Story of Seth
Hailing from the sunny California shores of San Francisco, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lael has firmly established himself as a must-hear artist. With his distinctive combination of alternative folk, experimental pop, and a dab of Americana, Seth’s music is winning adoring fans from around the globe. With his equally intimate and playful work on the guitar, mandolin and banjo reminiscent of Punch Brothers, and lyrical imagery akin to Iron & Wine, Seth lovingly alludes to his musical influences all while blazing his own path forward.
Seth grew up as one of ten children in a very musical family. His vast experiences playing in countless dive bars with punk, rock, bluegrass and jazz bands as well as performing in high school musicals or composing film scores has made him the seasoned musician he is today. Seth also juggled a vast array of jobs while focusing on music after the whistle blew. The hats he wore included those of a banker, gas station attendant, roofer, baker, waiter, bricklayer, car washer, and flower delivery man! All of these adventures have shone through in every aspect of his musical work.
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"He might not know it, but there are times where his vocals are reminiscent of geography lover Sufjan Stevens. Such is the case on “All Hours,” where Lael shows himself to be a modest guitar virtuoso."
"To say Seth Lael is a versatile musician would only be scratching the surface of this multifaceted gentleman, and a gross understatement to the multitude of talents he possess."
"Lael puts together an album that’s as beautiful as it is harmonic, seamlessly blending together elements of Americana, Jazz, Folk, Pop, and Indie Rock."
Seth Lael, a passionate singer-songwriter who has a bit of a soft-spot for the underdog. (don't we all?) Lael brings 12 brand new songs to life in his second full-length, Bird Strings. His music marries Americana, Jazz, Folk, Pop, and Indie Rock into a definitive perspective of life. His commentary comes straight from the tips of his fingers on guitar, mandolin, and banjo, passing through to his modern/retro vocal delivery of honest, heartfelt lyrics.