SETH LAEL was the ninth of ten children to working class musicians who met as piano students in college. The whole brood filled the cast of local musicals to last a generation, and Seth grew up turning pages beside his mom’s piano at churches and fairs countywide.
He waved goodbye to Livermore, CA, after high school to work every odd job under the sun, and everywhere Seth went he wrote music on the side. One time he was a gas station attendant, and once he delivered newspapers and flowers. He was a waiter, a baker, a roofer, a banker. A bricklayer, a car washer, a liftie, and a cook.
Seth is self-taught in guitar, banjo, harmonica and voice. In 2011, he self-recorded and produced his first album (“After the Hard Times”) which includes tracks now heard in film and video around the world. His new solo album Due out October 2015 “Bird Strings” features highly-developed acoustical instrumentation and plangent personal lyrics about his improbable life and relationships.
Seth Lael performs solo or with a band utilizing his love for guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, and Ableton. Seth is currently Set up for a northwest Tour in October.
For booking contact Liam Brady at sethlaelbooking@gmail
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Performing with the Wyatt Act at the Haight St Fair
Studio session for Bird Strings with my Electric banjo
Welcome to the Family Mandolin! (aka sparky)
I lived in Tahoe for 6 years. Luckily I can still visit for writing sessions in the Mountains.
Sunday Streets Mission. Playing for the community.
San Francisco Sunday Streets closes major streets for the people to enjoy.
Livable City Awards performance at the Mint Museum.
Support for sold out show for Mandolin Orange
"Behind the Mind" with David Colon @ Mutiny Radio FM
Join my email group HERE for the upcoming podcast release. I've known David for a few years performing at his weekley open mic at the RipTide in SF. We had a nice 2 hour-ish chat talking about family, music, travel, and my upcoming record for 2015.
Behind the scenes for the "Up in Smoke" video
Performance with Shelley Leong in kuala lumpur
Also scene as Rupurt Merkentile banjo extraordinaire.
Also scene performing in instrumental Rock Duo www.monsterwalkermusic.com
Annual CA ST PROJECT gathering. Day of improvisations
I put on annual improvisation session for local musicinas to meet and jam together.