Seth Glier presented by Uptown Concerts
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Seth Gliers new album The Coronation is an invitation to forge a new, more beautiful world out of the current chaos. For most of my adult life, Ive held the belief that humanity is right around the corner from something transformative," Seth explains. "If we could only see that our separateness is an illusion, then a future of global cooperation and interdependence would be undeniable. As the coronavirus locked down the world, I watched this long-held belief inside of me becoming a reality right before my eyes. The dolphins returned to the Venice canals, and millions of children saw the stars for the first time. I wanted this album to feel like a roadmap towards reunion in a reconnected and repairing world."
Gliers sixth album on MPress Records, The Coronation is a beautiful and powerful collection that explores an expansive range of musical styles and topics from the personal to the political. A Grammy®-nominated singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist from Western Massachusetts, Glier has also won five Independent Music Awards. NPR describes his voice as otherworldly while praising him as an engaging performer and storyteller. His critically acclaimed, emotionally dense catalog of work often draws upon traditional roots music, experimental instrumentation, and moody atmospheres that result in soulfully intelligent stories that can alternately fight the power and break your heart.
After touring 250 dates a year for half his life, not being on the road in 2020 allowed Glier to write from a place of stillness. If It Wasnt For You was inspired by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, and echoes the young activists own concepts about the transformative power of turning ones trauma into gratitude and awareness. Stages came from the realization that the ups and downs of ever-changing relationships happen in increments, and that change is a natural part of life. "'Til Further Notice" was inspired by the passing of John Prine amidst the uncertainty of lockdown. Learning to understand mistreatment by defining it in words that harness raw feelings is the topic of A Gift. The loss of innocence portrayed in Another Day In America is grounded in a plea for gun control, and Poison In The Roots (featuring Everett Bradley) speaks to the deep systemic inequality in American society. I didnt write Poison In The Roots as a duet, but when Everett Bradley sent me a work-tape with him singing the first verse I heard new possibilities everywhere, Seth recalls. We were trying to stitch our worlds together.
The Coronations credits reflect the spirit of interconnectedness explored in the albums lyrics. I knew at the onset that I wanted to work with many different people and producers on this record but I dont think I knew why until after finishing it, Seth explains. Being in collaboration is a constant reminder that our actions have profound effects on the subsequent actions of others and how powerful it is to be united in common cause. While The Coronation has multiple producers alongside Glier himself longtime collaborator Ryan Hommel (Amos Lee, Heather Maloney), Bill Lefler (Ingrid Michaelson, Dashboard Confessional), and Alex Wong (Delta Rae, The Paper Raincoat) the record has a cohesive, mostly synth-driven sound. Guest artists include vocalists Everett Bradley (Bruce Springsteen, Hall & Oates) and rising star Raye Zaragoza, and cellist Dave Eggar (Coldplay, Evanescence). I think collaboration might be what makes The Coronation a cohesive album, Glier says. Its wildly diverse from song to song, and the making of it began to mirror a new world I wanted to live in.
Glier will share songs from The Coronation on the road later this year while continuing to connect with audiences using his eclectic, often humorous, and always insightful artistry. Summing up the project, Glier says, "The Coronation marks the emergence of our collective unconscious into consciousness and the transcendence of compulsion into choice. I look at the last year of lockdown as sort of like an extended rehab healing us from the story of separation and offering us the courage to forge a new crown and become the rulers of that which had ruled us.
ABOUT SETH GLIER
The Coronation is Grammy® Nominee Seth Gliers 6th album on MPress Records, following Birds (2017), If I Could Change One Thing (2015), Things I Should Let You Know (2013), The Next Right Thing (2011), and The Trouble With People (2009). An acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, he is the winner of five Independent Music Awards. His music has taken him around the world, including to China where he participated in a U.S. State Department-sponsored cultural diplomacy tour as international ambassador. He has shared stages with a diverse list of artists including Ani DiFranco, James Taylor, Lisa Marie Presley, Martin Sexton, Ronnie Spector, Marc Cohn and more, and recorded a duet with American Idol alum Crystal Bowersox. A tireless activist, Seth has worked with The Parkland Project, ChildFund International, Rock The Vote, and has also been a TEDx Speaker. For more information, visit sethglier.com.
Doors open at 6:00 pm. Tickets available for 6:00, 6:30, and 7:00 dinner times. Limited capacity, fewer than 60 seats available. Buy in advance! Remaining tickets will be available at the door if not sold out.
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