Posted by boston.com January 24, 2014 10:00 AM
The following was submitted by the me & thee Coffeehouse:
On Friday, February 21, the me & thee will feature Seth Glier, a young Grammy nominated performer who has one of those voices that immediately captivates. Kayla Ringelheim, a recent graduate of Brown University and an accomplished singer-songwriter, opens the show. Doors open at 7:30 PM for this 8:00 PM show. The me & thee coffeehouse is located at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead at 28 Mugford Street.
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 Autism Speaks, an advocate for 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. 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.”
A singer-songwriter native of the Boston area who now calls Providence home, Kayla Ringelheim is a young woman with impressive piano chops, ancient tales to tell, and a voice of honey to tell them with. She grew up surrounded by the vibrant musical culture of Harvard Square’s fabled Club Passim, where she played her first open mic at age 13.
With the immense power of connection and expression in music being instilled in her at a young age, Kayla conjures memories of Joni Mitchell and Suzanne Vega with a modern edge of pop and jazz. Kayla currently leads a full life. With passions that venture outside the realm of music, she recently graduated with a degree in Human Biology and works full-time at a local food non-profit, where she is more likely to be seen with fresh produce and farmers than musical instruments.
Nevertheless, Kayla has always valued music and her other passions equally, with each constantly thriving off of the other. Her most recent CD release, Wandering Feet, is a remarkable display of Kayla’s artful impulse to capture life’s meanderings in song. Kayla has been a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition and was voted “Audience Choice” at the Boston Folk Festival Songwriting Competition in 2008. With two other recordings, Tides and Play, Kayla’s newest release is her most striking yet.
Tickets for the performance by Seth Glier with Kayla Ringelheim opening are $18 in advance and $21 at the door. Special student tickets are only $10. Tickets are available online at www.meandthee.org and can be purchased in person at the Spirit of ’76 Bookstore or the Arnould Gallery in Marblehead. The Landing Restaurant at 81 Front Street, Marblehead offers a 10% discount on dinner if you show your ticket or receipt. Enjoy a meal before the show! As at all me & thee coffeehouse events, refreshments are available, including homemade pastries, coffee, and teas. The me & thee has a handicapped-accessible entrance and an accessible bathroom, is a smoke-free environment, and is easily reached by MBTA bus.