Aaron David Gleason, Son of Joanna Gleason, Readies Four Albums
Aaron David Gleason, son of Broadway legend Joanna Gleason, is readying the release of a massive, four-album project January 11. After many years of being caged in the label system, he finally got his hands on the masters and gives the wide-spanning snapshot much-needed updates. While he regales tales of sexuality, mental health and the world, the performer thrashes around in lush funkadelic pop-rock.
Gleason is also featured on Logan Lynn's new album My Movie Star, a collaborative effort inspired by comedian Jay Mohr and also featuring Tiffany, Scott Simpson and Madison Montgomery
Gleason has garnered praise from such tastemakers as All Access, The Daily Country, Atwood mag, Vents, Broadway World, Imperfect Fifth, The All Scene Eye, The Partially Examined Life and Nashville.com, among others.
Over the past 17 years, Aaron David Gleason has shed his skin from an alternative firebrand of the now-defunct The Midnight Radio to a funkadelic groove man named Gilly Leads to a hyper-sensitive psych-rocker. He's been chewed up and spit out by the machine, but he's remained firmly grounded in his own convictions. Now, he's ready to unleash a massive, four-album collection spanning each and every vibrant chapter of his musical career.
Each of the albums, which includes two The Midnight Radio collections (All Hours and Other Hours), Gilly Leads and the self-aware manifesto This is Aaron David Gleason, slithers between genres as a way to process a storied past as much as to celebrate those musical roots that remain ingrained in his very being. His songwriting, too, bites hard and won't let go, permitting Gleason to pen tales of sexuality, mental health, the worlds ruins and nonconformity.