March 2: Seth Glier w/ Andrea Pais

Despite his relatively young age, Massachusetts based singer/songwriter/pianist/guitarist Seth Glier is a seasoned troubadour. Averaging over 250+ live performances annually Seth has gone from opening act to headlining his own shows and playing major folk festivals. He’s shared the stage with artists as diverse as James Taylor, Ani DiFranco, Martin Sexton, Emmylou Harris and Ryan Adams and has quickly become known for his passionate live sets. 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." The incredible acclaim on his sophomore record, The Next Right Thing, led to the single “Lauralee” hitting #1 on Clear Channel's NEW! Discover & Uncover program as well as a Grammy® nomination, a first for both himself and his New York based label, MPress Records.

As a national spokesperson for the Autism Speaks, an advocate or Musicians On Call, and with a ROCK THE VOTE Road Trip 2012 stop under his belt, Seth has become increasingly comfortable expressing his social beliefs, both onstage and off. In 2012 he took home Best Social Action Song for his track “The Next Right Thing” at the 11th Annual Independent Music Awards, his second IMA win. For his 2013 “Things I Should Let You Know” CD Release tour, he teamed up with Autism Speaks and raised over $5,000 for the not-for-profit organization.

His third album on MPress Records, Things I Should Let You Know is steeped in all the most gorgeous aspects of Americana, folk, blues, pop and soul with each of the 13 tracks it encompasses telling its own story, weaving tales of love, pain and epic self-realization from a young man coming into his own, all wrapped in sweeping melodies and striking vocals. Things I Should Let You Know landed him his first Daytrotter session along with incredible reviews; M Music & Musicians praised his “his polished tenor vocals and natural affinity for creating shimmering, seductive melodies”, while Blurt Magazine exclaimed: “Glier’s greatest gift is for providing nuance, which is yet another reason why ‘Things I Should Let You Know’ is nothing less than a genuine revelation.”

Opening for Seth will be Andrea Pais, a songwriter, classically-trained pianist, and vocal powerhouse based in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Her music is a captivating blend of soul, R&B, blues, and pop stemming from her early musical influences which include Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Sade, and Etta James. Unique to Andrea’s musical skillset is her ability to add a soulful flare to many of today’s popular songs, while adding her “twist” to the songs with creative vocal ad libs and runs to showcase her incredibly vast vocal range.

Andrea started playing piano at eight years old on her family’s broken piano and she wrote her first song at the age of 14. She gained popularity by posting videos on the popular social networking site YouTube. Her covers of Minnie Ripperton’s “Loving You” and Rose Royce’s “Wishing on a Star” still wow fans and, to date, her videos have been viewed by millions of people.

Andrea can be seen performing in Washington D.C.’s most popular venues (Blues Alley, Jammin’ Java, and The Iota Club to name a few), and she is set to release her professionally-recorded, debut EP “Chasing Forever” in the coming months. You can get to know this humble, talented artist and follow her exciting musical journey by visiting which also includes up-to-date information about her performances with more surprises to come.