“Singer with an exquisite tenor echoes Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel.” – USA TODAY
New York, NY (PRWEB) February 03, 2015
Singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and activist Seth Glier has been consistently honing his craft over the course of his young career, leading up to the April 7th release of his latest album, "If I Could Change One Thing" (MPress). Glier has hit the road in advance of "If I Could Change One Thing" with three dates with American Idol’s Crystal Bowersox, which began on February 2nd in Nashville, TN. He will then take his headline show on the road starting February 6th in Winston Salem, NC. Full list of tour dates are below.
Glier leans towards a genuine modern-pop direction, marking a bold departure from his previous, more acoustic recordings. "If I Could Change One Thing" merges genres seamlessly, with universal songs about falling in and out of love and social action that capture a songwriter and performer at the peak of his young abilities. Pre-orders for "If I Could Change One Thing" are available now via PledgeMusic, a direct-to-fan platform. His PledgeMusic pre-order will offer his fan base exclusive items and experiences such as signed CDs, handwritten lyric sheets, a demo podcast, private Skype concert, VIP access on tour and more.
On this new release, the gifted young troubadour has teamed up with producer Bill Lefler (Ingrid Michaelson, Joshua Radin).
“This album is my proudest work to date,” says Glier. “Making 'If I Could Change One Thing' was such an inspired process from writing almost 100 songs throughout the year to recording my favorite thirteen in LA with Bill.” Lefler notes, “It’s not often you get to work with an artist with such musicality and real ability. Seth is a true standout. A true musician, songwriter and singer.”
On tour, Glier performs with a non-traditional lineup, which includes Joe Nerney, a blind 62-year-old sax player, whom Glier met when he was 15. Nerney’s contributions add another layer to Glier’s captivating live show. “Each performance when I look to my left and see Joe slaying the audience with a solo and I watch him smile after the audience applauds, it remains the most authentic thing I've ever seen in my life,” admits Glier.
In addition, a key element of Glier’s music and life in general is activism and autism awareness. He is an advocate for Musicians On Call and a LIVE! artist partner for ChildFund International who has helped hundreds of children find sponsors. He is also incredibly involved with his non-verbal autistic brother and is focused on sharing his ways of communicating to the non-verbal through music.
At only 26 years old, Glier has released three albums prior to "If I could Change One Thing", including his Grammy®-nominated sophomore album "The Next Right Thing", and the critically praised "Things I Should Let You Know". Glier has shared the stage with artists as diverse as James Taylor, Ani DiFranco, Edwin McCain, Martin Sexton, Emmylou Harris and Ryan Adams, and has quickly become known for his passionate live sets and powerful command of both piano and guitar.
On Tour Now
Feb 3: Decatur, GA; Eddie's Attic with Crystal Bowersox
Feb 4: Decatur, GA; Eddie's Attic with Crystal Bowersox
Feb 6: Winston-Salem, NC; Community Arts Café
Feb 7: Huntersville, NC; Wynfield Community
Feb 8: St. Augustine, FL; Café Eleven
Feb 9: Tampa, FL; Jaeb Theater/Straz Center
Feb 11: Franklin, TN; The Factory at Franklin
Feb 20: Kansas City, MO; Folk Alliance
Feb 25: Carbondale, CO; Steve’s Guitars
Feb 27: Denver, CO; The Walnut Room
Feb 28: Colorado Springs, CO; Friends HC’s
Mar 1: Ft. Collns, CO; Avogadro’s Number
Mar 20: Austin, TX; MPressFest SXSW 2015 @ Soho Lounge
Mar 28: Ft. Collns, CO; Avogadro’s Number
Apr 2: Newton Square, PA; Burlap and Bean
Apr 3: Easton, MD; Avalon Theater
Apr 10: Northampton, MA; Iron Horse Music Hall
Apr 11: Rockland, ME; The Strand Theater
Apr 15: Vienna, VA; Jammin Java
Apr 16: Sykesville, MD; Baldwin’s Station
Apr 17: New York, NY; Rockwood Music Hall
Apr 18: Albany, NY; The Linda
Apr 19: Cadyville, NY; Cadyville Concert Hall
Apr 23: Evanston, IL; S.P.A.C.E.
Apr 24: Spring Lake, MI; Seven Steps Up
Apr 25: Spring Lake, MI; Seven Steps Up
Apr 26: Ann Arbor, MI; The Ark
Apr 30: Nashville, TN; The Basement
May 1: Decatur, GA; Eddie’s Attic
May 2: Charlotte, NC; The Evening Muse
May 7: Colinsville, CT; Bridge Street Live
May 9: Cambridge, MA; Club Passim
May 10: Londonderry, NH; Tupelo Music Hall
For more information on Seth Glier, visit his website: sethglier.com
Like him on Facebook here: acebook.com/sethgliermusic
Follow him on Twitter here: twitter.com/sethglier
Media Page: http://mpressrecords.com/SethGlier/EPK/2015/SethGlier.html
Karen Wiessen, Autonomic Media // karen(at)autonomicmedia.com // 917-627-9363 // autonomicmedia.com
Melanie Rodriguez, MPress Records // melanie(at)mpressrecords.com // 212-481-7243 // mpressrecords.com
Greg Devito, Invasion Group // greg(at)invasiongroup.com // 212-414-0505 x 110 // invasiongroup.com