Seth Gleir at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House
The July 4th weekend in Boothbay Harbor kicks-off with an explosive concert from the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Seth Glier and his trio, including saxophonist Joe Nerney, Saturday, July 1. Glier first appeared at the Opera House piano several years ago alongside long-touring musician, Livingston Taylor. In response to audience requests, Glier has since returned annually.
Despite his relatively young age, Seth Glier is a seasoned troubadour. A singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who averages over 250 live performances annually, Seth has gone from opening act to headlining his own shows and playing major festivals. He’s 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. His music has also caught the ears of fans, industry and critics alike, with USA Today stating that his “exquisite tenor echoes Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel.”
Building on the acclaim of his Grammy-nominated sophomore album “The Next Right Thing,” Glier’s subsequent record “Things I Should Let You Know" landed him his first Daytrotter session, was called “a genuine revelation” by Blurt Magazine, and was praised by Music & Musicians Magazine for its “shimmering, seductive melodies.” On his fourth album, “If I Could Change One Thing,” released in 2015, Glier embraced a genuine modern-pop direction, marking a bold departure from his previous, more acoustic recordings. The album 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. For more on Glier: http://sethglier.com.
The July 1 concert is sponsored by Boothbay Harbor Framers. Tickets are currently available through the box office at 86 Townsend Avenue, Open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., or by calling 207-633-5159. Tickets and information are also available at boothbayoperahouse.com. Advance purchase tickets are $20, tickets purchased on the day of the concert are $25. Doors for seating open at 7 p.m., Seth Glier goes on stage at 7:30.