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Ben signs with The Moneypenny Agency 

Ben has joined forces with Nigel Morton and The Moneypenny Agency for exclusive booking representation in the UK/Europe. "I'm thrilled to be working with such a respectable company. Nigel sees the big picture and being included on the roster with such great artists is an honour." The Moneypenny Agency also represents Steve Forbert, Gretchen Peters, Shane MacGowan, Bruce Cockburn and Altan.

Ben's calendar is filling up quickly with 2013 spring tours confirmed with Gretchen Peters and Mary Gauthier where he will be playing in UK, Scotland,Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, and Holland, as well as solo dates in Ireland and the UK. Be sure to check on Ben's "Live" page for venues and performance times. Dates are being confirmed and will be updated as soon as possible.








Elixir Endorsement 

Ben has recently landed an endorsement deal with Elixir Strings. He joins artists such as John Paul White  (The Civil Wars), Train, and Katy Perry on the roster of Elixir endorsed artists. "I've been playing Elixir strings forever and they sound even better now since they are free - thanks for the endorsement guys!"

2013 Tour Announcement 

Ben is excited to announce that he's been asked to join Grammy Nominated artist Gretchen Peters on the road in support of her "Woman on the Wheel" UK/Ireland Tour.  "It's an honor to get to be on the same bill as Gretchen. She's an amazing artist and person and I am thrilled to be a part of this tour," says Ben. The first date kicks off in Dublin on February 27th. Tickets are already on sale for all of the shows! Grab them quickly because the shows are selling fast.

Feb 27, 2013  Whelan's  Dublin Ireland 

Feb 28, 2013  Market Place Theatre Armagh N. Ireland 

Mar 01, 2013  The Errigle Inn Belfast N Ireland 

Mar 02, 2013 Roe Valley Arts Centre Limavady N Ireland 

Mar 03, 2013 The Sage Gateshead

March 05, 2013 St. George's Bristol
Mar 06, 2013 The Electric Palace Bridport UK 

Mar 07, 2013 Darwin Suite (At the Assembly Room) Derby UK 

Mar 08, 2013 Queen’s Hall Edinburgh Scotland  

Mar 09, 2013 Epstein Theatre, Liverpool UK 

Mar 11, 2013  City Hall Salisbury UK 

Mar 12, 2013 The Assembly Leamington Spa UK 

Mar 14, 2013 The Stables Milton Keynes UK

Mar 15, 2013 Queen Elizabeth Hall London UK 

Mar 16, 2013  The Lowry Salford UK 

Mar 17, 2013 City Varieties Leeds UK


Concert Review from No Depression 

"...The opening act and sometime co-writer; Ben Glover from Northern Ireland joined her for the last few songs and; I have to say, his harmonies and guitar playing certainly enhanced Mary’s songs and raised them to a new level that I didn't think possible; with Fred Eaglesmith’s Cigarette Machine taking on a whole new life with the aid of Glover’s dulcet tones; which is saying something when you know the song’s history. 

Of what you’d expect to be Mary Gauthier’s so called ‘signature tunes’ only Mercy Me made an appearance with Glover taking a couple of verses and it was probably the highlight of an excellent evening in the company of one of America’s finest (if underrated) songwriters." - No Depression

 




 

Ben hits the road with Mary Gauthier 

Ben hits the road this fall with Americana songstress Mary Gauthier. This will be the third time Ben has joined Mary on tour. Mary will be out in support of her latest live release "Live at Blue Rock" and Ben will be performing songs from his latest CD "Do We Burn The Boats".

Oct 8 Atlas - Aarhus, Denmark
Oct 9 Pumpehuset - Copenhagen, Denmark
Oct 11 Bush Hall - London, UK
Oct 13 Nantwich Words and Music Festival, Nantwich UK
Oct 14 The Live Theater - Newcastle, UK
Oct 15 Herr Nilsen - Oslo, Norway
Oct 16 Dokkhuset - Trondheim, Norway
Oct 19 Club il Giardino - Italy
Oct 20 The Folk Club - Turin, Italy
Oct 22 Le35 Circa - Cantu Italy
Oct 23 De Schaim - Westwoud, Italy
Oct 24 Cafe De Amer - Amen, Netherlands
Oct 25 Patronaat -Haarlem, Netherlands

For more details on these dates (ticket information, times, etc.) please check out the "Live" page on this site!


