The Glenn Kaiser Band is a three-piece blues/rock group which has recorded several cds and toured world-wide during the past six years.
Glenn Kaiser (vocals, guitar, harmonica) is best known from his days with Rez (Resurrection Band). He and his wife Wendi recorded and toured extensively with REZ for some 28 years. GKB bassist Roy Montroy wrote tunes as well as played bass and keyboards for Rez for many years and now holds the low-notes down with GKB. Ed Bialach was the second of only two live sound engineers for Rez Band and currently plays drums in GKB.
Glenn continues to record solo blues and occasional worship CDs, serves on the pastoral team at JPUSA (Jesus People U.S.A.) in Chicago's inner-city Uptown neighbourhood and is director of the JPUSA discipleship group Project 12. JPUSA serves many hundreds of poor families, singles, children and seniors via it's CCO, Friendly Towers and Brothers & Sisters United outreaches. JPUSA also hosts the annual Cornerstone Festival near Bushnell, Illinois.
GKB is a Blues/Rock power trio. In 1999, the first shows took place and the band began recording it's seminal Winter Sun in 2000. Shows all over the mid-western U.S. began taking place and the band has done four studio, one live project as well as assisting Glenn on many of his solo recordings. To date, the band has toured much of North American and an increasing portion of Europe.
Glenn Kaiser fell in love with music via Presley, Beatles, then Rolling Stones. These bands as well as early Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Clapton and others took him back to Gary Davis, Blind Willie Johnson, early Muddy Waters and a long list of blues greats. He then discovered white blues/rocker Rory Gallagher and counts Rory as key inspiration, with side-orders of Johnny Winter, Albert King and Leslie West on the electric side.
Glenn began recording country "delta" blues in 1990. Other solo projects followed including both acoustic and electric blues.
* Glenn Kaiser: Vocals, Electric, Electric Lapsteel and Slide, Dobro and Acoustic Guitars, Blues Harp, Writer
* Roy Montroy: Bass, Writer (many of 'em)
* Ed Bialach: Drums