Foster Gladman is a staple in the Colorado music scene, and a self
professed music historian. As a young teenager he began playing
guitar at a time when classic rock hadn't come "classic" and the
1980's were just getting started.
asked who his initial influences were he'll tell you "the Jimmy's
there has been so many more since then. Though he has played and
recorded throughout the Midwest in a variety of cover and original
bands ranging in styles from metal, rock, and country to R&B, Soul
and Jazz, he never loses sight of the roots from which it all stems,
started out in bands like the Threshold (old school Ft. Collins
metal), Nasty's Nightmare (with KBPI's then prime time DJ, Uncle
Nasty,) and Millionaire Freaks (an original funky rock group).
his desire for a deeper understanding of the music led him
to the blues scene. Bands like Network! (possibly Denver's hardest
working old school R&B cover band), Mojambus ( a premier front range
roots act), and Eugene Carthen's Power Band (hosting the longest
running open stage in Denver) has him playing the blues several time
a week for over 10 years.
Working with local artists like Sheryl Renee, The broken Everlys,
and Kelly J, has helped him to better understand the elements of
what makes a song great. And that continues
motivation to play a great song. National artists that Greg has
worked with or been an opening act for include Mr. Big, Savatage,
Styx Morse Band, Joe Bonner, Chris Durate, Jason Ricci, John Lee
Hooker Jr., and Hamilton Loomis. Bands he is currently working with
include 2 Dog Tuesday, Voodoo Kings and, of course, The Buckner
Funken Jazz Band.