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.
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 the guitarist for the Executive Inn in Owensboro, Kentucky, Bernie developed his jazz chops and played charts for touring stars -- Bobby Rydell, 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, festival and concert engagements. In 2002, he began a collaboration with Tom Gurney on guitar and Al Joseph on fiddle.
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 and Al, along with his songwriting wife, Karen, and daughter Rachel, has produced a powerful and patriotic concert presence that continues to expand his fan base.
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