Sam and Jack Craft, the founding members and core of the band Glasgow, are no strangers to the local spotlight, despite their young age. Classically trained string players (violin and cello), they were longtime members of the backing band of Theresa Andersson, are current members of and tour nationally with the Susan Cowsill Band, are featured prominently on countless recordings, including those of such luminaries as Eddie Bo, Better Than Ezra, Edwin McCain, Dash Rip Rock and others, and have appeared on stage with Irma Thomas, Cowboy Mouth, and more. The brothers are also members of the New Leviathan Oriental Fox-trot Orchestra.
Four out of the five members of Glasgow are alumni of the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA), the high school arts conservatory attended by the likes of Harry Connick Jr., the Marsalis family, Nicholas Payton, and Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews.
Glasgow has shared bills with Third Eye Blind, The Strokes' Julian Casablancas, She Wants Revenge, Dinosaur Junior, and a host of other internationally touring rock bands, helping them win Gambit Weekly's title of Best New Rock Band in 2007. After much positive acclaim for their 2009 LP 'On Earth', the band has been busy writing and rehearsing '1986', an indie-rock opera, set to be fully produced in the fall of 2010. To help promote the opera, Glasgow released the '1986 EP' a 5-song preview of the work, available for free and in download-only format as of March 2010.
As sidemen, the Craft Brothers are fixtures at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and French Quarter Festival, lending their multi-instrumental services to numerous ensembles each year. Glasgow was also a featured performer at 2009's Voodoo Music Experience, as well as at South by Southwest 2010 in Austin, TX.
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