Seth Glier

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Seth Glier
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Background information
Born November 16, 1988
Shelburne Falls, MA, U.S.
Genres Folk, pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, piano, guitar
Labels MPress Records
Website www.sethglier.com

Seth Glier is an American singer-songwriter, pianist, guitarist, and activist.

Career[edit]

Seth Glier was born in Shelburne Falls, MA. [1] and subsequently studied at PVPA in South Hadley, Massachusetts. He attended Berklee College of Music for a year before dropping out to be able to tour full-time. Since then, he has averaged over 200 shows a year,[2] and shared stages with artists such as James Taylor, Mark Knopfler, The Verve Pipe, Edwin McCain and Ani DiFranco.[3] He has appeared as a mainstage artist at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (NY) and the Kerrville Folk Festival (TX).[4] USA Today compared Seth to Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel.[5]

In 2015, he released If I Could Change One Thing, his fourth album on MPress Records. The album was considered a successful move into mainstream pop, a departure from his previous, more acoustic albums.[6] A music video for the title track, a duet with American Idol alum Crystal Bowersox, premiered on Billboard.com. [7]

Awards[edit]

Glier's 2011 album, The Next Right Thing, for which he recorded his own vocals[8] in his parents’ basement[9] was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of "Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical."[8]

In 2011, he took home Best Love Song for his track "Naia" at the 10th Annual Independent Music Awards.[10] In 2012, "Next Right Thing" won Best Social Action Song at the Independent Music Awards.[11]


Causes[edit]

Glier is an outspoken advocate for autism awareness and has been a national spokesperson for the Autism awareness organization Autism Speaks. His song “Love Is A Language” was inspired by his nonverbal autistic brother.[12]

Seth Glier is currently an artist partner with ChildFund International. Seth showcases ChildFund's work and encourages his fans to reach out to children in crisis by sponsoring a child (or multiple children) with the organization. [13]

Discography[edit]

  • The Trouble With People (2009)
  • The Next Right Thing (2010)
  • Things I Should Let You Know (2013)
  • If I Could Change One Thing (2015)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Daily Discovery: Seth Glier, “Love Is A Language”". American Songwriter. April 7, 2015. Retrieved May 12, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Seth Glier's Grammy® Nominated Album Featured on Lifetime TV's 'Dance Moms'". Benzinga. 
  3. ^ "“If I Could Change One Thing” From Grammy Nominated Artist/Activist SETH GLIER Out April 7th". MPress Records. Retrieved May 12, 2015. 
  4. ^ http://www.musicforte.com/article/seth-glier-to-open-for-folk-icon-ani-difranco-on-june-5th-and-7th/
  5. ^ "Playlist: Eric Church's 'Homeboy,' 10 more tracks". USATODAY.COM. 
  6. ^ Fanelli, Laurie (April 22, 2015). "Seth Glier teams up with Crystal Bowersox on 'If I Could Change One Thing'". AXS. Retrieved May 12, 2015. 
  7. ^ Weiner, Natalie (April 8, 2015). "Exclusive: Seth Glier & Crystal Bowersox Premiere 'If I Could Change One Thing' Video". Billboard. Retrieved May 12, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "Seth Glier's "The Next Right Thing" garners GRAMMY® Nomination". mpressrecords.coml. Retrieved May 12, 2015. 
  9. ^ Pound, Kara (January 30, 2015). "Seth Glier to perform at The Original Cafe Eleven". St. Augustine Record. Retrieved May 12, 2015. 
  10. ^ http://www.independentmusicawards.com/ima/2011/10th-annual-independent-music-awards-winners-announced
  11. ^ "11th Annual Independent Music Awards Winners Announced!" Independent Music Awards, 2 May 2012. Retrieved on 4 Sept. 2013.
  12. ^ "Video Premiere: Seth Glier". Blurt Magazine. March 3, 2015. Retrieved May 12, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Seth Glier's Grammy® Nominated Album Featured on Lifetime TV's 'Dance Moms'". Benzinga. 

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