Keith Glass is a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin, bass), and producer, and a founding member, guitarist, and songwriter with Prairie Oyster, a group which has received critical acclaim, including multiple Juno and CCMA awards. Prairie Oyster is often cited as the country’s foremost roots/country band. They toured extensively in Canada, the U.S. and Europe over a career that spanned almost four decades. In 2008, Prairie Oyster was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. Keith and his band mates are also the recipients of a SOCAN lifetime achievement award.
Keith’s musical career began with an acoustic band called The King City Slickers, which was the forerunner of Prairie Oyster. During a hiatus from that band he fronted his own group, The Glass Band, through the mid 1970s, playing a mix of rock ‘n roll and R&B in clubs throughout Ontario, and was the guitarist in both the stage and screen productions of “Hank Williams: the Show He Never Gave” starring Sneezy Waters, aka Peter Hodgson, with whom he also played many shows.
In recent years, he has been busy producing albums for numerous Eastern Ontario artists including Brock Zeman, Erin Driscoll, Trevor Alguire, Missy Burgess, Brea Lawrenson, Tony Turner, Greg Kelly and Howie Hooper, and playing and singing on countless others, including Lynn Miles and Lynne Hanson and The Lynn(e)s.
The most recent solo album (Bad Dog, named in honour of the family dog, Dusty RIP) shows that Glass is in his songwriting prime, offering listeners beautiful ballads and rich storytelling. The majority of the album was recorded in his home studio as well as at Audio Valley Recording Studio.
When he is not taking playing solo shows or with The Keith Glass Band, Keith also performs with Lynn Miles.