Overview: Guitarist/composer Joesf Glaude draws on a wide range of influences to create an instrumental art form of textures, moods, and melodies. It's an improvised music based on structured ideas. He has spent his life traveling the US and Canada, Central and South America, Western Europe, India, and Africa. His influences include African guitarist Ali Farka Toure, sitar player Ravi Shankar, jazz artists Ellington and Dolphy, and composers such as Bach and Stravinsky.
After hearing Scotty Moore's solo on Elvis' Heartbreak Hotel, Joesf knew he wanted to be a guitarist. Joesf's father enrolled him in lessons with Charlie Johnson. By his senior year in high school he was playing tenor guitar and dulcimer in the folk band "Oracle". He continued his exploration of various forms of music playing five-string banjo, mandolin, guitar, bass and 12-string guitar.
As a guitar major at Christopher Newport College, he played classical guitar with the Williamsburg Chamber Orchestra as well as electric guitar wit Artist Site
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