SETH GLIER // NYC SHOWCASE // MONDAY JULY 24, 2017
@BERLIN — 7:30PM
A hush descended upon the packed underground bunker of New York City hot-spot, Berlin. The shimmering, ethereal opening notes of the song “Scars” gently rolled over the industry crowd, bringing them into Seth Glier’s inner sanctum of soul and emotionally electric songs.
Grammy-nominated troubadour Seth Glier took to the stage Monday evening, July 24 to perform a passionate and dynamic industry showcase set at NYC’s Berlin club. Together with his longtime sideman Joe Nerney (saxophone, harmonica) and Rachel Coats (upright bass), Glier treated the audience to songs from his upcoming new album, Birds, as well as reinvented music from his previous work.
Rebellion was definitely in the air as Glier fiercely belted out his anti-fracking song, “Water On Fire”, and treated listeners to his raw, provocative version of the Buffalo Springfield classic, “For What It’s Worth” (which featured Nerney doing some amazing harmonica runs and vocal harmonies). It was incredibly surprising to see not one person talking, not one cell phone in use and not one person who wasn’t transfixed by this young man’s magnetism as well as his prodigious talents. This is an artist in his prime and one can assume that this private audience of insiders will look back in a few years and say, “I saw him when…” to impress their friends. You can pre-order his new album Birds on Pledge Music or reserve a copy on iTunes. Clips from the show below:
Seth Glier – “I’m Still Looking”
Seth Glier – “Water On Fire”
Seth Glier – “Birds”