BIO

 A founding member of Blind Melon and professional drummer since 1987. Glen studied briefly with jazz master Alvin Fielder (The Improvisational Arts Quintet) then, after playing in a variety of bands, toured the southeastern U.S. in the late 80's with Cafe' Des Moines, a three piece group from Mississippi which included future Buddy Guy, and Squirrel Nut Zipper alumnus, Jim Mathus on guitar and vocals.  This project was followed by Birdy, another three piece featuring Pat Sansone (now of Wilco) on guitar and vocals.

 

In 1990, he relocated to Los Angeles from Mississippi and became the final member to join the then unsigned Blind Melon. After recording an unreleased Ep and a multi platinum debut album on Capitol Records, the band toured extensively as headliners and spent 40 weeks between 1992 and 1995 touring with The Rolling Stones, Guns N Roses, Neil Young, Lenny Kravitz, Ozzy Osbourne, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Page/Plant, and many others. Their second record, Soup was released in 1995.

 

After the death of Blind Melon frontman Shannon Hoon in October of 1995, the band recorded Nico, a tribute to the late Hoon. Nico consisted of leftover tracks from the 1995 Soup record and demos Hoon had recorded privately in hotel rooms while on the road. The band then overdubbed extensively on these recordings. A search for a suitable replacement for Hoon was abandoned in 1998 and the group officially disbanded.

 

In 1997 Glen recorded with New Orleans Native Joe Tullos on his album The Scoundrel's Waltz which also included Brad Smith and Rogers Stevens from Blind Melon as well as Tom Maxwell, Ken Mosher, and Jim Mathus from the Squirrel Nut Zippers.

 

In late 1998, Glen recorded a Jim Mathus album, Songs For Rosetta (as a tribute to Charlie Patton) featuring Joe Tullos, Pat Sansone, Andrew Bird, John Sinclair, and Stu Cole (The Squirrel Nut Zippers).  The proceeds were donated to Charlie's daughter, Rosetta. This was a two microphone live recording in Glen's living room in New Orleans. 

 

After relocating to North Carolina and taking a few years off Glen formed The Meek in 2004 with Joe Tullos and Stu Cole. They recorded an independent Ep, Relax, It's Later Than You Think in 2005 and the occasional single through mid-2007. Blind Melon re-formed in late 2007 with singer Travis Warren, recorded an album (For My Friends /Adrenaline), toured until December 31st 2008, then promptly gave Warren the boot.  

 

In 2009, Glen formed another project with Joe Tullos - The Jakeleg which included Peter Holsapple of the DB's and The Continental Drifters on bass. The group utilized two drummers.

 

 

With Warren back in the group as of November, 2010, Blind Melon currently plays 10 to 12 shows each year, mainly international gigs and has no plans for recording or extensive touring.

 

 

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