Four Stars from Maverick Magazine  

Ben Glover hails from Glenarm, Co Antrim; a little village 30 miles from Belfast in Northern Ireland. He splits his time between his home in Ireland and Nashville, Tennessee where he does very well touring the clubs as well as recording his albums. This album was produced by Neilson Hubbard and recorded at Mr Lemons Studio—same as Amy Speace’s LAND LIKE A BIRD, and in fact Amy has co-written two of the songs with Ben on this album. The first of those co-writes is the bouncy beat driven “Uncomplicated,” with fine drum rhythm from Evan Hutchings (who also did a fantastic job on Amy’s CD). The other is one of the livelier tracks, “War To Believe (All This Time),” with Ben’s breathy and warm voice soothing the pains, accompanied by super guitar and lap steel from Kris Donegan.
Although, “No Means Yes” is given a very slow and soft musical delivery; the lyrics are by no means weak and in fact are very hard-hitting, with a very impacting and powerful message. Ben has been making many friends and gaining new fans since his first album release back in 2008, one of those being folk singer, Mary Gauthier who co-wrote the wonderfully reflective “Rampart Street” with Ben. He also shows a greater freedom with his vocals on tracks such as the jaunty “Memo.” So far, that is   four out of four very good albums. David Knowles - Maverick Magazine






4 Stars from The Irish Times 


Do We Burn the Boats?
 Self-released ****

On his fourth album, Ben Glover moves beyond his mainly Americana influences with a collection of songs that hits the spot more often than not. The singer-songwriter from Glenarm, Co Antrim, now mostly resident in Nashville, is often compared with Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen but Steve Forbert and Ryan Adams come more readily to mind – Forbert’s vivid personal sketches, in particular, are echoed in Glover’s attempts to make sense of life and its passing. The gorgeous poppy insistency of Whatever Happens Will sets the tone, and it is followed by exceptional tracks such as Memo, Do What You Do, And Only You and I and Rampart Street (the latter co-written with Mary Gauthier). However, it is the aching, whispered, countryish ballad No Means Yes that best captures the growing maturity and confidence of a natural storyteller. - Joe Breen (IRISH TIMES)



2012 Unsigned Only Winner 


Congrats to Ben for recieving an Honorable Mention Award from Unsigned Only. His song "Memo" made the semi finals and finals of this prestiguious contest and was given this distinction out of 7,500 submissions.

Net Rhythms Review 

 
The Irish singer-songwriter’s fourth album, the third in as many years, shows no sign of any creative tail off. Initially intended as a five track EP, the songs and ideas kept coming so he kept the tape kept rolling.

Stylistically there’s no real departures, the album a meld of Americana, Memphis tinged soul, Celtic roots rock imbued by established influences (Simon, Morrison, Petty, Springsteen, Forbert, Dylan) and songs well balanced between gentle acoustic strums and fuller band arrangements.

Again produced by Neilson Hubbard in Nashville, it’s the former that kicks things off with what could well be the album’s motto, Whatever Happens Will, an easy rolling Forbertish number that you’ll find yourself humming along to from the start. As per its title, Uncomplicated keeps things simple with Evan Hutchings laying down a steady drum beat over which are laid strings and a gradually strengthening guitar while Glover’s soulful, slightly nasal croon carries the song along.

One of the album’s stand outs, the Pettyish melancholy of Memo, follows with a catchy rhythmic chug, minimal piano notes, mandolin and gospel hued ‘woo ah’ female backing vocals before, backed by Dan Mitchell on organ, soulful Van-like waltz Do What You Do briefly brings the slower tempo numbers to a halt.

Cranking up the chiming guitars, War To Believe (All This Time) is painted in decidedly early Tom Petty colours though, when the electric guitar break arrives midway you might also hear daubs of The Replacements and Ryan Adams too.

After this, it’s back to quieter tones for the gentle country folk ripples of the romantic And Only You And I, a song meant to be danced to under starlit clear skies, sparse heartbreaker No Means Yes (another gem) with Glover’s hushed, bruised vocals embraced by just sad churchy organ and acoustic guitar, and soul folk mantra A Thousand Suns with leg slap percussion, reverb guitar and Carey Ott on ukulele. Featuring some muscular guitar chords, Break Away’s mid-tempo rootsy rock search for escape ("I can’t go fast enough, and I can’t get drunk enough") offers an unexpected touch of Roy Orbison as it builds to a soaring climax.

