Local Reviews: Glade Sowards

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Glade Sowards
Street: 07.01
Glade Sowards = Black Wagon + David Williams + No Comparison
I was at SLUG Mags’s July LOCALIZED which doubled as David Williams’ CD release show at The Urban Lounge, when it turned into “Glade’s Surprise Record Release Party.” I have to say, it plucked my heart-strings.  Glade had no idea that Jeremi Hansen, Brent Dreiling (Band of Annuals), Brinton Jones (The Devil Whale) and Jesse Ellis (Blue Sunshine Soul) had recorded, mastered, pressed and duplicated 250 discs from four years of Glade’s collected demos. Let me say that they do NOT sound like demos. I think of Glade as chief of his own market. “New York City” stands alone as a somber ballad of missing someone, while “Again” reflects the return of a love lost. Every song on this record is honest, heartfelt and beautiful.