Singer-songwriter Seth Glier, who’s making a name for himself with his velvety-smooth voice and feel-good songwriting, is coming to New York to help raise awareness for the millions of Americans who go hungry each day.
Glier, 22, who joined forces with hunger-relief charity Feeding America and with organic food company Clif Bar, has used each of his 15-date tour stops as a food drive for the local area food bank.
“Hunger is a reality for 1 in 6 Americans, that’s just a fact, I’m always willing to use my voice to help make a difference,” says Glier, who recently released his sophomore album The Next Right Thing (MPress Records).
“The numbers are insane, with currently 146 million Americans on food stamps and in need. However in my book, information is always met with an equal or greater form of inspiration. That’s just what Ryan and I are trying to do on this tour.”
‘I Want to Make a Difference’
Since the release of his first album The Trouble With People (MPress) in 2009, Glier has made it part of his mission to raise awareness and inspire people through his music.
He has participated in a green tour initiative, worked with the Coats For Kids Foundation, teamed up with Musicians On Call to visit hospitals and perform at charity benefits and most recently contributed music to the New Arrivals Vol. 4: Artists Against Youth Homelessness (MPress 2011) charity compilation CD, benefitting The National Network for Youth.
Glier, who’s winning legions of fans with his romantic ballads and moving lyrics, wants to touch people with his verse and music.
“I’m an ambassador,” he says. “I travel from place to place carrying my songs and stories with me, and I want people to leave my show changed.”
Seth’s New York concert for Food for Thought takes place at Rockwood Music Hall Nov. 11.