However, he saves the best to last with the haunting Rampart Street. Mining both Springsteen’s Nebraska and Dylan’s Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues and featuring Tania Elizabeth on violin it’s ,the second song he’s co-written with Mary Gauthier. Inspired by a teenage shooting in New Orleans, it movingly describes a rain-washed funeral in a lyric about the need for release and grace and is, unquestionably, the finest number he’s yet recorded.

The album title refers to the idiom about doing something that makes it impossible for you to go back to the situation you were in before. In recording this album, Glover’s set himself an almost impossible task in following it. I have no doubt he’s more than up to the challenge. - Net Rhythms 

Telegraph Review 


Mary Gauthier turns up, too, on another fine slice of Americana - this time by Northern Ireland's Ben Glover. He recorded the album Do We Burn The Boats? in Nashville - and you might struggle to identify too much of an home accent from the former law student from Glenarm in Antrim.

This fourth album from Glover is an assured and convincing one. Whatever Happens Will has a catchy charm and the gentle pulse of A Thousand Sins is beguiling. The violin playing of Tania Elizabeth on Rampart Street (a song Glover co-wrote with Gauthier) is up to her usual classy standard and it's a fine song all round. There must be something about that location, because Chuck Berry once wrote a song called Right Off Rampart Street. Glover has produced a very solid and enjoyable album with No Means Yes having shades of an on-form Ryan Adams. 

Rhythm and Booze Review 



Ben Glover is a singer-songwriter hailing from Glenarm, Co. Antrim who combines a combination of Americana, folk and stripped down rootsy rock, drawing on influences from the great poetic storytellers such as Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison and Paul Sinon among others then welds that to the urgency of Springsteen.

Ben has released three albums to date receiving plaudits from the likes of the BBC, Hot Press and The Irish News among others, whilst his busy tour schedule in the past year has taken in everywhere from Belfast, London and Edinburgh through to New York, LA and Nashville, performing with the likes of Vince Gill, Buddy Miller, Mary Gautier and Jason Mraz along the way. If that wasn’t enough Ben has also seen his material used on a variety of films and TV programs from Finding Joy to sports program The Championship.

Fourth album, Do We Burn Boats originally was conceived as a five track EP, but after just three days in the studio Ben realised that the momemtum lent towards a full length recording and hte album build quickly and organically.

The album opens with Whatever Happens Will, a stunning acoustic let number, that sets the stall out for the entire album, the track captivates from the opening few bars as Ben’s glorious croon, strong structures and thought provoking lyrics instantly hook the listener in, whilst the wondrous melody and harmony enriched vocal refrain has you simultaneously humming and tapping along. Uncomplimented continues in the same rich vein with a beautiful combination of Ben’s hushed and soulful tones are accompanied by delicate strings, driving drums and laidback yet affecting guitar riffs.

Memo features a delicious mix of piano, mandolin, waves of electric guitar and a nod to gospel with a spirited and upliting, harmony fuelled chorus, whilst No Means Yes is a sparse, spine tingling and delicate slow burner that see’s Ben deliver a stunning, aching croon that simply melts and oozes with class. Elsewhere on the stripped down rootsty rock of album the likes of Break Away Ben brings to mind the likes of prime time Westerberg, whilst I have to mention A Thousand Suns, which is a prime slice of stripped down acoustic hook-laden soul with glorious vocal interplay and a delicious understated hook.

Do We Burn The Boats, is a sensational album from start to finish, Ben Glover’s latest, smoulders and burns with a passion that few singer-songwriters can only ever dream of matching, simply sensational.

Rhythm & Booze Rating 10

FATEA Review of Do We Burn The Boats? 

Ben Glover's Do We Burn The Boats is the latest Americana album I've had the pleasure to review. However, listening to it leaves me thinking he shouldn't be pigeonholed into the category because he does cover more in scope, as greater artists tend to. Having drawn comparisons with the highly praised talents of singer-songwriters like Tom Petty, David Gray, Damien Rice and the legendary Boss, Bruce Springsteen, I'd say with this latest album he sure is climbing nearer to their heights if not already touching the tail end.

