Andrews and his band are a force. Their music is an electrifying combination of Funk, R&B, Jazz, Gospel and Zydeco, a joyful, communal noise that prompts, even the most casual listeners to lose their inhibitions, whoop, holler and shake the booty. (San Jose Jazz Festival, Aug 8, 2015)
— Latin Jazz Net
Redemption, New Orleans trombonist/vocalist Glen David Andrews’s electrifying, career (re-)defining opus, is all about metaphoric rebirth, linking his own spiritual and physical rehab with the Crescent City’s post-Katrina recovery. The music is a fiery amalgam of brass band roots, gospel, funk, soul, and R&B. And it rocks with all the gritty, soulful, ass-shakin’ intensity Andrews can muster, which pretty much sets the standard these days. If you want to get your NOLA-deficient ass righteously in gear, you’ll have to trot on over to the Dakota and witness roof-raising in the flesh.
Rick Mason
— Minneapolis City Pages - Feb 2015

Glen on the cover of Flagstaff Live this week, in advance of his show at The Green Room on January 14th, read all about it here

A mix of preacher, R&B singer, jazz vocalist, trombonist and New Orleans musical history lesson, Glen David Andrews is a sweaty showman, entertainer and improviser. He has a Louis Armstrong rasp, an Al Green falsetto, a Thomas Dorsey sense of spirituals, James Brown moves with the microphone stand, trombone licks a la Trombone Shorty (his cousin) and Robin Williams-like manic energy. Look for Andrews to showcase material from this year’s commendable “Redemption,” whose highlights include the funky “Bad by Myself” and the breezy, gospelly “Movin’ Up.”
— Minneapolis Star - July 5
Andrews has talent to spare. He is an amazing player and singer. The trombonist/vocalist’s legendary performances (melding rock, pop, soul, gospel, jazz, funk and brass) are nothing less than electrifying.... On what was the warmest day of the year (to that point) in New York City, Andrews and his band burned through a blistering set at the Rockwood Music Hall. If it was hot outside the venue, it was even hotter inside. The walls were sweating, the floor was bouncing. The audience members were singing along and jumping up and down while Andrews, their leader, functioned as master of ceremonies at what was part rock ‘n’ funk concert, part gospel revival service, part Mardi Gras party and one helluva good time.
— All About Jazz - Mike Perciaccante June 28
True redemption is earned: a celebration of today, anchored by lessons learned through the work it took to get here and sweetened with gratitude for our good fortune. This record is steeped in all that, soaked in tears and night sweats that have been dried but not forgotten. It’s revealed by degrees — first in the thunderclap opening of “NY to Nola,” then with cuts like the funky, rueful “Bad by Myself,” Andrews’ Mahalia Jackson-assisted cover of “Didn’t It Rain,” and the downright lovely “Surrender,” as well as a trio of post-rehab anthems (“Movin’ Up,” “Lower Power,” and “You Don’t Know”), the latter two of which feature appearances from fellow survivor Anders Osborne. The whole journey culminates with a beautiful rendition of the Curtis Mayfield classic “Something to Believe In” that sends the record sailing out on a note of well-deserved rest and release.
— popdose - Jeff Giles
“Redemption” explodes right out of the box with “NY To NOLA,” a fiery, funky blues that sets the stage with Andrews’ growling his life’s options, good and bad, and building to a relentless rock and roll finale. If you’re not hooked from the get-go, check your pulse.
— Burning Wood - Sal Nunziato
Glen David Andrews has that indefinable “something”—raw talent, showmanship, charisma. You can hear it in his voice. Redemption feels like a classic album, one that will stand the test of time. It’s magnificent and moving and wonderful. - See more at:
— popdose
A stunning achievement... a career-best triumph for both artist and producer, an album that joins recent work by Trombone Shorty and Rebirth Brass Band in a new era of New Orleans jazz and R&B excellence.
— Offbeat Magazine - John Swenson
...on “Redemption,” (Andrews) alternately presides over funk, soul, gospel and rock, with the emphasis on his ever-evolving vocals. He ranges from rugged, Howlin’ Wolf-style blues barks to a soul singer’s falsetto to straight-up gospel testimonials.
— Keith Spera - Times Picayune

 "Approximating the power released by a six-pack of hydrogen bombs... Andrews was searingly, exhaustingly astonishing. "

"One of the giant talents of  New Orleans." Quint Davis, Producer, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

At the GE Capital/New Orleans Tech Stage, Glen David Andrews sweated through his trademark white stage attire. He worked the stage, and the crowd, like a soul singer crossed with a street preacher from Treme.
— 4/12/14
On Monday night, after finalizing the roster that would be unveiled the next morning, Quint Davis went to hear trombonist and singer Glen David Andrews and his band at their weekly gig at d.b.a. on Frenchmen Street. He was once again reminded that the New Orleans artists that make up the bulk of the Jazz Fest roster can stack up against the lineup of any festival in the world.

”I don’t know all the bands at these other rock festivals,” Davis said. “I haven’t heard them play and sing. But I’d like to know if they’re all as good as that band I heard last night.”
— Times Picayune
There was sexy simmer (“what your body does to me/what I’m gonna do to you, after midnight”) and naughty wit (“my life has lots of drama/I can’t stand my baby mama”) buoyed by the blasting grooves of Andrews’ tight five-piece band, proving that the examined life, indeed, can be funky too.

USA Today

"Day three's showstopper was Glen David Andrews, who rocked the blues, took it to church and carried it into the moshpit. The gospel/R&B singer and trombonist played an electrifying set. Andrews bellowed, leaped in the air, fell to his knees, waved a yellow handkerchief and crowd-surfed — twice. His rollicking performance accommodated everything from Down in the Tremé to a Cajunized version of The Clash's Should I Stay or Should I Go."


"New Orleans has a long history of amazing performers whose legend never completely translates to the outside world... when a local artist breaks through at Jazzfest, it is a spectacular thing to witness. This fest it happened to Glen David was as if some otherworldly force took over him during a performance in the Gospel Tent that was completely transformative...he was a combination of James Brown and Prince...people were clamoring to touch him, to take a spark from this burning light of a spiritual force in their midst."

Times Picayune -

French Quarter Fest 2013, day 3: massive crowds and Glen David Andrews  "...his newfound clear-headedness has focused his talent and energy to a laser point: New songs like the nasty “My Body Is Calling Your Body” and the psychedelic wah-wah funk tune “I Will Melt Your Heart Like Butter” each could have been no-holds-barred show-closers, but Andrews delivered them early on. Working a cordless mic and leaping into the crowd, he had juice to spare. "  Read More

Houston Press

"He is one of the most amazing vocalists alive today -- his billowing baritone is like a horn instrument itself -- and he is an incredible entertainer. He sanctifies, electrifies, hellafies. If you weren't dancing at this show you were dead."

Bebopified - Minneapolis

"It may have been the most raucous night in the 25-year history of the Dakota, including both locations. It’s the only time I’ve felt the floor move. People stood on the mezzanine, the stairs, at the bar, in the doorways. They screamed. They jumped up and down. They raised their hands and shook their behinds and sang along."