Canadian artist Beverly Glenn-Copeland has been in it for the long haul, creating extraordinary and pioneering compositions for over three decades. A jack of all trades, Copeland not only plays several instruments and sings sublimely, but his work and life spans a multitude of other areas, from being a transgender artist to being a playwright. Now 74, he has only recently been getting attention, after a Japanese collector rediscovered his music, namely the album Keyboard Fantasies, which was reissued on vinyl last year via Invisible City. Mixing elements of folk, electronics and jazz, Keyboard Fantasies is a timeless album that sounded far ahead of its time when Copeland first self-released it in 1986.
Next month and for the first time ever, Copeland will bring Keyboard Fantasies to Europe, accompanied by his band Indigo Rising, with a very special performance in store at Le Guess Who?, curated by Devendra Banhart as well as Moor Mother. For a marvellous taste, take a look at this gorgeous video of Beverly Glenn-Copeland and Indigo Rising performing the opener ‘Evernew’.