NYC native Grant Swift Glidden is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and the acclaimed vocalist and guitarist of the acoustic duo mac/glidden. His music is uncanny but warm, inspired by an eclectic mix of 60’s pop and R&B, jazz standards, 90’s alternative, and the choral, baroque and classical music he was trained in as a boy. Impose Magazine said it “brilliantly recreates a modern mashup sound.”
While studying at Fordham University, Grant served as the Music Director of 2-time ICCA Semi-Finalists, The Fordham Ramblers, Fordham University’s original all-male acapella group. As he earned his BA in Music Composition, Grant led the group to their first Quarter Finals placement, with his characteristically intricate vocal arrangements.
With his longtime songwriting partner Andy McCarthy, Grant wrote, performed and engineered mac/glidden’s debut psychedelic-folk-rock album, Fall Into The Dark, released in 2017, and currently in publishing contract negotiations for film and television licensing. Their music video for the song “Mountains,” directed and animated by Laurie Berenhaus, was featured at Sidewalk Film Festival and Indie Memphis Fest, among others. The Huffington Post called their previous musical duo project The Candy Apples, one of “5 Must-See Indie Summer Concerts in NYC” in 2014.
Grant plays regularly in a variety of formats in both private and public venues throughout the United States. He has earned a great reputation as a cover song performer. His clients have included Audi North America, The New York Yacht Club, and Magic Hat Brewing Company. You can find more information about his availability and extensive cover song repertoire on the “Private Events” page.
Grant is currently working on an upcoming album of original psych-folk-rock material to be released in 2019, as well as writing and recording the soundtrack for an upcoming video game for iOS and Android.
Recently he composed and recorded the scores for Abandoned House Productions’ two upcoming premiere releases, The Slightest Touch and The Shadow Scarf: short psychological thriller films about abuse, betrayal, and revenge in the modern age.