A lot of contemporary pop musicians rely on overly clever lyrics and pulsating dance beats to get their point across, but that’s not the case with Western Massachusetts based singer- songwriter Seth Glier. Glier is more interested in connecting with his audience rather than embracing the newest trend. His latest album Birds is steeped in conflict and contradictions.
There’s grief and loss, but also strength and resilience; doubt and dismay, but also a sense of optimism as Glier confronts heavy topics and wrestles them into the daylight. Birds is Glier’s fifth album, and the latest entry in a burgeoning career that has included a Grammy nomination for his 2011 release “The Next Right Thing” and a pair of Independent Music Awards while touring with artists including Ani DiFranco and Ryan Adams. Glier will perform in benefit for WSLR Community Radio on Friday, February 9 at 8pm at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 day of show. Advance tickets are available at www.wslr.org or by calling 941-894-6469.
Glier’s earliest and most profound songwriting influence came in the form of his older brother, Jamie, who is non-verbal and was diagnosed with a severe form of autism. Glier says, “Jamie taught me about what listening means and how to truly hear someone even when no words are being said.” Another of Glier’s greatest teachers is his traveling companion Joe Nerney. Joe will be playing saxophone with Seth at Fogartyville. He’s in his sixties and has been blind since he was 3 days old. Seth says, “Joe “sees” more joy in one day than many do in their entire lives.”
“Grammy-nominated musician Seth Glier continues to gain momentum” – Paste Magazine
“Singer with an exquisite tenor echoes Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel.” – USA TODAY
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photo from Fogartyville