An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, Glen Foster lives on Vancouver Island BC Canada and has been performing professionally for more than 30 years. Glen is equally comfortable on stage with just his guitar, dobro and harmonica as he is playing electric lead guitar in his energetic rock and roll band.
Glen Foster Group was formed in 2009 and also includes drummer Glenn Olsen and bassist Pat Shonwise from Nanaimo, BC. Their original music ranges from intricate finger-picking songs and R & B-flavored pop to highly creative electric rock.
Glen was lead guitarist for several years in the mid 70’s with WEA’s Ray Materick of “Linda Put The Coffee On” fame. Live appearances include The Ian Tyson Show, Tommy Banks Show, Massey Hall, El Mocambo, and the legendary Riverboat in Toronto. Glen has toured Canada extensively from coast to coast, opened for Lighthouse, Sammy Hagar, Dr. Hook, Jose Feliciano, Valdy, Jesse Winchester, Stan Rogers etc., performed at the Richmond Ozone for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and plays regularly at music festivals, pubs and roadhouses in British Columbia.
As well as giving live performances Glen has also studied jazz, Chet Atkins style, Hawaiian, and classical guitar having been awarded two silver medals from the Royal Conservatory of Music. A qualified music teacher himself, Glen also produces recordings and operates his own label: Rescue Records & Parent Publishing and Productions.
Leaving The Lagoon Dec 1, 2015 Guests: Gerry Barnum, Marty Steele, Caleb McIntyre
The Reckoning Sept 1, 2012 Guests: Gerry Barnum, Dean Boland, Bill Cymbala, Steve Eakins, Bill Hicks, Scott Macleod, Joel Spillette. Single/Video This That These & Those
Trusted Tried & True Feb 1, 2010 Guests: David Gogo, Gerry Barnum, The Turtle Doves
Destination Desolation Sound video appeared on BC Tourism website ‘Vancouver, Coast and Mountains Region’.
‘The Spirit of Christmas and The Twelve Guitars of Christmas’, a 45 rpm single on Red Vinyl was originally released in 1986 and received national airplay in Canada. The 25 year anniversary re-release Nov 2011 features digitally re-mastered mixes.
Walk Into The Mirror/The Falcon Apr 1, 2008 compilation CD of two previous albums, including Los Angeles which won a talent contest in 1980 on CKOC Radio, Hamilton ON.