New Orleans’ own Glen David Andrews, the charismatic performer and trombonist, has made a lot of changes in his life over the past 6 months. After spending 3 months in the Boston area at Right Turn, an innovative recovery program geared to musicians, he returned to New Orleans a changed man and is moving forward with his life and career. Sobriety has kindled a creative surge. He wrote 6 new songs while in treatment and has been performing them at his shows.
He is ready now to go into a studio to record a new CD, which will be entitled, Redemption. The CD will be tracked in New Orleans with his talented band that includes bassist Barry Stephenson, saxophonist James Martin, keyboard player Craig Adams and drummers Jermal Watson and Thelonious Monk Award winner Jamison Ross. Andrews has plans to bring in a number of special guests as well for the CD, mainstays of the New Orleans music community like Ivan Neville, Irvin Mayfield, Paul Sanchez and a few other surprises. Much like a typical Glen David performance, the CD will cover many styles of music, from gospel, to rock, trad jazz to funk.
Glen hopes to get into the studio by the first week of March in order to have the CD ready for Jazzfest where he will again be performing on Thursday May 2nd in the Blues Tent. This will be the second Threadhead Records release for Glen. The first was his critically acclaimed live gospel CD, Walking Through Heaven’s Gate, which made the first round Grammy ballot for Best Traditional Gospel, in 2009.