From the off, What Ever Happens Will is delightful with its mellow sounding harmonic woooh oooohs that accompany the chorus. It washes over you, cleansing you of all worry and stress, leaving behind a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere in which the rest of the album is to be enjoyed. With lyrics like, 'Don't let time get the better of you……Tomorrow's just a ghost waiting to be born….' it bequeaths a laid back chilled out approach that is quite infectious.

While the many positive comparisons are flying about, Memo buffers you along with a sound akin to Paul Simon. All the many comparisons aside, it is clear Ben Glover has established his own unique sense of style so thankfully he's never at risk of getting lost among them.

Do What You Do sneaks up on you beginning its journey with a gentle guitar melody before picking up Ben's soft yet haunting vocals. It builds up with a multitude of instruments joining the voyage along the way. Like they're all part of a travelling band, adding their own component to the musical puzzle as they meet up. This is a real hidden jewel in the crown even while light on lyrics, the musical arrangement and vocals are what build on the simplicity creating a considerable depth.

From the rockier sounding War To Believe, with its impressive electric guitar to the bluesy dulcet tones of No Means Yes and the heartfelt ballad And Only You And I, Ben demonstrates the true extent of his skills. Break Away is perfectly paced packing such a force it fills you with a sense of strength while Rampart Street brings things to a close with a delicate grace hinted at and already glimpsed throughout. The string arrangement is sublime with just slender guitar at its core accompanied by startlingly emotive cello and violin. Whereas Do What You Do is a hidden jewel, Rampart Street shines out bold and beautiful yet with hues remaining as subtle as the music.

While perhaps Ben hasn't yet been universally recognised for the talent he clearly possesses, the comparisons keep coming to include Ryan Adams and even Bob Dylan, particularly with regards the writing. To an extent these are more than justified even if he does still have a little way to go and something still to prove. This is the third album in three years and fourth overall and it oozes quality and confidence. Ben sounds comfortable, like he has found the place he needs to be to produce accomplished, verging on phenomenal records. I'll admit this is the first I've heard of him but Do We Burn The Boats has definitely left me wanting more. His previous albums are already on my shopping list.

Rob Powell

UNSIGNED ONLY FINALIST 


UNSIGNED ONLY ANNOUNCES 2012 FINALISTS!

Ben has been chosen as a finalist in the Unsigned Only Music Competetion. A total of 100 finalists were selected from nearly 7,500 entrants, representing solo artists and bands from 80 countries worldwide. All finalists have been sent to the celebrity judges who will select the winners. Winners will be announced in August, 2012. Congratulations to all finalists!




The Irish World  



Do We Burn the Boats? is the fourth album from Ireland’s ‘very own Bruce Springsteen’ Ben Glover, and with the growth in his talent as a song writer and his likenesses to both Springsteen and Dylan, it is becoming more and more evident why he is being described as ‘one of Ireland’s finest tunesmiths’.

Antrim-born Glover’s album was recorded in the heart of Nashville, produced by Neilson Hubbard and features a track (Rampart Street) co-written by American folk singer Mary Gauthier, who described Glover’s music as ‘shining work of kindness and heart’, stating that she was ‘proud to have co-written a song with him’.

When talking of the process that went into recording the album, Glover says: “I intended to record just five songs for an EP, but after three days in the studio we all felt that there was a momentum happening that we couldn't ignore. So we decided to go full steam ahead and cut ten songs and make an album”.

Since beginning his career as a musician, Glover has earned rave reviews across the globe for his music, and has sold out gigs in both the famed Hotel Café in Los Angeles and Nashville’s Bluebird Café, legendary for discovering country stars such as Taylor Swift andGarthBrooks. Over the years, Glover has performed with talents including Vince Gill, Jim Lauderdale, Jason Mraz and Tift Merritt, and talks of his inspirations: ‘I was always drawn to and continue to be attracted to artists of a poetic nature, or great storytellers—obvious names like Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison, and Paul Simon. And I've always had a great affection for country music; the Americana imagery always fascinated me. So people like Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson are important sources to me, as well.”

His music has been used in feature films such as ‘Finding Joy’ and in hit webisode series ‘Adults Only’.

