Seth Glier

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Seth Glier
Seth Glier at Levitt Pavilion in Westport, CT on August 5, 2016.jpg
Seth Glier at Levitt Pavilion in Westport, CT on August 5, 2016
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 Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter School 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]

In 2016, Glier gave a TEDx talk sharing his insight on the challenges and gifts of care giving for a family member, and how it influences his life, art and music.[8]

Awards[edit]

Glier's 2011 album, The Next Right Thing, for which he recorded his own vocals[9] in his parents’ basement[10] was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of "Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical."[9]

In 2011, he took home Best Love Song for his track "Naia" at the 10th Annual Independent Music Awards.[11] In 2012, "Next Right Thing" won Best Social Action Song at the Independent Music Awards.[12]

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.[13]

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. [2]

Discography[edit]

  • The Trouble With People (2009)
  • The Next Right Thing (2011)
  • Things I Should Let You Know (2013)
  • If I Could Change One Thing (2015)

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