Margaret Glaspy, ATO Records’ newest signing, boasts a diverse musical background. With influences ranging from Bill Withers to Elliott Smith, from Weezer’s Pinkerton to Rage Against the Machine, the 26-year-old songwriter focuses her talents into fiercely raw, guitar-driven pop songs that have seen her become a regular on the BBC 6Music playlist. Glaspy expands on her influences saying, “Joni Mitchell’s Blue set the bar in my mind that I’m always striving for.” Throughout the development of her solo career Glaspy has performed with numerous acts, primarily performing back up vocals. She has toured with artists including modern indie pop voices like Rachael Yamagata, bluegrass legends like Ricky Skaggs and folk icons like Del McCoury, Tim O’Brien and Aoife O’Donovan. She now resides in the Upper West Side in New York City.WNYC confesses her “croons and minimalist folk guitar have a knack for sending shivers down any spine.”
Glaspy is poised for a big year in 2016, as she is currently cutting an album at the legendary Sear Sound. The album will be mixed by Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Lucius, Har Mar Superstar).