Smokin Charlie Brown Review 

Ben Glover is back with a fourth album, as emotionally graceful and expertly Americana as his previous three. But of course with even more song writing maturity, his Springsteen-esque qualities and healthy Dylan twinge even more present and, the critics’ early premonitions of greatness even more justified.

Q and Q With Edwin McFee 

Hi Ben and welcome to the Big List. This summer your new record ‘Do We Burn The Boats?’ comes out. Can you tell us a little bit about it?“Howdy Big List! The new record was recorded in Mr Lemon’s Studio in Nashville. I went into the studio with the intention of recording four or five songs for an EP, but after a few days in I felt that there was a momentum happening that I couldn’t ignore. So we ditched the EP idea and went full steam ahead for an album. I had written about thirty new songs in the past year so the material was there, it was just a matter of feeling out what songs sat well together. It was recorded and mixed in two weeks, so it all happened very quickly and organically. It’s a bit of a blur actually!”

 The new LP sees you re-team once again with producer Neilson Hubbard. What is it about working with Neilson that you enjoy so much? “This is the third album I’ve worked with Neilson on and I feel very lucky to have made this connection with him. We’ve recorded an album a year for the past three years, so we know how each other works in the studio and we have a great level of trust, which I believe is vital in a relationship with a producer. The emphasis with Neilson in the studio is on the feel and emotional impact of the performance, rather than say, trying to get the technically perfect drum sound. Working with him is always very organic and honest. We are close friends so asides from musical reasons it’s great to be able to work with your mate.”

 Personally, I’m hearing a strong Tom Petty influence on the record this time around, particularly on ‘Memo.’ Would you agree? “You can make Tom Petty comparisons all day long and I won’t dare complain! Petty is certainly an influence. If you’re a singer-songwriter it’s near impossible not to be affected by him. With ‘Memo’ we didn’t have any pre-conceived musical direction; that definitely was a song that came to life in the studio. The production brought an awful lot to that track and interestingly it’s one that seems to be connecting with listeners. If we somehow channeled Tom then we must have been doing something right.”

 Album closer ‘Rampart Street’ in particular is a really beautiful song. Can you tell us a little about how it was made? “I wrote it with the great Mary Gauthier, who is one of my favourite artists/writers. It was inspired by a story both of us had read about teenage gun crime in New Orleans and “Rampart Street” is in that city. We worked hard to make sure that we made a very specific theme somewhat universal, so I think the sentiment is relatable without having to know the background of the song. We must’ve re-written that song four times before we felt we got it right. This track is one my favourite pieces of music that I’ve recorded. It’s pretty dark, but I think by end of the song we have captured some hope. The beautiful violin played by Tania Elizabeth adds so much to it too.”

 ‘Do We Burn The Boats?’ is your fourth record. In what ways do you feel it differs from your earlier albums?“I feel in many ways it is lighter, there’s more tempo and the production is edgier. I didn’t want to be so precious about the recording process this time round, meaning I didn’t want over think things too much in the studio. This gave us more freedom to try new things in the studio and I think that can be heard on the record.”

 I understand the opening track [‘Whatever Happens Will’] is set to feature in the new film Finding Joy. Is soundtrack work something you’d like to get more involved with? Your songs have a very cinematic feel-in the sense that they also tell stories.“Finding Joy is being released in cinemas in the US in June so I’m excited about it being my first placement. Film and TV soundtracks is definitely a focus of mine and something I want to get much more involved in. I was in Los Angeles in May for a showcase with twenty film/TV music supervisors and it was great to have the opportunity to perform and pitch my songs to them. The sound of my records seems to be favourable with the supervisors, so we’re getting lots of interest from the TV/film world on the back of the LA showcase.”

 You split your time between Nashville and Belfast. Do you ever see a time when you’ll make the move to Nashville permanently?“At the moment I spend about eight months of the year in Nashville, so it feels very much like a home to me. It’s a great place to be based in for the US as it’s accessible and relatively central.  It feels as if naturally Nashville is becoming more of my permanent base, but I’m still lucky in that I get to spend time and work both sides of the Atlantic, so in many ways it is the best both worlds.”

