"The greatest pop songwriting since Billy Joel"—Livington Taylor
Seth Glier compels attention with his powerful falsetto, melodic prowess, and what Performer Magazine calls his “intoxicating groove.” This 22-year-old singer, pianist, and guitarist, who abandoned studies at the Berklee College of Music after one year because he “decided I should be playing for people and not for grades," aims straight for the gut and has quickly established himself on the national scene, performing more than 200 shows a year. Seth has shared stages with such diverse artists as James Taylor, Mark Knopfler, The Verve Pipe, and Ellis Paul, who raves, "Talent like Seth Glier's brings out the psychic in all of us . . . He's gonna be huge." Seth was raised on the music of Joni Mitchell, Martin Sexton and Randy Newman, but considers his brother to be his greatest influence. “My brother is autistic and non-verbal. I learned to communicate with words better once I realized how to communicate to someone without them," he says. Seth's soaring opening set was one of the highlights of the 2012 Ann Arbor Folk Festival.