Glenn Kaiser


Americana,Southern Rock,The Bakersfield Sound

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Glenn Kaiser has been singing the blues—and sometimes soul, R&B or rock—since he was twelve years old.

Growing up in a poor family living and hand-to-mouth in central Wisconsin, Glenn Kaiser eventually gravitated to Milwaukee’s local music scene where he fronted over a dozen bands, and wrote and performed solo acoustic music-—all before turning nineteen years of age.

With his adolescence plagued by drug and alcohol abuse, Glenn Kaiser got clean through following Jesus after a life-changing spiritual confrontation around his eighteenth birthday. During this time Glenn Kaiser's music got heavier and in many ways, deeper. His former song writing motif celebrating drugs, sex and other vices gave way to lyrics about spiritual struggle, personal temptation, institutional sin, poverty, exploitation, racism, materialism and other issues that few musicians seemed willing to tackle.

Now, after more than three decades of making original music, Glenn Kaiser is known for his raw, bluesy vocals, fiery guitar playing, bottleneck slide and harmonica work on thirty recordings and innumerable live shows. Glenn Kaiser and his family have lived in Chicago’s inner city for over thirty years doing mission work with people not unlike he once was. Glenn Kaiser has released several acoustic-based CDs between his electric blues and blues/rock albums. His seminal delta blues projects Trimmed and Burnin’ and follow-up Slow Burn (both with harp player/singer Darrell Mansfield) established him as a singular and authentic Christian bluesman.

Three contemporary worship albums, along with the folk-pop Time Will Tell, fill out the acoustic discography. Acoustic cuts also comprise half of Glenn Kaiser’s critically acclaimed Ripley County Blues project which was recorded in a log cabin lodge in rural Missouri.

Glenn Kaiser’s most recent recording, the acoustic-based Bound For Glory features his unique arrangements of old hymns and spiritual choruses done mostly in the blues tradition he so loves.

Over twenty-five years of Glenn Kaiser's pioneering contemporary Christian music ministry have culminated in the Glenn Kaiser Band, a scorching power trio that serves up hard-driving blues rock with no-nonsense lyrics that appeal to both longtime Resurrection Band fans as well as fans of Glenn Kaiser's ground breaking solo blues albums.'s ground breaking solo blues albums.


Album Title Year Label
Trimmed And Burnin'1990Independent
Slow Burn1993Word
All My Days1993Grrr Records
Spontaneous Combustion1994Grrr Records
Into the Night1995Grrr Records
Throw Down Your Crowns1997Grrr Records
You Made the Difference1998Grrr Records
Blues Heaven1999Grrr Records
Time Will Tell1999Grrr Records
Winter Sun2000Grrr Records
Carolina Moon2001Grrr Records
Ripley County Blues2002Grrr Records
No Greater Love2002Grrr Records
Blacktop2003Grrr Records
Live2005Grrr Records
Bound for Glory2006Grrr Records





United States

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