A conversation with Natalie Gelman: picked up a guitar at 16 and never looked back.

January 10, 2017

  (Los Angeles)  Natalie Gelman is talented, courageous, beautiful, brainy, creative….and many more complementary adjectives.  But after listening to her music and following her career for the past three years, it is something she said at a Ted talk in 2014 in Seattle that will always stay with me.  “I live  in the question”.  Or, as she quoted Mike Tyson, “Everyone has a plan until they are punched in the face”.  Her openness to the vagaries of life and the possibilities of the future is the energy that electrifies her songs. And her music is electric, not in the guitar sense – she plays acoustic – but in its high voltage lyrics and thrumming arrangements. Listening to her is living in the question, because you never know how they will affect you.  I had an opportunity recently to ask about some of the questions she lives  and questions in the songs on her new album, Streetlamp Musician.   Patrick. A lot of things have happened  to you since we last talked. You have released more [Read More]