“The Sundance Film Festival is always a very inspired place and time for me,” says Gelman
(PRWEB) January 30, 2013
New York City based modern day troubadour Natalie Gelman’s highly anticipated upcoming album may be called Streetlamp Musician, but the multi-talented singer/songwriter spent her recent whirlwind week at the world famous Sundance Film Festival kickin’ it up indoors at some of the Park City area’s most popular venues.
Gelman’s fourth annual visit to Sundance included high profile live performances at the star-studded Fender Music Lodge (as part of the 9th Annual Fender Music Lodge Music & Media Legacy event), the NY Loves Film Lounge and the Koffeehouse Show, in addition to her participation in the tribute to legendary rock producer Eddie Kramer at Claim Jumpers.
Gelman also hit the local airwaves to promote these appearances, interviewing with both Park City TV and the Morning News show on KSL-TV , the local Salt Lake City NBC affiliate On the latter, the singer performed “Sundance In Your Eyes,” a special song she wrote inspired by the Sundance experience, as well as two songs from her upcoming album, “The Lion” and the title track “Streetlamp Musician.”
“The Sundance Film Festival is always a very inspired place and time for me,” says Gelman. “It's enlivening, validating and comforting as an artist to be around so many creative people. Everyone who goes to Sundance gets this adrenalin rush that’s very childlike and exploratory. They also let their guard down--open their hearts even—and that's the spirit I wrote ‘Sundance in Your Eyes’ with. The festival is a beautiful place where everyone, however briefly, is connected and you're filled with the boldness you had as a child to create. It’s full of special moments every year I go and I hope I captured a bit of that in the song.”
Gelman, who tours regularly throughout the U.S., is releasing her new EP this spring titled-- Streetlamp Musician—a six track set produced by Charlie Midnight (James Brown) and Mark Needham (The Killers) as an autobiographical nod to her humble beginnings as a street performer in NYC, which included “busking” in the subway. The title track is about street performing and watching her hometown change over time.
Raised in the old West Village stomping ground of numerous songwriting greats, Gelman—who has been compared favorably to Jewel, Sheryl Crow and Joni Mitchell--grew up amidst artists and true bohemians. She borrowed a friend’s guitar at 16, began composing songs on it immediately and began busking on subway platforms when she grew tired of pretending to be 21 to play clubs in the city.
Captivating tourists and straphangers alike in the subway, Gelman stopped even the most hurried commuters in their tracks with her powerful voice. She continues to play what she calls her favorite stage while also performing at the House of Blues, Webster Hall and festivals across the country. In its four star review, The New York Post, echoing many publications across the country, raved “Simply Terrific.”
True to these roots, Gelman first captivated the stars, filmmakers, movie fans and dealmakers of Sundance three years ago by simply showing up and busking on the streets of Park City. Dave Collins, who works in Entertainment Marketing with Fender Musical Corporation, liked what he heard and signed her up to play an official gig at the Fender Music Lodge the very next day! Follow along @ http://www.facebook.com/NatalieGelmanMusic & http://nataliegelman.com/
Wach the Video for Sundance in your Eyes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1gur15L6JE&feature=share&list=UUL-RYDDPpE199OlCo_1tdUQ
See Natalie Gelman performing on NBC/KSL: http://www.ksl.com/?nid=1105&sid=23770866&title=musicians-performi