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Background information
Birth nameMargaret Michelle Glaspy
Born(1989-01-22) January 22, 1989 (age 28)
Sacramento, California
GenresSinger-songwriter, indie folk, folk pop
InstrumentsGuitar, fiddle
Years active2010–present
LabelsATO Records
Associated actsLucius, Milk Carton Kids, Rayland Baxter, Jayme Stone

Margaret Glaspy is an American singer-songwriter from Red Bluff, California, based since 2010 in New York City.[1] She is currently signed with ATO Records.


  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Career
  • 3 Personal life
  • 4 Discography
    • 4.1 Solo
    • 4.2 With The Fundies
    • 4.3 With Jamie Stone
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Early life

Born in Sacramento California, she grew up in Red Bluff California. In third grade she took up the fiddle. She said that it wasn’t until high school that she became “curious about songs, folk songs, and started writing and singing more.” In high school she tried her hand at the guitar and trombone. By the time she was sixteen, she focused upon the guitar.[2] Her family are her “total cheerleaders”. “They’ve been out to visit when they can...and I call them for everything.”[2]

Glaspy was able to get a small grant to study at Berklee College of Music and left rural Northern Central Valley of California for Boston. When the grant ran out after a semester, she stayed in Boston for the music. “People are dedicated to certain clubs,” she said. “There’s a little more dedication in Boston. People there are just music listeners where they have their day jobs and their hobby is to listen to music.”[2] She spent three years in Boston. She became good friends with her then neighbor Bridget Kearney who introduced her to Rachael Price. Like many aspiring musicians, Glaspy moved to New York. She received a residency at Rockwood Music Hall.


Starting in 2010 Glaspy played lead vocals/guitar for The Fundies, which included Bridget Kearney (bass/vocals), Rachael Price (vocals), and Brittany Haas (fiddle/vocals). They released an EP in June 2012 with the help of Club Passim's Iguna Project.[3] In August 2015, Glaspy and Haas played together at Club Passim, billed as Fun With The Fundies.[4]

Glaspy has performed back up vocals with artists such as Rachael Yamagata, Ricky Skaggs, Del McCoury, Tim O’Brien, Rayland Baxter, and Aoife O’Donovan.[5]

Glaspy began her solo career by releasing an EP in July 2012 titled Homeschool.[6][7][8] She signed to ATO Records in 2015 and in January 2016, released a 7" EP, which included "You and I" and "Somebody to Anybody". These songs were included in Emotions and Math.[9][10][11]

Glaspy announced her debut album with the title track from Emotions and Math on April 5, 2016.[12] A music video for her first single, "You and I", was released later.[13] She self-produced the record, which was mixed by Shawn Everett. Prior to the album's release Glaspy toured with Rayland Baxter, Lucius, and Milk Carton Kids.

Personal life

Glaspy has two older siblings, a sister and a brother, who is also a musician. She is in a relationship with musician Julian Lage.


  • Homeschool EP (2012 Self-Released)
  • If & When EP (2013 Self-Released
  • "You and I" b/w "Somebody to Anybody" 7" (2016 ATO Records)
  • Emotions and Math (2016 ATO Records)

With The Fundies

  • The Fundies EP (2012 Self-Released)

With Jamie Stone

  • Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project (2015 Borealis) [14]


  1. ^ Kohn, Daniel. "Margaret Glaspy Traded Her Fiddle for a Guitar and Hasn't Looked Back". The Village Voice. Retrieved June 14, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Bellomo, Tonianne. "When Cat Stevens Met John Mayer: an interview with Margaret Glaspy". Stage Buddy. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 
  3. ^ Bandcamp
  4. ^ Sullivan, Will. "Fun with The Fundies: Margaret Glaspy and Brittany Haas". Sound of Boston. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 
  5. ^ Margaret Glaspy Bio[self-published source?]
  6. ^ Bernhardt, Ross. "Download: "Ex-Factor (Lauryn Hill Cover" by Margaret Glaspy". Retrieved June 14, 2016. 
  7. ^ George, Anita. "Song Premiere: Margaret Glaspy- "Ex-Factor (Lauryn Hill Cover)"". Paste. Retrieved June 14, 2016. 
  8. ^ "La elegancia californiana de Margaret Glaspy". jenesaispop. Retrieved June 14, 2016. 
  9. ^ Sanneh, Kelefa. "LISTEN TO MARGARET GLASPY'S "EMOTIONS & MATH"". The New Yorker. Retrieved June 14, 2016. 
  10. ^ DeVille, Chris. "Margaret Glaspy – "Emotions And Math"". Stereogum. Retrieved June 14, 2016. 
  11. ^ Bernstein, Jonathan. "Margaret Glaspy Emotions and Math". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 14, 2016. 
  12. ^ Boilen, Bob. "New Mix: Weezer, The Jayhawks, Colin Stetson, More". NPR. 
  13. ^ Hilton, Robin. "Watch: One Of The Year's Best Kiss-Off Songs". NPR. 
  14. ^ Renewed Folk Music From The Alan Lomax Archives

External links

  • Official website Margaret Glaspy
  • Margaret Glaspy at AllMusic
  • Margaret Glaspy at the Internet Movie Database
  • Haas & Rioux Video by Empty Sea Productions 1:31:10

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Amphitheatre (Hanau Am Main, Germany)Buy Tickets
C/O Pop Festival (Innenstadt, Germany)Buy Tickets
ZFR (Bochum, Germany)
Haldern Pop Bar (Haldern, Germany)
Bergfest Spezial @ FluxBau (Berlin, Germany)
Serenadenhof (Nurnberg, Germany)
Electric Picnic 2016 (Stradbally, Ireland)
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Hug & Pint (Glasgow, United Kingdom)Buy Tickets
Night & Day (Manchester, United Kingdom)Buy Tickets
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Yuca (Cologne, Germany)Buy Tickets
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Ideal Bar @ VEGA (Copenhagen, Denmark)Buy Tickets
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Grand Social (Dublin, Ireland)Buy Tickets

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