Beverly Glenn-Copeland Comes out of the Woodwork
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Beverly Glenn-Copeland Comes out of the Woodwork
In 1986, an album called Keyboard Fantasies was recorded on cassette in Huntsville, Ontario. It was self-released and barely sold any copies. Recently, the album was rediscovered, shining a spotlight on the incredible catalogue of Beverly Glenn-Copeland.
June 20, 2018

Born in Philadelphia, Glenn came to McGill in the 60s to study music. He fell in love with Canada, released some albums, sang alongside people like Bruce Cockburn, and became a regular on Mr. Dressup.

Recently, his self-released album Keyboard Fantasies was rediscovered. He’s since returned to the stage with a new band, pulling music from his extensive catalogue of jazzy folk, classically-influenced soundscapes and electrified negro spirituals.

Now in his 70s, Beverly Glenn-Copeland reflects on some of the moments that shaped his musical path, including his love of Star Trek, a pianistic rivalry with his dad and the experience of moving through the world as a trans man.

 

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