The Gathering Room is proud to welcome back singer/songwriter, SETH GLIER, in a benefit concert on Friday, October 4th at 7:00pm. The concert will be held in a private home in Glastonbury, CT, but is open to the public. Suggested donations are $20 plus a donation for the local food bank and can be reserved by calling (860) 633-5057 or e-mailing email@example.com. Directions will be forwarded at that time. “Singer with an exquisite tenor echoes Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel.” – USA TODAY Seth Glier’s new album Birds is steeped in conflict and contradictions. There’s grief and loss, but also strength and resilience; doubt and dismay, but also a sense of optimism as Glier confronts heavy topics and wrestles them into the daylight. Glier (pronounced “Gleer”) recorded Birds in an airy loft in western Massachusetts outfitted with a grand piano and floor-to-ceiling windows. Birds roost just outside those windows, on the roof of the converted mill building where he lives, and they became his sympathetic audience while Glier made the album. “I felt a tremendous amount of comfort talking to the Birds,” he says “I’d check in with them regularly to see how they thought things were going so far.” Birds is Glier’s fifth album, and the latest entry in a burgeoning career that has included a Grammy nomination and a pair of Independent Music Awards while touring with artists including Ani DiFranco and Ryan Adams. The songs on Birds range from personal to political, and are bound together by the awareness that our world is a fragile place that is all the more magical for it. Seth will entertain the audience in the comfortable candle lit living room of a private home where guests will also enjoy homemade refreshments. Information about Seth Glier is available at www.SethGlier.com.