Margaret Glaspy

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Margaret Glaspy
Margaret Glaspy (2016)
Background information
Birth nameMargaret Michelle Glaspy
Born (1989-01-22) January 22, 1989 (age 35)
Sacramento, California
OriginRed Bluff, California
GenresRock, Pop
Instrument(s)Guitar, fiddle
Years active2010–present
LabelsATO Records
Spouse(s)Julian Lage

Margaret Glaspy is an American singer and songwriter based in New York City. She began playing and living in New York at 21 years old and is currently signed with ATO Records. Her debut full length album, Emotions and Math, was self-produced and received critical acclaim, while her subsequent records have followed suit, from her EP Born Yesterday to her second full length Devotion.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Glaspy was born in Sacramento on January 22, 1989, and grew up in Red Bluff, California. She took up the fiddle in third grade and began playing guitar and trombone in high school. At sixteen, she decided to focus exclusively on the guitar.[2] She later received an educational grant and attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston.[2] She was only able to afford to attend college for one semester, but continued to sneak into workshops and masterclasses on the campus.[3] Glaspy eventually dropped out of college and began performing around Boston.[4]


Glaspy began her solo career by releasing an EP in July 2012 titled Homeschool.[5][6][7] She signed to ATO Records in 2015 and in January 2016, released a 7-inch EP, which included "You and I" and "Somebody to Anybody". These songs were later included on the 2016 album Emotions and Math.[8][9][10][11][12]

Early in 2019 Glaspy played on a North American tour with Neko Case and Kimya Dawson.[13]

Glaspy released her second full-length album on March 27, 2020, titled Devotion.[14]

Glaspy release her third full-length album on August 18, 2023, Echo the Diamond.[15]



  • Homeschool EP (2012, self-Released)
  • If & When EP (2013, self-Released)
  • You and I b/w Somebody to Anybody 7-inch (2016, ATO Records)
  • Emotions and Math (2016, ATO Records)
  • Born Yesterday EP (2018, ATO Records)
  • Devotion (2020, ATO Records)
  • Echo the Diamond (2023, ATO Records)

With The Fundies[edit]

  • The Fundies EP (2012 self-Released)


  • Jayme Stone's Lomax Project (2015 Borealis)[16]


  1. ^ Kohn, Daniel (January 28, 2016). "Margaret Glaspy Traded Her Fiddle for a Guitar and Hasn't Looked Back". The Village Voice. Retrieved June 14, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Bellomo, Tonianne (April 16, 2013). "When Cat Stevens Met John Mayer: an interview with Margaret Glaspy". Stage Buddy. Retrieved February 10, 2017.
  3. ^ "Margaret Glaspy – ATO RECORDS". Retrieved June 14, 2020.
  4. ^ "Discovery: Margaret Glaspy". Interview Magazine. July 7, 2016. Retrieved June 14, 2020.
  5. ^ Bernhardt, Ross. "Download: "Ex-Factor (Lauryn Hill Cover" by Margaret Glaspy". Retrieved June 14, 2016.
  6. ^ George, Anita. "Song Premiere: Margaret Glaspy- "Ex-Factor (Lauryn Hill Cover)"". Paste. Retrieved June 14, 2016.
  7. ^ "La elegancia californiana de Margaret Glaspy". jenesaispop. April 13, 2016. Retrieved June 14, 2016.
  8. ^ Sanneh, Kelefa (June 10, 2016). "LISTEN TO MARGARET GLASPY'S "EMOTIONS & MATH"". The New Yorker. Retrieved June 14, 2016.
  9. ^ DeVille, Chris (April 6, 2016). "Margaret Glaspy – "Emotions And Math"". Stereogum. Retrieved June 14, 2016.
  10. ^ Bernstein, Jonathan. "Margaret Glaspy Emotions and Math". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 14, 2016.
  11. ^ Boilen, Bob. "New Mix: Weezer, The Jayhawks, Colin Stetson, More". NPR.
  12. ^ Hilton, Robin. "Watch: One Of The Year's Best Kiss-Off Songs". NPR.
  13. ^ Schatz, Lake (November 1, 2018). "Neko Case announces 2019 North American tour, shares "Last Lion of Albion" video: Watch". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  14. ^ "New Music Friday: 5 Albums to Stream". March 27, 2020.
  15. ^ "All Music:Echo The Diamond".
  16. ^ Renewed Folk Music From The Alan Lomax Archives

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