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Gear:Nord Electro 3
Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Glenn Patscha began playing Hammond Organ at around 4 years old. He continued to play and study the piano locally until the age of 18.
In 1989 he relocated to study with Ellis Marsalis at The University Of New Orleans. During that time he played and toured with many New Orleans greats both young and old including Leroy Jones, Nicholas Payton, Danny Barker, Brian Blade, Donald Harrison, Earl Palmer, Jeremy Davenport, Harold Battiste and Jesse Davis. In the latter period of his New Orleans years he recorded with N’Dea Davenport, Marianne Faithfull, Cubanismo, The Wild Magnolias and The Yockamo All Stars.
Patscha formed the band Ollabelle with Amy Helm, Fiona Mcbain, Byron Isaacs, Tony Leone and Jimi Zhivago in early 2002. Soon after, T Bone Burnett signed Ollabelle to his Columbia/Sony Music imprint DMZ. The band has since received great critical acclaim.
In the past few years Patscha has worked with Levon Helm, Roger Waters, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Ryan Adams, David Bromberg, Madeline Peyroux, Chocolate Genius, Lizz Wright, The Holmes Brothers, Linda Thompson, Teddy Thompson, Jim White, Loudon Wainwright, Laurie Anderson, John Popper, Elysian Fields, Gustavo Cerati, Rebekka Bakken and many others. With Ollabelle, he also sang many of the harmonies in Julie Taymor’s feature film “Across The Universe”