 Finally Ben, you’ve a pretty extensive tour of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland coming up. Are there any shows you’re especially looking forward to and do you feel it’s important to keep gigging at home as well as further afield?“June is certainly busy on the touring front here. I’m looking forward to all the shows, particularly two nights in No Alibis in Belfast on June 8 and 9. I’ve also got some ‘in-the-round’ gigs coming up with Bap Kennedy and Anthony Toner and it will be great to share the stage with two of NI’s finest. Gigging at home is vital for me and although it’s great to tour and travel, it has to be said that playing at home is hard to beat.”

Music Mafia Review 

Ben Glover is back with a fourth album, "Do We Burn the Boats?" as emotionally graceful and expertly Americana as his previous three.

Recorded in the heart of Nashville, the album was produced by Neilson Hubbard (Kim Richey, Glen Phillips, Garrison Starr) and features a track (Rampart Street) co-written by seasoned folk songstress Mary Gauthier. This album is excellent with tracks that are instantly memorable. Glover's voice is smooth and very reminiscent of artists such as Bob Dylan, David Gray and Bruce Springsteen.

The songs are mature in their approach and thought provoking. This album has something for everyone and is definitely an album you will want to listen to over and over.

Highly recommended - Music Mafia

Roots Time Review 

According to our Google Translators this is the English version of Roots Time's great review.

Really great talent will sooner or later the success he deserves and this certainly applies to the Irish singer - songwriter Ben Glover talent. Step by step scrapes he certainly continue in his songs and music, and today we here the handsome result of listening, his fourth album, "Do We Burn The Boats", where Ben's beautiful, from 2011 dating album "Before The Birds" remember to surpass. We were deeply impressed by this young man from Glenarm, a village near Belfast, when his last album live in the proposed program for the famous singer - songwriter Mary Gauthier. Apparently this also applies to her because she wrote with him the song "Rampart Street" for his new album, which again was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, under the watchful eye of producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Neilson Hubbard and a strong team of nine musicians.

Being stronger is the motto of Ben Glover and once again several songs co-written with other songwriters, the main player Neilson Hubbard. Also contributing vocally all these people do their bit, resulting in a series of beautiful melodies that extra strength from the beautiful harmonies. "We Burn The Boats" has ten songs that the reputation of Ben Glover playing opposite Ryan Adams, David Gray or Bruce Springsteen homage to him easily and at the same level of lifting these top artists. The exquisite and varied extra padding instrumental with piano, organ, mandolin, ukulele, violin, cello, electric guitar or lap steel lift the songs to a higher level of detail.

"Do We Burn The Boats" is overall a summer sounding album, with outliers the uptempo opener with the fatalistic title "Whatever Happens Will", a song that surely Tom Petty would please and with the powerful chorus even more power allotted will refrein.Ook in the radio-friendly sing-along "Memo" and the powerful electric guitar and slide guitar rocker dammed country in Bruce style "War To Believe (All This Time)" may we classify in this category. Superb referring to another great British talent, Ben Howard, sounds "A Thousand Suns", with its handclap percussion, warm harmonies and sprightly mandolin tropical Afro-Caribbean breeze from late blow.

The album also has some haunting ballads like the powerful, accompanied by electric guitar and piano "Break Away", where David Gray and Roy Orbison shake hands or fragile and tender waltz "Do What You Do", which, like the sad "No Means Yes" Ryan Adams feelings bubbling up late. The final topper "Rampart Street", leave the Marie Gauthier lump in the throat and builds nicely, with a modest balance of organic sounding acoustic instruments like guitar, cello and cutting violin of the talented Tania Elizabeth, who eventually ardent support getting an epic Grol different electric guitar.

With "Do We Burn The Boats", the eyes of the public finally open for one of the most talented song Smids of the young generation, Ben Glover. The way his Irish singer - songwriter roots Americana with vivid and original crosses, since we can only salvation and Nashville tricks and deserves attention. His third album "Before The Birds" was well hit but "Do We Burn The Boats" must continue to kick hit.

Yvo fibers (Roots Time)

4 Stars from Guitarist Magazine  

"It's a good time for fans of carefully crafted acoustic song, as a whole generation of thoughtful acoustic singer-songwriters seems to have come to maturity in the last 10 years. With subtle overtones of Dylan, this is the fourth album from Irish songsmith Glover. From the warm melancholy of Memo, to the gentle mandolin pulse and shimmering electric tones of A Thousand Suns this is a rewarding and understated album." - Guitarist Magazine