ROLLING HOME (2016) Take one portion of Moby Grape, and mix in some Grateful Dead. Season with a palette of country and acoustic rock flavors ranging from the 1950's to today, put it in your singer/songwriter blender, and you have Glenn Jochum's "Rolling Home." Featuring an eclectic song cycle, superb musicians, and deft arrangements and production, Jochum takes on a variety of subjects, weaving his unique wordplay through relationships, social issues, and a subject that's especially close to his heart -- the environment.If you're a fan of classic melodic song construction, and lyrical content that stays with you after the music's over, roll Glenn Jochum's album into your home. - Robert Emproto (Amazon Customer Review of Rolling Home)
This album is so easy to listen to, I never get tired of it. I especially love the meaningful and heartfelt feelings that emanate from the songs. Glenn is the real deal, a really good friend, and a relentless joker with a sass of silliness. He is refreshing and cheerful, and is amazingly passionate of his music....you feel that in every song on the album!! I recommend it highly!! - Rosane L. Cassella (Amazon Customer Review of Rolling Home)
Glenn Jochum sings from his heart. His voice, at times tender, at times tough, is always true. It is a voice that has experienced heartbreak, disappointment and joy. His musical style is eclectic, ranging from folk, country, rock, blues and blue-eyed soul. Rolling Home is the work of a mature artist who is still expanding his boundaries. I look forward to see where he ventures next. - Brinkley 1 (Amazon Customer Review of Rolling Home)
SHELTER ME (2009) Glenn Jochum's the kind of indie folk artist you catch playing live at a coffee shop or winery and end up paying more attention to him than your own date. His songs on "Shelter Me" are full of life, soul, and emotion. Each track dances across genres and moods with a firm foundation in folk rock. If you dig Neil Young, Jerry Garcia, and Eric Clapton, pick this LP up and play it during your next introspective drive through the country. - Brian Smith (Amazon Customer Review of Shelter Me)
A talented musician and songwriter of catchy tunes, sing-a-long songs, Glenn's got a great soulful voice and some real talented musicians on this cd. You won't be disappointed. I wasn't and that says alot!! The acoustics are great!! - Trish (Amazon Customer Review of Shelter Me)
Glenn, with his somewhat smokey voice, takes us deep within ourselves with his metaphorical lyrics. Sounding a bit like Stevie Ray Vaughn, he sings from his gut about universal feelings. These songs are sure to reach your heart. - Debbie M Johnston (Amazon Customer Review of Shelter Me)
MY VACATION (2006) Jimmy Buffett fans take heed: Quite a bit of Mattituck resident and veteran musician Glenn Jochum's newest release has a mood quite similar to that of the major label "Margaritaville" singer/songwriter. How can one not help but get that feeling upon hearing the first strains of album opener, "It Takes Two to Eat Mangoes"? As he's displayed on earlier releases, however, Jochum as a songwriter and performer is deeper and more introspective than ... Buffett could ever hope to be." - Syl Nathan, Demolition, Good Times Magazine
NASTY WEATHER (2003) Nasty Weather is a 15-track CD that captures the essence of the spiritual world. Glenn Jochum is a man who has a passion for life, love, and music... his verses are poetic and delivered in almost biblical hymns. In the songs, "Call of the Wild" and "Meadow of Light," it is almost as if he is preaching to us about the welfare of the world. - Dana Ensalata, Demolition, Good Times Magazine
A mainstay of the music scene on the east end of Long Island for more than a decade, Glenn Jochum performs earnest folk-based music that recalls Gordon Lightfoot in style and sound and Bruce Cockburn in substance. His tunes are frequently stirring and while it's unlikely Jochum will convince Karl Rove to trade in his Brooks Brothers suit for hemp ponchos and recycled rubber sandals, those attuned to his message will surely find ample inspiration in Nasty Weather. - Jim Santo, Demo Universe
In his five decades as a singer/songwriter Glenn Jochum has evolved from journeyman to master craftsman. He is a lyricist whose songs of joy, sorrow, pain, optimism, romance and regret, rank with those of the heavies: Dylan, Prine, Lightfoot, Eric Andersen (of Thirsty Boots fame) and Jimmy Buffett. As a vocalist, Jochum is at once Motown soulful, Hank Williams’ high-lonesome and rock ‘n’ roll gritty. This is good, honest music, from a good, honest musician. -Patrick Timothy Mullikin, writer, humorist, former sailor, world traveler
ON THE BEACH (1999) The core of this East End rock-lite outfit singer-songwriter-bandleader Glenn Jochum, guitarist Jody Brown, drummer Jeff Raine and bassist Steve Sacher has assembled an enjoyable and often pointed collection of observations. The playing is exceptional, especially Brown's careful picking and guest keyboardist Tru's embellishments. Also effective is Jochum's timbre... Jochum's songs, of course, are the real gems here. The record's title track is simply beautiful, while "Suburban Cowgirl" examines the "better way of life" some of us have been sucked into" "She's just a child of the well-trimmed lawn... a real suburban nightmare." Check it out. - Kevin Amorim, NightBeat, Newsday.
Middle of the road, light rock with rich tones and intelligible lyrics would be the best description for the type of music this is. On the Beach is a long CD, a little over an hour—and the fourteen tracks are really well-constructed songs ... Some of the songs that stand out are "Preacher," "You Could Have Called," "On the Beach," and "Ghost Dancer." These players are all accomplished musicians. If you're looking for some real good songs and examples of how original music can sound turn to On the Beach. John McGee, Albumination, The L.I.E. If there is one theme threading each song on the recently released 14-track On the Beach, it is Jochum's poetic recalling of his early life on Long Island, the woods, lakes, and streams before the asphalt was laid and the strip malls constructed. His early life was spent in Hicksville, when most of the community was still potato fields ... most of his music, he contends, is about the pejorative effect the island's shrinking natural landscape has on him. - Alexander Corey, The Long Islander
Jochum's husky voice and guitarist Jody Brown's jazz-like play spurred audience members to start dancing and singing along with the music. - Frank Costanza, Long Island Advance (from a review at the Chowder House in Bellport)
"This collection is rife with images of Americana that always point toward home, where a sense of loss stems from the malaise of an indifferent TV generation ("I Do Nothing") that sits idly by while Wall Street dollars pave their way eastward at a threatening pace. - Maureen Tuthill, Traveler Watchman
"If you have a chance to see Glenn Jochum and his band, do it. You’ll feel better for it, refreshed, the way music is supposed to make you feel." - Christopher Tuthill, author of the novel The Osprey Man Read Christopher Tuthill's full review here!