Glen Roethel

Glen Roethel brings a fresh energy to the SummerSongs experience. He is the founder of the folk-rock harmony trio Gathering Time, and co-founder of, a website which presents news and commentary for the Folk, Roots & Singer-Songwriter communities. He teaches guitar, songwriting, harmony, and performance at SummerSongs and is known for his creative, fun multi-modal classes (which enrich players of all skill levels), plus legendary late-night jam-singalong-dance parties which ring out in the night after the evening coffeehouses and song circles have wrapped up.

He is an award-winning songwriter and 3-time nominee for emPower Posi Awards (Positive music), a jury-selected performer at NERFA and the 5th Annual Singer-Songwriter Cape May festival. He saw his song “Namaste” featured in a multi-media exhibit at the Presidential Museum in Texas for three months, and his songs, “People of the Earth” and “Morning Prayer” published in New Thought songbooks. (“People of the Earth” was later published in the Hal Leonard Corp songbook, 101 Inspiring Songs: The Ultimate New Thought Fakebook).

To Glen’s credit are six self-produced CDs (From Beginning to End, Smaller Things, Unfolding [solos, Inspireline Records]; Red Apples And Gold, Songs of Hope and Freedom [Gathering Time, Inspireline Records]; ambition [gush, Indigo Records]); beautiful compilations of new “healing” songs (Infinite Surface Of The Heart) and winter holiday season songs (More Than A Season) from the Posi label, [emPower Music & Arts]; as well as performances and co-writes on gorgeous and award-winning recordings by Penny Nichols, Sloan Wainwright, Sue Riley, and many others.



Harmony for Everyone – David Roth and Glen Roethel

No better time in this world than now for some harmony! Join David and Glen in an all-levels exploration of singing together. This will include some basics on harmonic principles, locating the “wheelhouse” of your range, finding and holding your part, and singing fearlessly and whole-heartedly. We’ll explore 3-4 parts on as many songs as time will allow, and through our practice will start to train our ears to find our “place in the choir”.

Coaching, Fun, and General Jammin’ Sing-Along Musical Mayhem!

with Glen Roethel.
Bring your favorite songs by the Beatles, Eagles, America, Steely Dan, Carole King, Temptations, CSNY, Dan Fogelberg, Penny Nichols, Sloan Wainwright, Bad Company, Van Morrison … We’ll all sing ’em, and bang on drums, tables and instruments to them!