MUSICIANS INSTITUTE - JANUARY 2007
With many thanks to Michael Moore for the report and pix
Acoustic GLENN opened the Musicians Institute event in Hollywood, California this past Thursday afternoon, with a blazing rendition of "Coast To Coast" followed by "Nights In White Satin".
This was followed by a humorous but insightful interview with GLENN by MI graduate and teacher Christopher Maloney. They talked about his life and career - his lowpoints and high points and much more. As always, GLENN was warm, honest and hilarious.
A short Q&A period followed, then Glenn finished with acoustic versions of "I Found A Woman"
and "You Keep On Moving".
Christopher said it was the only time he had seen a standing ovation at an MI event!! A Meet'n'Greet followed at which one student was over heard telling another, "You just heard Jesus Christ sing."
The whole thing lasted about 90 minutes.
GLENN with Christopher Maloney
GLENN live onstage acoustic
Queue for the Meet'n'Greet
GLENN with some of the MI students during the Meet'n'Greet
The MI's teacher hosting the event, Christopher Maloney, later said:
"Thanks a thousand times over for coming down to MI and absolutely slaying it!
I've had instructors and students all emailing me telling me how entertaining and enlightening
the interview/performance was.
That NEVER happens.
I think the students who weren't able to attend are going to get quite the earful come Monday morning. Thanks for your professionalism, candour and great performance. I personally had a blast.
GLENN HUGHES was one of the most entertaining and enlightening performers we've ever had at the Musicians Institute.
His stories of his own personal and professional challenges and achievements were inspiring
even to the most apathetic student.
His vocal and musical talents are well obvious, but it was his charm, frankness and sincerity that really came across to his audience, who rewarded him with a huge standing ovation (a rarity for "school events").
Most impressed were the faculty members who were in attendance, many of whom cancelled their classes and required their students to attend the GLENN HUGHES event.
The faculty knew the importance of their students hearing someone of GLENN's status, experience and talent. In fact, the instructors were just as blown away by GLENN as the students were.
Overall, it was an amazing event, and we would have GLENN come back anytime.
Best of luck in your travels over the next few weeks. Be safe, and have fun."