SETH GLIER

With guest MATT NAKOA

Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and activist Seth Glier has become known for his passionate live sets and powerful command of both piano and guitar. 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.” Building on the acclaim of his Grammy®-nominated sophomore album “The Next Right Thing”, Glier’s subsequent record “Things I Should Let You Know” landed him his first Daytrotter session and was praised by M Music & Musicians Magazine for its “shimmering, seductive melodies”.

Glier recorded his latest album, "Birds," (released Spring 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 touring with artists such as Ani DiFranco and Ryan Adams.

More than just a musician, Seth is a national spokesperson for ChildFund International where he has helped over 200 children find sponsors. In 2016, he was chosen as a ChildFund Ambassador and traveled to Guatemala bringing music to remote areas and schools. He participated in the 2012 ROCK THE VOTE Road Trip, and took home Best Social Action Song for his track “The Next Right Thing” at the 11th Annual Independent Music Awards, his second IMA win. For his 2013 Things I Should Let You Know Release tour, he teamed up with Autism Speaks and helped raise thousands of dollars for the not-for-profit organization. His song “Love Is A Language” was inspired by his nonverbal autistic brother.

Matt Nakoa is an internationally touring singer/songwriter, recently appearing at The White House, throughout India, and regularly with folk icon Tom Rush. Growing up on a small goat farm in rural NY State, Matt discovered music as a means of teenage escape and trained to be a concert pianist. Matt was ultimately accepted as a vocalist to Berklee College of Music where he studied alongside soon-to-be Grammy winners St. Vincent and Esperanza Spalding among others.

After school, Matt landed in NYC’s vibrant piano bar scene. There he quickly became a star performer at Manhattan’s famous Brandy’s Piano Bar, with lines waiting outside the door each Saturday night. As if illustrating two sides of himself, Matt’s first album, "Light In The Dark" (2012), is a sweeping pop opus, while "A Dozen Other Loves" (2014) explores an intimate acoustic palette. Across the board his song craft has garnered awards, including a win at Kerrville Folk Festival’s prestigious New Folk Competition. Though not easily pinned down, “In sum,” as a recent review put it, "Matt Nakoa is a musical adept, one of those well kept secrets you just can’t help but celebrate: intimate and genuine, soulful and bittersweet, a rich poetic songbook sung in praise to a complicated, emotionally present world."

Matt Nakoa Video

On the ivories, (think of) a hot-handed phenom who can go from Chopin to beer-drenched honky- tonk in one set ...On guitar, a Jack Johnson-esque singer-songwriter... Nakoa does not disappoint. Actually, between his piano chops, charismatic stage presence, and heartfelt originals on guitar ... he drops jaws. - The Boston Globe

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Show Dates & Times:

10/13/17 - Friday

7:30 pm,
Admission: 

$15 Advance, $18/Day of Show. General Admission. Handling fee applies to online and phone sales.

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