November 29, 2017 · 8:00pm

8 PM, An Sibin
TICKETS: $10
21+

Seth Glier with special guest Liz Fulmer

Seth Glier

WHO SAYS AN ACTIVIST SINGER-SONGWRITER CAN’T BE FUNNY?

Seth Glier (pronounced “Gleer”) recorded his new album, Birds, (release summer 2017) in an airy loft in western Massachusetts outfitted with a grand piano and floor-to-ceiling windows. Birds roost just outside those windows, on the roof of the converted mill building where he lives, and they became his sympathetic audience while Glier made the album. “I felt a tremendous amount of comfort talking to the birds,” he says “I’d check in with them regularly to see how they thought things were going so far.”
Birds is steeped in conflict and contradiction; there’s grief and loss, but also strength and resilience; doubt and dismay, but also a sense of optimism as Glier confronts heavy topics and wrestles them into the daylight. The album began taking shape after Glier lost his brother, Jamie, who died in October 2015, and inspired a TED Talk performance that Glier gave in 2016. The songs range from personal to political, and are bound together by the awareness that our world is a fragile place.

Birds is Glier’s latest album in a burgeoning career that has included a Grammy nomination and touring with artists such as Ani DiFranco and Ryan Adams. A singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who averages over 150 live performances annually, Seth has gone from opening act to headlining his own shows and playing major festivals. He has quickly become known for his passionate live sets and powerful command of both piano and guitar. Performing with 62-year old veteran musician Joe Nerney on harmonica, saxophone and harmony vocals, Glier’s live show places his melodic AAA-contemporary pop under a blanket of roots & blues. His music has also caught the ears of fans, industry and critics alike, with USA Today stating that his “exquisite tenor echoes Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel.” His first Daytrotter session, was called “a genuine revelation” by Blurt Magazine, and was praised by M Music & Musicians Magazine for its “shimmering, seductive melodies”.

More than just a musician, Seth is an avid activist. In 2016, he was chosen as a 2016 ChildFund Ambassador and traveled to Guatemala bringing music to remote areas and schools. He took home Best Social Action Song for his track “The Next Right Thing” at the 11th Annual Independent Music Awards, and is a National Spokesperson for Autism Speaks.

Check out an interview with Seth here!

 

Liz Fulmer

Liz Fulmer is a primarily self-taught singer/songwriter based out of Lancaster, PA. She studied songwriting at Berklee College of Music and left Berklee in 2010 to pursue her own career in New York City, frequenting a variety of stages from the grungy National Underground in Soho to the renowned Metropolitan Room. Here, she transitioned from piano to guitar and began writing more lyrical, folk music. Craving experience and moved by the traveler’s itch, Liz spent the next few years traveling through New Zealand and the UK, spending the most time in Edinburgh, Scotland. Liz contemplated a career change in 2014 but was given a boost of confidence from Lady Gaga after the Grammy winner saw Liz perform an original song. Since the chance encounter, Liz has been in the studio working on her first EP, Tall Tales, due for a Spring release. Liz’s music is highly lyrical and springs from a hybrid of pop and folk influences.