Natalie Gelman: New York, New York
Natalie Gelman, Singer-Songwriter
New York, New York

Natalie Gelman, a folk-pop singer-songwriter and native New Yorker, made it through the quarnatine by creating a fun and sassy video that captures the craziness of last year with heightened versions of what we may have found ourselves doing at home--complete with camping in a tent in our living rooms. However, Gelman is normally touring throughout the year and 2020 was supposed to find her everywhere from Maui to Munich. While those plans were postponed, Natalie played online shows and trying to stay busy writing and learning to record at home, as well as recently signed with Blue Elan Records. Raised in the old West Village, NYC stomping ground of songwriting greats, Gelman grew up amidst artists and true bohemians. The artist has gone on to open for Bon Jovi, Billy Bob Thornton, and more acts--playing arena stages and touring throughout the world. In June 2021, Natalie released her new album, Moth To The Flame, via Blue Élan Records and looks forward to touring.

Questionnaire
1
What is your favorite word to describe New York?

Inspiring.

2
What word best reflects the people of New York?

Resilient.

3
What is the most creative, spiritual or emotional place in New York?
4
What is your favorite outdoor activity in New York?

Rollerblading up the Hudson River Greenway bike path.

5
What is your favorite indoor activity in New York?

People watching in the subway (or really anywhere) and petting random bodega cats.

6
What is your favorite sound or noise in New York?

I love listening to all the diverse accents and languages spoken.

7
What is your favorite smell or taste in New York?

Pine trees at the many corner Christmas tree stands around the holidays and the smell of leather and sweat in the staircase at Joffrey Ballet School.

8
What drink best reflects New York?

Coffee.

9
What song or type of music best reflects New York?

Jazz... timeless, always evolving, passionate, and misunderstood.

10
If Heaven were New York, what would God say to a visitor when they arrive at the Pearly Gates?

You probably won’t make it here but trying to will push you to go further than any other place will.

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