|For Immediate Release
“If I Could Change One Thing”
From Grammy Nominated Artist/Activist
Out April 7th
Headlining Tour and Dates with American Idol’s Crystal Bowersox
“Singer with an exquisite tenor echoes Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel.” – USA TODAY
New York, NY: Singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and activist Seth Glier has been consistently honing his craft over the course of his young career, leading up to the April 7th release of his latest album, If I Could Change One Thing (MPress). Glier has hit the road in advance of If I Could Change One Thing with three dates with American Idol’s Crystal Bowersox, which began on February 2nd in Nashville, TN. He will then take his headline show on the road starting February 6th in Winston Salem, NC. Full list of tour dates are below.
Glier leans towards a genuine modern-pop direction, marking a bold departure from his previous, more acoustic recordings. If I Could Change One Thing merges genres seamlessly, with universal songs about falling in and out of love and social action that capture a songwriter and performer at the peak of his young abilities. Pre-orders for If I Could Change One Thing are available now via PledgeMusic, a direct-to-fan platform. His PledgeMusic pre-order will offer his fan base exclusive items and experiences such as signed CDs, handwritten lyric sheets, a demo podcast, private Skype concert, VIP access on tour and more.
On this new release, the gifted young troubadour has teamed up with producer Bill Lefler (Ingrid Michaelson, Joshua Radin). “This album is my proudest work to date,” says Glier. “Making If I Could Change One Thing was such an inspired process from writing almost 100 songs throughout the year to recording my favorite thirteen in LA with Bill.” Lefler notes, “It’s not often you get to work with an artist with such musicality and real ability. Seth is a true standout. A true musician, songwriter and singer.”
On tour, Glier performs with a non-traditional lineup, which includes Joe Nerney, a blind, 62-year-old sax player, whom Glier met when he was 15. Nerney’s contributions add another layer to Glier’s captivating live show. “Each performance when I look to my left and see Joe slaying the audience with a solo and I watch him smile after the audience applauds, it remains the most authentic thing I've ever seen in my life,” admits Glier.
In addition, a key element of Glier’s music and life in general is activism and autism awareness. He is an advocate for Musicians On Call and a LIVE! artist partner for ChildFund International who has helped hundreds of children find sponsors. He is also incredibly involved with his non-verbal autistic brother and is focused on sharing his ways of communicating to the non-verbal through music.
At only 26 years old, Glier has released three albums prior to If I could Change One Thing, including his Grammy®-nominated sophomore album The Next Right Thing, and the critically praised Things I Should Let You Know. Glier has shared the stage with artists as diverse as James Taylor, Ani DiFranco, Edwin McCain, Martin Sexton, Emmylou Harris and Ryan Adams, and has quickly become known for his passionate live sets and powerful command of both piano and guitar.