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Seth Glier, Grammy Nominated Artist To Perform At Fogartyville

Seth Glier

A lot of contemporary pop musicians rely on overly clever lyrics and pulsating dance beats to get their point across, but that’s not the case with Western Massachusetts based singer- songwriter Seth Glier.  Glier, who received a Grammy nomination for his 2011 release “The Next Right Thing,” is more interested in connecting with his audience rather than embracing the newest trend. 

On his latest release If I Could Change One Thing his fourth for the MPress label, Glier has made a pop album that is full of catchy songs yet still conveys a genuine sense of emotion.  Glier will perform in benefit for WSLR Community Radio on Friday, March 25 at 8pm at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center.  Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 day of show.  Advance tickets are available at www.wslr.org or by calling 941-894-6469.

Glier’s earliest and most profound songwriting influence came in the form of his older brother, Jamie, who is non-verbal and was diagnosed with a severe form of autism. Glier says, “Jamie taught me about what listening means and how to truly hear someone even when no words are being said.”  Another of Glier’s greatest teachers is his traveling companion Joe Nerney. Joe will be playing saxophone with Seth at Fogartyville. He’s 62 years old and has been blind since he was 3 days old. Seth says, “Joe “sees” more joy in one day than many do in their entire lives.”
 
“Grammy-nominated musician Seth Glier continues to gain momentum” – Paste Magazine
 
“Singer with an exquisite tenor echoes Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel.” – USA TODAY
 
“this material sounds like nothing if not classics in waiting…it’s the essence of perfection” – BLURT Magazine

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