Natalie Gelman

Natalie Gelman

Natalie Gelman, whose powerful vocals linger long after she has finished singing, grew up in a musical family, the daughter of a violinist father and pianist mother. She earned a B.A. in Music from the University of Miami and took part in the Music Under New York program.

Natalie wrote her first song when she was 11, and picked up the guitar in high school. She started performing at the age of 17, eventually busking on the New York City subway platforms.

Natalie released her first album in 2006. After the release of her self–titled album, she started a 1,500–mile, 48–day trip on rollerblades to promote the album, and to support Children International.

Saturday, 11:00-12:15 Main Stage
Saturday, 1:15-2:30 Site A
Saturday Evening Concert, Main Stage
Sunday, 2:15-3:30 Site A

If you’re reading this ahead of the Folk Fest, go to Natalie’s website and play the music video “Long–Stemmed Roses” (below). If you do, you’re going to find yourself eagerly awaiting Natalie’s live performance at the Great River Folk Fest.

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