Seth Glier – The Sweater Set opens!

Seth Glier – The Sweater Set opens!

Nov 1, 2012 |  0 comments
Date: Nov 1, 2012 Time: 8:00 pm Price: $10 in advance, $15 day of show Type: singer/songwriter

For 22-year-old Massachusetts native Seth Glier, “The Next Right Thing” isn’t just an album title – it’s a way of life.  “Each one of us is presented with the opportunity every day to do the next right thing, but we rarely take the time,” Glier says.  “For a society so obsessed with being a part of something greater than ourselves, we are really quick to let our own fears and indifference shut the door on our intentions.”  For his sophomore MPress Records release, the Berklee educated singer/pianist set out to document the ways in which he – and the people he encounters on the road – attempts to do “the next right thing, as opposed to the next thing right.”

Despite his relatively young age Glier is a seasoned troubadour, traveling all over the United States and performing over 200 dates a year. In 2010 he opened for Edwin McCain and The Verve Pipe, appeared with his idol James Taylor and performed on main stages of the prestigious Falcon Ridge and Kerrville Folk Festivals, with rave reviews and a constantly-expanding fan base following him every step of the way.  “I’m an ambassador,” Glier explains.  “I travel from place to place carrying my songs and stories with me, and I want people to leave my show changed.  Some people won’t remember the songs I sing, but they will remember how they felt while hearing them.  That’s what I want to do – to remind people, including myself, why we’re here: to connect!”

Glier doesn’t just concern himself with connecting with paying audiences, either.  Along the massive tour behind his MPress debut, “The Trouble With People”, Glier, an environmentalist and altruist used his music to make a difference wherever he could.  His “green” CD release tour involved organizing tree planting parties in cities along the tour route (which he reached in his hybrid Toyota Prius); promoting carpools for fans to attend his shows; selling t-shirts made out of organic materials, and more.  He also made frequent visits to such unlikely venues as elementary schools, nursing homes, and hospitals. In the same vein, Glier closed out 2010 with the “Light It Up, Let It Go” tour.  Deriving its name from a lyric from the new album, Glier continued his partnership with the organization Musicians On Call to visit hospitals and perform at charity benefits, and he plans to continue incorporating such appearances into his ongoing tour. The inspiration he derived from these appearances directly influenced the songs on “The Next Right Thing”.

The title track, which kicks off the album with a rousing chorus reminiscent of New Orleans-flavored gospel blues, sets the thematic tone for what is to come, even as it stands alone musically.  The chorus repeats the mantra, “Do the next right thing or the next thing right.”

visit his website:http://sethglier.com/

“The Sweater Set will pluck at your heart strings” – The Washington Post

Since their early years as teens in a DC church choir, Maureen Andary and Sara Curtin have developed a unique musical relationship.  Intricate Soprano-Alto harmonies soar over multi-instrumental arrangements of ukulele, guitar, flute, hand percussion, accordion, glockenspiel, and the occasional kazoo/mouth trumpet solo.  Listeners are invited into The Sweater Set’s joyful friendship as their songs play out like musically elaborate gossip about (what else?) the perils of courtship, lust, and heartbreak.

The Sweater Set has been nominated for 7 Washington Area Music Association awards including Best Contemporary Folk Duo of 2010, Best New Artist of 2009, has been awarded two Young Emerging Artist grants from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities and are 2010-11 Strathmore Artists-in-Residence in Bethesda, Maryland.  Visit www.thesweaterset.com for upcoming tour dates and information on their latest record GOLDMINE released this past April.

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