitars, bring out the Taylor and dobro on a couple as well. It’s all acoustic so very laid-back for the Wilson Walk that happens each year here in Uptown as people do music in various establishments up and down Wilson Ave. in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood.

Besides a couple of jail/prison dates, I have two Christmas sets as well as a VA Hospital set and a New Year’s Eve event coming up. Hoping you’ll enjoy the holidays and thanks for stopping by. -Glenn

GK Christmas music @ Everybody’s Coffee
935 W. Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL
GK plays 5:10-5:50 pm

and then:


And New Year’s Eve:

December 31, 7pm @ Christian Family Fellowship
3025 South Westwood Blvd, Poplar Bluff, Missouri

THANKSgiving 2015

From the first snow of the season as I left Chicago at 4:30 a.m. to beautiful (mostly!) Ohio weather, coffeehouse shows, several prison sets, Interstates but also back-country two lanes with plowed corn and bean fields, seeing a turkey fly up to sit on a high branch and roost as I drove by him and a sunset… I’ve got plenty to thank God and yes, family and friends for!

As I stood. sang and spoke before men on death row this past week, as I listened to and prayed for them, the obvious compassion in my life and the contrasts ring so very clear. There but for the grace of God… and how can I best bring them a glimpse of it?20151124_164004

The sun goes down in Ohio as it does here in Illinois and everywhere each night… but it’s a beautiful sun, sky and woodland God created. Every day is new and His mercies are on the table for us regardless. Each end means a fresh beginning. “In EVERYTHING GIVE THANKS for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

Straight up, I give Thanks:

for my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

for the best wife a man could want

for amazing daughters, sons-in-law, grandkids

for an authentic, faithful community/church

for a zillion friends all over the world

for a future in His hands

for the eternal life He brings me

health, songs, spiritual and practical gifts

for clarity of purpose, calling, path and service

continued Amazing GRACE

May you who are reading this enjoy the love and mercies of God this Thanksgiving (USA) and through the Christmas season!

John 3.17

With deep thanks, I wish you the strongest, truest Love, -Glenn

Amazing Extended Weekend!

BIG thanks to the many peeps who came out both in Wilmington and Bellville, Ohio shows! The staff at Joe’s Java and Brumby’s were just superb, kind comments and conversations, great interview with Karen at Final Flight Radio and Rev. Blues blew harp with me in Bellville… and then:

My friend John McClure, longtime chaplain in maannnyyy Ohio prisons brought me to several doing blues, worship, sharing my journey and he gave a great word (as usual) in each place including 2 death row sets.

In case you did not know I am 100 percent against the death penalty for a load of reasons both biblical and practical, but another time for that.

Some of these men may well get released re. dna. Some of them may experience their last Thanksgiving and Christmas. I am very, very grateful to bring music and even a glimmer of hope to them, and also to those many we saw in the other max. security prisons over these days.

John and his kind wife are gems- hosted me a couple nights as well.

In each and every stop sweet, and in many cases, pretty deep discussions took place. A lot of folks have a lot of needs. And what a joy to see so many old friends too.

So I am home with Wendi now and just so thankful.

Ha, yep, Thanksgiving indeed… safe travels and now home with my sweet girl, our amazing family… and tonight get to sleep in my own bed 🙂

I am so thankful to God for His grace!

As always, thanks for stopping by. -Glenn

Christmas and Beyond- New Music From GK

I and others in our fellowship have worked with The Bridge (Chicago) for some 10 years now. They reach out to ex-prisoners and at-risk peeps helping with genuine friendship, biblical answers to their questions and needs, food, housing and job placement. In short, they do amazing and needed work and we’re proud to work with The Bridge.
Several months ago they informed me they’d decided to record a project of songs that I am largely featured on and which I have finished tracking. They told us that all proceeds of this project must to go to our Cornerstone Community Outreach shelter as we work with the poor -many whom are veterans. They get us and they understand the issues. Wow.

So I hope you and others you pass this info. on to will be uplifted and encouraged by the music as well as opportunity to help the many in-need people of CCO.
Here is the first single, a pre-release mixed for the holidays as you’re about to hear.Enjoy!
With deep respect and warm thanks to the staff at The Bridge.

Wishing all a BLESSED Thanksgiving and indeed, Christmas!!

Chicago Cigarbox Git Fest 2016

Great fun tonight, many kind comments and enjoyed it as per usual. Thanks to Brian, Tony and crew 🙂

Here are a few shots, mostly a dark placeBrauerhouseCBGfest but just a few phone shots.LowebowCookin

Tonight’s git arsenal included my Shane Speal 3 stringer, Ascendent Instruments 3 stringer, an Altoids tin super short diddley bow (1 stringer) I made and my Rat Dog (now that he is in Florida, Swamp Dog) bedpan 4 stringer. Some cool stuff in the side room.LoweGitsFunGear

The Percolater amp rocked as did the Trimmed and Burnin’ Spanky amp.

Next weekend, 2 Ohio shows. I will update them in the week.

Now- TOMORROW night (Sunday, Nov. 15) I will pop out a lil’ surprise gift for everyone- cuz Christmas is coming. Also what’s coming is a fresh and very diff. project I’m included in to be released around the end of January. Hint- it’s not blues, nor rock at all… but it’s music I believe in -and for a very important and good cause.

For now, G’night!