Elegantly emotional vocalist Seth Glier and his group come to Summer Breeze on Sunday, July 14, 2019. Bring seating and refreshments and enjoy this free concert in Lions Park, Flood and Symmes. Music begins at 7:30.
“I’m a songwriter and I believe that the way in which we tell a story ultimately has the power to change the story” says Glier. “I think that when someone lets a song into their heart it becomes a spirit. To me, songs are mediators between the spiritual and sensual world and I think that this world is in desperate need of them.”
“I’m very excited to release what I’ve been calling Birds into the world. It’s a collection of 11 songs that I’ve written and recorded by myself in my apartment. Some songs are about the death of my brother while others are about the life I see all around me since he passed. Some are about the birds I’ve become friends with in Massachusetts and many are my best attempt to say something useful about the time we live in.”
Seth Glier (pronounced “Gleer”) recorded his new album, Birds, in an airy loft in western Massachusetts outfitted with a grand piano and floor-to-ceiling windows. Birds roost just outside those windows, on the roof of the converted mill building where he lives, and they became his sympathetic audience while Glier made the album. “I felt a tremendous amount of comfort talking to the birds,” he says “I’d check in with them regularly to see how they thought things were going so far.” The songs range from personal to political, and are bound together by the awareness that our world is a fragile place.
Described by USA TODAY as a “Singer with an exquisite tenor echoing Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel,” Glier continues a burgeoning career that has included a Grammy nomination and touring with artists such as Ani DiFranco and Marc Cohn.
Free Summer Breeze Concerts are made possible, in part, by grants from the Norman Arts Council and the Oklahoma Arts Council, with in-kind support from Norman Parks and Recreation Department. Norman Smile Center is a Summer Breeze Sponsor. Contributors include: Skye Diers, Gingerbread Nursery School; Tom McAuliffe, Don Cies Real Estate; Cindy Merrick, Therapy in Motion; The Mont; Hugh and Keri Young; Peggy Doviak, DM Wealth Management; Hitachi; Republic Bank of Norman; Edward Jones Investments; Bruce and Trisha Bunce; Bob Schlegel; Bluebonnet Bar; and The Montford Inn. Friends include: Laurel Group, LLC; The Baked Bear; The Winston; Frank and Suzy Lawrence; and Monty Kapunkle. Becca Hewes, Yogalife is a Neighbor.