PORTLAND 21 Brix Winery is pleased to announce that their monthly 'Beats at the Brix' music series is continuing this month with Glenn Roth, fingerstyle guitarist.
Most days, Glenn can be found at Grand Central Terminal, not as a commuter, but rather playing his guitar as a licensed performer in the MTA's Music Under New York program. His fingers work magic, creating a soundscape of compelling melodies that invite you to leave the rush of everyday life behind on an aural escape.
Like many modern guitar players, Glenn's first influence was rock music: Iron Maiden, Tool, 311, Radiohead. Listen carefully and you can hear a hint of that in his compositions - a playful chug, an airiness, a strong sense of rhythm. The most direct nod to his rock and roll past, Glenn's instrumental version of Iron Maiden's Run to the Hills, has garnered a half million hits on YouTube and won Glenn legions of fans.
Glenn is purely a fingerstyle player, his thumb riding the bassline and the melody driving all. His compositions suggest multiple guitars, but it's really just one guy, ten flying fingers, one instrument. Come and enjoy the musical talent of Glenn Roth this Saturday. The event is free, but a wine purchase is required, so enjoy a glass of wine or sip a slushie as you relax. The winery offers a wide selection of wines including several new dry reds, and their signature Ella the Elephant series wines.
21 Brix Winery will be hosting musicians the last Saturday of every month so mark your calendar. Check out the website for a list of upcoming events, as well as to find out who will be the featured musicians in the coming months.
The winery is located at 6654 West Main Road (Route 20), Portland, 716-792-2749. Look for the pink elephant!