SETH GLIER and THE JASON SPOONER BAND

Fresh American roots! Folk, blues, soul and more

SETH GLIER

Despite his relatively young age, Seth Glier is a seasoned troubadour. A singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who averages over 250 live performances annually, Seth has gone from opening act to headlining his own shows and playing major festivals. He’s shared the stage with artists as diverse as James Taylor, Ani DiFranco, Edwin McCain, Martin Sexton, Emmylou Harris and Ryan Adams, and has quickly become known for his passionate live sets and powerful command of both piano and guitar. Building on the acclaim of his Grammy®-nominated sophomore album "The Next Right Thing," Glier’s subsequent record "Things I Should Let You Know" landed him his first Daytrotter session, was called “a genuine revelation” by Blurt Magazine, and was praised by M Music & Musicians Magazine for its “shimmering, seductive melodies”.

On his fourth album, "If I Could Change One Thing" (April 2015), Glier embraces a genuine modern-pop direction, marking a bold departure from his previous, more acoustic recordings. The album includes a gorgeous duet with American Idol’s Crystal Bowersox, as well as musical appearances by Pat Matera (Katy Perry) and Daniel Rhine (Sara Bareilles). "If I Could Change One Thing" merges genres seamlessly, with universal songs about falling in and out of love and social action that capture a songwriter and performer at the peak of his young abilities.

As an advocate for Musicians On Call and a national spokesperson for ChildFund International who has helped over 200 children find sponsors, Seth has become increasingly comfortable expressing his social beliefs, both onstage and off. He participated in the 2012 ROCK THE VOTE Road Trip, and 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 Release tour, he teamed up with Autism Speaks and raised over $5,000 for the not-for-profit organization.

Seth Glier will appear as a trio with bass and sax.

(Seth Glier's) exquisite tenor echoes Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel. - USA TODAY

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JASON SPOONER BAND

New England’s own JASON SPOONER BAND (Jason Spooner - guitar & vocals, Reed Chambers - Drums & Percussion and Adam Frederick - Bass & vocals, Warren Mcpherson - Keyboards & vocals) is in the midst of one of the band’s most exciting musical growth spurts to date. The quartet stands out with an interesting signature sound that appeals to a wide range of audiences.... seamlessly blending a variety of musical influences and flavors into a cohesive and extremely energetic and listenable experience. Roots Rock, Americana, blues, folk and groove-oriented jazz with some elements of reggae and soul are all accounted for here and sup- ported by a strong musicianship, interesting arrangements and intelligent songwriting.

“I think our individual musical tastes and backgrounds make this band appear like a bit of a science experiment on paper” says Spooner with a laugh. “We certainly never got together to blueprint out the specific kind of band we aimed

to be like perhaps a bluegrass, reggae or a jam band would. Our influences just seemed to seep into the mix organically, and things got more interesting as we added new members. I think this diversity has been an asset in the end and it’s made us welcome at a huge variety of venues and festivals... we’re as welcome at a jam band festival as we are at a folk festival, a Triple A pop radio event or even a big blues show.”

The recipe has certainly served the band well... over the last few years this dynamic band has performed with acts as varied as B.B. King, John Mayer, Jackson Browne, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Ray LaMontagne, Susan Tedeschi, Jackie Greene, G. Love, Guster, Blues Traveler, Peter Rowan and Sara Bareilles. Within the last few summers alone Jason and the band performed at Targhee Fest in Jackson Hole, WY - The Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport, CT - The Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT - FloydFest in Floyd, Va - The Festival at Sandpoint - Sandpoint, ID - The Naukabout Festival on Cape Cod, the River City Roots Festival in Missoula, MT - The Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons, CO and have been perennial favorites at The Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT.

In addition to glowing recent press in Guitar World Magazine, No Depression, High Times Magazine, Wood & Steel Magazine and USA Today, the band was recently named one of Relix Magazine’s coveted “On The Verge - Bands you should know.”

2015 promises to be a turning point as the band promotes their forth album “chemical” after spending much of the winter recording at Maine’s premiere (and newest) recording studio, HEARSTUDIOS in Camden, Maine. The results represent an exciting new direction and a musical maturity that will unquestionably make this release their most ambitious, cohesive and impressive to date.

The album is currently being played on SiriusXM The Loft and on close to 40 Triple A radio stations nationwide. Their first single “Fireflies” has been in the Top 5 Most Added tracks at Triple A for the last 2 weeks and band is soon to embark on a western US tour followed by some east coast dates later in the Fall supporting Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds and The Pimps of Joytime.

No Depression Magazine calls the new album “soulful and infectious... fusing a musical mixture of roots, country, jam, soul and island sounds into thirteen new tunes.”

The Portland Press Herald says “Spooner continues to be a consummate songwriter, weaving stories about sometimes sim- ple, sometimes wildly complex human interaction and strife. His vision and sheer talent have resulted in another substantial album that is getting airplay at several radio stations around the country.”

This is one of the most buzzed-about acts on the national festival circuit today and we found out why at this year’s Boston Folk Festival. In addition award winning songwriting & jaw-dropping musicianship this trio emanates the key element that many folk & roots festivals miss... ENERGY! Simply put; these guys are fun! This band is on the fast track to become the DiFranco, Sexton or Nickel Creek of tomorrow. Grab them while you can!  -- Boston Folk Festival

A funky, groove-based, singer-songwriter fronted trio; acoustic guitar, stand up bass and drums... they are all monstrous players. They have gone on to be a huge Falcon Ridge favorite. They have a tremendously energetic live show with a wide appeal. - Falcon Ridge Folk Fest

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Show Dates & Times:

4/11/15 - Saturday

7:30 pm,
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