Glen Foster is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, music producer and president of his own companies Rescue Records, and Parent Publishing and Productions.
He has been performing professionally for more than 40 years and has released 8 original albums of his own compositions. The latest international release is a Live Album entitled Feelin' Alive! on Rescue Records along with several accompanying music videos. The album includes 14 live tracks from a concert recorded on Feb 21, 2020 plus 2 new Bonus studio tracks recently recorded in 2021 for single releases.
Foster has toured Canada extensively from coast to coast on the same bill with Lighthouse, Sammy Hagar, Dr. Hook, Jose Feliciano, Valdy, Jesse Winchester, Stan Rogers etc., performed at the Richmond Ozone for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and plays regularly at music festivals, pubs, concert and dance halls on the west coast with Glen Foster Group.
Glen Foster was front man of his own band called Falcon, signed with Quality Records in the 70s & 80s, and lead guitarist for several years with WEA’s Ray Materick of ‘Linda Put The Coffee On’ fame. Live appearances include The Ian Tyson Show, Tommy Banks Show, The Cave, P.N.E. Gardens, Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, Ontario Place, Massey Hall, El Mocambo, and the legendary Riverboat in Toronto.
Foster was a professional music teacher for over 20 years. He has studied rock, jazz, Chet Atkins finger style, Hawaiian, and classical guitar having been awarded two silver medals from the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Glen Foster is a “do-it-all-myself” kind of guy. He writes his own songs, sings, plays multiple instruments, books his own gigs, promotes and produces for his own record label and publishing company. He’s been an instrument repairman, salesman, teacher and a student with two silver medals from the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Foster has been performing professionally for over 40 years and has released 8 original albums of his own compositions. His latest international release is a folk/rock album entitled FEELIN’ ALIVE! showcasing 14 live concert songs and 2 studio singles, with self-produced music videos.
“We had been working steady, my voice was at its peak and the band playing great. It worked out perfectly that we had recorded that concert and were ready to release a new album soon after.”
When asked about the latest single ‘Three Man Band’ Foster said “It’s a tribute to John Fogerty of CCR, whom I’ve always admired and went to see in 2019. It’s also a nod to anyone who’s ever been in a Three Man Band and knows how hard you have to work just to pay the bills”. Drummer Dwight Gray shares the lead vocals. “Dwight loves singing Fogerty so one day I just said ‘I’m going to write a CCR type song just for you to sing’, and that’s exactly how it happened.”
And what was the motivation for composing ‘Friends Like That’? “Oddly enough I thought I’d also try writing a song for my bass player, but it became such a personal thing for me, thinking about people I’ve known, that I poured a lot of my heart and soul into it. It’s simple yet so meaningful.”
Glen Foster was front man of his own band called Falcon, signed with Quality Records in the 70s & 80s, and lead guitarist for several years with WEA’s Ray Materick of ‘Linda Put The Coffee On’ fame. Live appearances include The Ian Tyson Show, Tommy Banks Show, The Cave, P.N.E. Gardens, Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, Ontario Place, Massey Hall, El Mocambo, Mosport Folk Festival and the legendary Riverboat in Toronto. He’s no stranger to large crowds and the rigors of touring.
“We’re just so glad to be back playing some live gigs this summer, after the long Covid-19 layoff. We’ve got a brand new album and single to promote, and I’m also releasing a Christmas Album later this year. I don’t have time Not to be busy!”
Indeed Glen Foster and Friends appear to be Feelin’ Alive!
Feelin' Alive! July 5, 2021 Glen Foster and Friends. 14 tracks from a Live Concert recorded Feb 21, 2020 plus 2 Bonus tracks recorded in the Studio by Glen Foster Group in 2021.
Singles: Three Man Band, Friends Like That
Not Far Away Apr 24, 2020 Glen Foster Group with Featured Guests: Brent Boehler, Elise Boulanger, Thomas Neville, Jay Stevens, The Skallywag Skiffle Kings, The Cryptomnesia Choir
ROCKABILLY FEVER places Top 16 in The Rockabilly Rumble Original Song Contest 07/21
Singles: Party Out There Tonight, Rockabilly Fever, Feel Alright, Brains Brawn and Beauty
Party Out There Tonight Apr 9, 2019 Glen Foster Group 4 song EP. Includes Rockabilly Fever and the Title Song (co-written by Glen Foster the musician and Glen Foster the comedian 'That Canadian Guy')
Music Alchemy June 1, 2017 Featuring: Mark Crissinger, David Gogo, Paul Gogo (Trooper), Marty Shepard (REO Speedwagon)
Singles: Crashing Down, Cactus Whiskey, Stepping Out On Saturday Night
Leaving The Lagoon Dec 1, 2015 #1 on CHLY 101.7 Nanaimo Top 30 in Dec2015 and Jan2016, #13 on The Independent Radio Show Playlist (syndicated to over 3000 radio stations), added to CBC National Radio Virtual Music Library
The Reckoning Sept 1, 2012 Videos: Reckoning, This That These & Those, Someday (It’ll All Work Out), Easy Rolling. Single: Pixelated Man
Trusted Tried & True Feb 1, 2010 Guests: David Gogo, Gerry Barnum, The Turtle Doves. Destination Desolation Sound video appeared on BC Tourism website for the ‘Vancouver, Coast and Mountains Region’.
Walk Into The Mirror/The Falcon Apr 1, 2008 compilation CD of two previous albums, including the single Los Angeles winner of a 1980 talent contest on CKOC Radio Hamilton, as selected by Neville Grant.
The Spirit of Christmas and The Twelve Guitars of Christmas, a 45 rpm single on Red Vinyl was initially released in 1986 and received national airplay in Canada. The 25 year anniversary re-release of Nov 2011 features digitally re-mastered mixes.