Singer-songwriter and Grammy-nominee Seth Glier knows the challenges of emerging into adulthood all too well. Over the course of just a few short years, Glier has gone from opening act to headlining his own shows as well as major folk festivals, all culminating in a nod from the Grammys.
For years, singer-songwriter Antje Duvekot's songs have been critically praised for their hard-won wisdom, dark-eyed realism and street-smart romanticism. On Saturday January 11th, these two critically acclaimed musicians come to The Linda
Despite his relatively young age, Massachusetts based singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist Glier is a seasoned troubadour. Averaging over 250 live performances annually he 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 acclaim on his second 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.
Glier's third and most recent album, "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.
Glier first appeared at the Opera House in 2009, alongside his Berklee music professor Livingston Taylor, and he has been captivating Opera House audiences ever since. For this special Columbus Day weekend concert he is traveling with Antje Duvekot. Duvekot ast appeared on the Opera House stage in 2007 and has been much requested by audiences in the years since.
Blending uncommonly beautiful vocals with one of the sharpest poetic sensibilities in her field, Duvekot has a remarkable ability to make us believe she is whispering secrets in our ear, and we know that she believes every word she sings. "New Siberia" is her third studio album and a masterpiece of the modern folk genre. Produced by folk legend Richard Shindell, the cinematic ensemble sound showcases Antje's sure-footed path through emotional terrain most artists dare not even enter.
No one writes quite like Duvekot, who was influenced lyrically by the greats, Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon and Leonard Cohen, who are Mt. Rushmore-like figures to her.
"Antje is the rare artist who can write about the social and the personal in the same breath," folk icon Ellis Paul said. "Her voice has a sound of innocence and naiveté, which makes razor-sharp insights into the human condition."
Duvekot comes out of the studio to tour, stopping at the prestigious Newport Folk and Philadelphia Folk Festivals, the classic radio show "Mountain Stage" and overseas at the Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland and the Tonder Festival in Denmark. She has won the John Lennon Songwriting Competition and the best new folk award at the Kerrville Festival as well as the Boston Music award for "outstanding folk artist."
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