Seth Glier

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

Seth Glier (/ˈɡlɪər/) is an American singer-songwriter, pianist, guitarist, and activist.


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, 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[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]


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]


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]


  • 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)


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