--  Gloria’s CD “Seeds” top ten list on radio station WXOU-FM, Michigan.

-- “Wrong Side of the Road” featured on National Public Radio’s “Car Talk.” 

--“The Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase” -honorable mention.

-- Finalist for the 2009 Ozark Folk Festival Songwriters contest.

--On the list of 40 recommended musicians by Folk DJs at International Folk Alliance Conference 2010.

   

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Riverfront Cultural Society 

Janelle Hoffman

"Gloria captures the essence and connectedness of our common experiences.  She pulls you in and no matter what mood you were in when you arrived, she leaves you with the warmest evening of memorable entertainment.  I don't think I've ever smiled all the way through an entire concert."


KDHX-FM Radio 

Paul Stamler

"The songs were brilliant, her instrumental work was astonishing and her command of the audience was total.  We were in the hands of a top flight performer and knew it."


Columbia Daily Tribune

Aarik Danielsen

"Her lyrics look back to specific and universal features of her life, look inside the space of her own heart and look to the present moment--with all its problems and risks-- straight in the face.”




BIO

     Gloria comes from the little river town of Augusta, Missouri and plays a hybrid of contemporary folk music with traditional roots.    She expertly accompanies herself on guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, audience and other interesting gadgets.   An evening with Gloria is not so much a performance, but an experience as she blurs the boundaries of audience and performer and conjures up an evening of shared and memorable experiences.  "Gloria captures the essence and connectedness of our common experiences.  She pulls you in and no matter what mood you were in when you arrived, she leaves you with the warmest evening of memorable entertainment.  I don't think I've ever smiled all the way through an entire concert."  (Janelle Hoffmann--  Riverfront Cultural Society).   Gloria got hooked on the guitar when she was a kid and she played until her fingers bled on a beat up, hand-me-down guitar and then went on to learn clawhammer-style banjo and mandolin.   Gloria beautifully distills the magical and mundane moments of life into three to four-minute thought-provoking gems of music.   Gloria’s CD “Seeds” made the top ten list on radio station WXOU FM in Michigan. “Seeds” has been played all over the country and  Germany, Italy, Australia, Ireland and Israel.  Her song, “Wrong Side of the Road” was featured on National Public Radio’s “Car Talk”.  She was on the list of 40 recommended musicians by Folk DJs at the International Folk Alliance Conference in 2010 and received an honorable mention at The Rocky Montain Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase.  "The songs were brilliant, her instrumental work was astonishing and her command of the audience was total.  We were in the hands of a top flight performer and knew it."  Paul Stamler--KDHX FM Radio

     In addition to playing solo concerts, Gloria also performs with the bands Augusta Bottoms Consort and The Texas Giants with lead and harmony vocals, mandolin,  guitar, harmonica, banjo, percussion and other interesting gadgets.   In addition to music, Gloria coaches families with young children and is the organizer of The Washington River Festival, River Education Experience and Co-organizer of The Missouri River Cleanup in Washington, Missouri which will all take place this Spring during the week of April 15th-20th.  For more information on cleaning the Missouri River, go to www.riverrelief.org.