Five Minutes With: Indie Folk Musician Adrian Glynn

The fifth solo release of Adrian Glynn, “You’re Just A Place That I Know”, tracks the story of his Ukrainian grandparents’ flight from their homeland in the 1940s, settling to begin life anew in Montreal. Adrian is a singer, songwriter, actor and multi-instrumentalist based on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueum and Tsleil-Waututh peoples, (AKA Vancouver). He has released more than 8 critically acclaimed albums, both as a solo artist and with the folk music troupe, The Fugitives, and has been nominated for a JUNO Award and multiple Western Canadian Music Awards and Canadian Folk Music Awards.

Adrian Glynn

Name:

Adrian Glynn

Genre:

Indie Folk

Founded:

2007

# of Albums:

5

Latest Album:

You’re Just A Place That I Know

Latest Single:

Lionize

Latest Video: 

Favourite musician growing up:

The Nylons (seriously)

Favourite musician now:

Impossible question. Let’s say Dan Bern, my favourite somehow-not-world-famous songwriter

Guilty pleasure song:

Bed of Roses by Bon Jovi

Live show ritual:

Vocal warm-up, often in the front seat of the tour van. Stretch. Band all slap each other in the face.

Favourite local musician:

You’re making me choose between my friends! I’m saying Nat Jay.

EP or LP?

LP. Albums are all I ever knew

Early bird or night owl?

At home, early bird. On tour, night owl

Road or studio?

In the words of The Zolas, “On the road I dream of home and when at home I dream of action”

Any shows or albums coming up?

I’ll be putting on a full concert of my new album in Vancouver on Sun May 5th at St James Hall. It’s presented by the Rogue Folk Club and will feature a choir, full band and traditional Ukrainian instrumentalists. Tickets here.

Where can we follow you?

Facebook | Instagram | TikTok | Bandcamp

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Rapid Fire Local Questions:

What is your favourite local restaurant?

Addah (Himalayan fusion cuisine. Nothing else like it in Vancouver)

What is your favourite street in your city and why?

I like that little pedestrian bridge that crosses 6th Avenue around Laurel because it feels like a secret.

What is your favourite park in your city and why?

The trails along Lynn Creek because of the many dippable river spots

What is your favourite music venue in your city?

I’m still partial to the halls. WISE Hall and St James Hall.

What is your favourite music store in your city?

Rufus Guitar on Alma, where I’ve been going since I was 15. There’s a Ukrainian guitar tech there who brought my 110-year-old balalaika back to life.

 

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