Seth Glier

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Seth Glier
BornNovember 16, 1988
Shelburne Falls, MA, US
GenresFolk, pop
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, piano, guitar
LabelsMPress Records
Websitewww.sethglier.com

Seth Glier (/ˈɡlɪər/) 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]

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In 2015, Glier released his fourth album, If I Could Change One Thing, 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]

Glier was previously an artist partner with ChildFund International. Glier showcased ChildFund's work and encouraged 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)
  • Birds (2017)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Daily Discovery: Seth Glier, "Love Is A Language"". American Songwriter. April 7, 2015. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "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. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Wck2BxGCUU
  9. ^ a b "Seth Glier's "The Next Right Thing" garners GRAMMY Nomination". mpressrecords.coml. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
  10. ^ Pound, Kara (January 30, 2015). "Seth Glier to perform at The Original Cafe Eleven". St. Augustine Record. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
  11. ^ http://www.independentmusicawards.com/ima/2011/10th-annual-independent-music-awards-winners-announced
  12. ^ "11th Annual Independent Music Awards Winners Announced!" Independent Music Awards, May 2, 2012. Retrieved on September 4, 2013.
  13. ^ "Video Premiere: Seth Glier". Blurt Magazine. March 3, 2015. Retrieved May 12, 2015.

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