Glenn Jones

About Glenn Jones

A founding member of enigmatic indie instrumental group Cul de Sac, Glenn Jones started playing guitar at age 14, opening the door to what would be a decades-long journey into inventive and exploratory sounds. Focusing almost entirely on instrumental pieces and developing a signature sound melding noisy electronics, finger-style acoustic guitar, and terse rock rhythms, Jones occasionally played homemade instruments of his own design, including a prepared lap steel guitar he dubbed "the Contraption." A self-proclaimed student of what he calls "the Takoma School," Jones' instrumental style heavily follows the influence of John Fahey and generally falls into the rustic, pastoral territory of Fahey and other American Primitive artists. After making his solo debut with 2004's This Is the Wind That Blows It Out, he expanded his style on subsequent albums, incorporating banjo on 2009's Barbecue Bob in Fishtown and more experimental tunings on records like 2022's reflective Vade Mecum.

Spokane, WA, United States
October 1, 1953
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