Bernie Glim and Country Roads | Playin' to Win

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Playin' to Win

by Bernie Glim and Country Roads

Story-driven Country Rock with jazz-infused vocal harmonies.
Genre: Country: Contemporary Country
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Spring in Tennesee
3:47 $0.99
2. Meet Me in the Kitchen
4:31 $0.99
3. Hold On Fast
5:31 $0.99
4. Liana
5:02 $0.99
5. Best of the Blessings
5:13 $0.99
6. Patron of the Heart
6:44 $0.99
7. Marlene
3:37 $0.99
8. Ghosts
5:15 $0.99
9. Too Cool
3:57 $0.99
10. Won't Let Go of the Party
5:17 $0.99
11. She's My Hero
5:40 $0.99
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Bernie Glim and Country Roads

Bernie John Glim, born in Blue Island, Illinois, received a cherry-red SG Junior at the age of twelve and has been performing ever since. His formal music studies included work at the American Conservatory of Music and the Chicago Conservatory of Music. He performed as a guitarist with Chicago’s Free Street Theatre, Pheasant Run Theatre’s production of "Godspell" and Drury Lane’s "I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road". Through the seventies, he toured the U.S. as an opening act for ELO, Styx, B. J. Thomas, ShaNaNa, Cheech and Chong and other national acts. As house guitarist for the Executive Inn in Owensboro, Kentucky, Bernie played charts for touring stars -- Ray Price, Engelbert Humperdink, Al Martino, Charo, Frankie Avalon and others.

He developed a strong following in the club circuit with his own band, Selah, in the 80’s, then moved on to do solo club and fest work. In 2002, he began a collaboration with Tom Gurney on guitar and Al Joseph on fiddle. As Bernie Glim and Country Roads, a full seven-piece band complemented by John Falstrom on bass, Neil Holmquist on drums, and Karen Glim and Rachel Glim on vocals and percussion, they currently perform 250 – 300 dates a year at clubs and festivals throughout the Chicago area and the Midwest. They’ve recently opened for Marshall Tucker, the Bellamy Brothers, Jim Peterik and the Ides of March, and Billy Ray Cyrus.

Glim has written, arranged and produced two albums of original work under the Sugar Island label, the first in 1989 titled "Hey Boys, I Wanna Play" and the June 2007 release, "Playin’ to Win".

His warmth, humor and ability to engage audiences of all ages has gained him a loyal following. His collaboration with master musicians Tom, Al, John and Neil, along with his songwriting wife Karen and daughter Rachel, has produced a powerful and patriotic concert presence and continues to expand his fan base.



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powerful country rock
As good as anything if not better then any thing thats out their right now.Sure to be a top cd to come out in a long time.Hope you come to Florida soon.Keep up the good work.


Country rock at its best
Cant stop listening.Every song tells a story.This cd gives country a whole new feel.Hope to see you live.Keep up the good work.


Powerful, dynamic, and an amazing listen!!!
These guys are fantastic!! The album sound has a really live feel to it, so you can hear every guitar string and every breath! It's just really powerful. Loved it!! My fav songs are Tracks 1 - Spring in Tennessee, 3 - Hold On (I think it's called that), 9 - Too Cool, and the last one - She's My Hero. The last one features a woman singing with him as a duet. It's awesome!!!


country with a touch of jazz and kick ass rock
One of the best pieces of work I have heard.Every song is a hit.Great songs and great recording.I am sure Ill see this band headlineing major shows around the country soon. Bravo!