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Glenn Kotche ( ) is an Americanmarker drummer and composer, best known for his involvement in the band Wilco.

Prior to working with Wilco, Kotche released a four-track albumentitled Introducing. In 2003, he released a second solo album titledNext, featuring solo drum improvisations using homemade percussioninstallations. A third solo album was released in March 2006 onNonesuch Records, entitled Mobile. This album featured a broad rangeof compositions for percussion.

Kotche wound up joining Wilco because of Jim O'Rourke, who originallycaught him playing a show with Edith Frost. [1] He went on to makeseveral records with O'Rourke including two Loose Fur albums (O’Rourke, Kotche and Jeff Tweedy). Throughout Kotche's career with Wilco(Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, the Grammy award-winning A Ghost is Born, The Wilco Book companion CD, Kicking Television, Sky Blue Sky and "Wilco (The Album)") and hissolo projects, he has treated the drumset as a multiple percussioninstrument including home-made instruments, pitched percussion,various found objects such as scrap metal and hubcaps and orchestralinstruments.

Kotche has also collaborated on several other side projects withmembers of Wilco and others, including an ongoing bandwith Darin Gray called On Fillmore, cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm,members of the band Nickel Creek, percussionists David Cossin, TimBarnes and Chris Corsano, and many others. He has appeared on over 70recordings to date.

Kotche collaborated with the Kronos Quartet on a piece writtenfor them along with drumset titled Anomaly, premiered at the San Francisco Jazz Festival in October 2007.

Kotche went to Lake Park High Schoolmarker in Roselle, ILmarker, where he was a member of the drum line in the Lake Park Marching Band, and later theUniversity of Kentuckymarker, where he honed his musical skill andtechnique and obtained a bachelor's degree in music performance. Glenn was also a member of The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps from Rosemont, Illinoismarker in 1989, playing in the snare line. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from UK's College of Fine Arts in 2007.


Solo recordings

  • Introducing (2002)
  • Next (2003)
  • Mobile (2006)

Group recordings

  • Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)
  • Wilco Book CD (2003)
  • More Like the Moon EP (2003)
  • A Ghost Is Born (2004)
  • Kicking Television: Live in Chicago (2005)
  • Sky Blue Sky (2007)
  • Wilco (The Album) (2009)

On Fillmore:
  • On Fillmore Wooden Box Set (2001)
  • On Fillmore (2002)
  • Sleeps with Fishes (2004)
  • S&Man - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2006)

Loose Fur:
  • Loose Fur (2003)
  • Born Again in the USA (2006)

The Minus 5:
  • Down with Wilco (2003)
  • The Gun Album (2006)

Fred Lonberg-Holm Quartet:
  • A Valentine for Fred Katz (2001)
  • Bridges Freeze Before Roads (2006)


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