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LAUREN GLICK
Written By: Vincent Paez
LAUREN GLICK Lauren Glick is a staple in Ocean City. Her name is recognizable by so many visitors who come on vacation from Pittsburgh, Philly, Baltimore and Washington D.C. Lauren studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. After graduation, she returned home to Maryland and joined a band called The High Cost of Living. After years of performing in a variety of bands such as Chameleon, Platform Clique, The Mood Swingers and more, she decided to go to nursing school and graduated with a nursing degree. She says that the traits of a nurse are similar to those of a musician. She says that nurses care about their patients, and performers care about their audiences in a similar way. Her genre is along the lines of Led Zeppelin and Janis Joplin. Years ago, she formed the Lauren Glick Band, which has included great musicians, including guitarist Mike Armstrong, and drummer Bubba, both of whom passed away not too long ago. Despite these setbacks, Lauren continues moving forward. Some musicians are ...
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OTTO GRUNDMAN
Written By: Vincent Paez
OTTO GRUNDMAN Welcome back to Meet the Band! In this edition, I have the honor of writing about a local up-and-coming artist, Otto Grundman. Otto grew up in Bishopville and attended Stephen Decatur High School. He started to play music in the school band in the fifth grade. One day, his father, also a guitarist, influenced him to become the talented guitarist, vocalist and song writer that he is today. Dad taught him to play his first song, “Crossroads” by Cream, giving him several days to learn it. When he came back to his dad a few hours later with a strong rendition of the song, Otto’s father knew that he would go far with that instrument. Otto’s interest in music led to continuing to play in the school band and also with friends in rock bands. He has recorded a solo album, called Perpetual Motion, which includes eight of his original songs. His genre is akin to that of a mixture of The Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers, Hot Tuna, The Band and Eric Clapton. This means upbea...
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Rusty Foulke
Written By: Vincent Paez
Rusty Foulke Welcome to Meet the Band! It is my pleasure to kick off this column with an impressive combination of performer and venue. Rusty (Galen) Foulke of the band, Hybrid Ice, hails from central Pennsylvania and brings to Ocean City pure traditional rock and roll. Pure, because he plays true to the rock and roll songs of the seventies and eighties, the way they were played on the original recordings. With some backup tracks for effect, Rusty amazes the audience with superb guitar skills and high range vocals that match the original recordings perfectly. I interviewed Rusty at one of the white table clothed dining tables at Bourbon Street at Jamestown Road and Coastal Highway in Ocean City. Clearly, Rusty and Hybrid Ice were living the rock and roll dream from the late seventies to about 2000. The Hybrid Ice website, www.hybridice.net, offers a lengthy story about how the band struggled from the beginning and made it to regional fame. Over thirty years of playing to audiences brought the ban...
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