Writing music was also something I was always kind of doing as I grew up. I wrote little instrumental songs on piano but it was when I started playing guitar that I got more serious about songwriting and wanted to play my songs for people outside my family. The cool thing about being a musician and songwriter is that you’re always learning. I always feel like I’m getting deeper into this and finding ways to get “serious’ about making music. I’m always trying to be a better musician and to write better songs.
I love long sets like this because I really get to dig in and play all my favorite songs. I will be performing solo acoustic, with my uke and guitar so it’s going to be a raw and vulnerable show which I think can be refreshing when so much of what we hear is over produced, edited and filtered. There’s always a fair amount of laughter and storytelling in my show as well because I love talking to the audience and sharing what’s going on in my life at the moment as well.
I’ll be touring more this fall including throughout California and a run of dates coming up in the south. I’m getting the new full-length ready to release so there’s a lot that’s going into that. I’m also going back into the studio to record a couple singles, both originals and covers that I’m loving these days including a Radiohead cover. Fingers crossed for a movie being developed now by filmmakers Clayton Jacobson and Brent Florence. It’s a really exciting dark comedy/horror that will be using my music and is inspired by my story as an indie musician.
Natalie Gelmen is playing a Friday residency at 6 p.m. at the Andaz, West Hollywood.