Grammy-nominated Seth Glier in concert

Written by The Curry Coastal Pilot April 01, 2014 08:13 pm

Stagelights and Friends of Music present an evening with Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Seth Glier in Harbor on Friday, April 11.

Glier, who plays piano and guitar, will be joined by the saxophonist and singer Joe Nerney at 7:30 p.m. at the Harbor Performing Arts Center, 97900 Shopping Center Ave.

Tickets are $15. 

Massachusetts native Seth Glier is a celebrated songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who, over the last few years, has established himself as a seasoned troubadour. 

“He grabs your attention with fearless vocal delivery, musical exuberance and seasoned songwriting beyond his years,” according to publicity on Glier’s website.

Averaging over 250 live performances annually, Glier has become known for his passionate live sets and his music has caught the ears of fans, industry and critics alike. His sophomore record, The Next Right Thing, led to a Grammy nomination in 2011. Since then, Glier has shared the stage with artists as diverse as James Taylor, Ani DiFranco, Martin Sexton, Mark Knopfler, Toad The Wet Sprocket and Edwin McCain.

Glier’s music can be hauntingly sparse, with just piano and vocals, or celebratory, filled with uplifting, melodic hooks. USA Today called Glier a “singer with an exquisite tenor echoes Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel.”

Having spent the majority of his teens and early twenties on the road, the now 25-year-old Massachusetts native describes his new album, Things I Should Let You Know, as “a reckoning with adulthood.”

“This record is about confession, it’s about baring all your skeletons in the light of day, making some much needed room in your closet, and living wide open,” Glier said.

He is touring with long-time friend Joe Nerney, a blind, 63-year-old sax player, whom Glier credits with refining his expanding his live show.

“Not only has he brought a totally different, refreshed energy to all of my old music but he has catapulted a new direction.” Glier said. “And apart from music I have made a lifelong friend. Age has nothing to do with it maybe because we have music as that universal connector, and we are both in our hearts 12 years old!”

Tickets are available at the door on the day of the event and in Brookings at the Curry Coastal Pilot and at Wright’s Custom Framing and Art Supplies. In Crescent City, tickets are available at Del Norte Office Supply.

For more information and videos of Seth Glier, visit www.stagelights.