The Steve Gellman Trio: February 26th
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Honest, sincere and often humorous, Steven Gellman has performed his slice-of-life lyrics to audiences across the United States since the mid-90s. Described by Billboard Magazine as "intensely sensitive and impressively intelligent,” Steven’s songs tell stories of everyday life wrapped in notes that will have you humming along – long after the song is over. On stage, Steven combines friendly banter with a sonorous, tenor voice that critics have compared to the late John Denver.
Emerging from his early roots as a founding member of the 90s folk-rock group, Diamond Rose, Steven broke onto the folk scene with his debut release Photobook garnering critical acclaim – he was nominated for 4 awards from The Washington Area Music Association Awards (WAMA) and by The Gay/Lesbian American Music Awards (GLAMA) for Debut Album of the Year. His sophomore release, Return to Summer Lake, was hailed by Billboard Magazine as “essential for fans of sensitive acoustic music.” His Peaceful World album garnered a nod from the Washington Area Music Association and was hailed by PAMusicScene.com as a “collection of brilliantly crafted folk masterpieces that pull you into another world.”
In his most recent recordings, Steven showcases more than 20 years as a singer/songwriter. The retrospective Revisited album features new recordings of his most personal and revealing songs. Using only vocals and guitar, Steven strips down a hand-selected batch of songs to reveal the natural beauty of the melodies and lyrics for an intimate listening experience. Stunning guitar work and heartfelt vocals are the hallmarks of this collection exclusively written, arranged and performed by Steven. This was followed by Songs of Winter’s Cheer – a blend of holiday favorites and less-traditional winter and original songs including "Jewish Christmas," Steven’s playfully irreverent look at the Christmas season from a Jewish perspective.
Steven has travelled near and far to perform at renowned acoustic music venues throughout the United States and Canada including the Birchmere in Alexandria, the Ark in Ann Arbor, the Blue Bird Café in Nashville, the Tin Angel in Philadelphia and Club Passim in Boston. In Washington, DC, he has performed at the venerated National Theatre and the most sought after venue of all, The White House. Steven has had the honor to open shows for Dar Williams, Cheryl Wheeler, Richie Havens, Richard Shindell and Al Stewart among others.
Don Murphy of the National Theatre said, "Steven Gellman's insightful original songs and homespun stories provide a soul-warming folk rock respite in a busy chilly world."
SMTMD HomeSpun CoffeeHouse Concerts
Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance host various concerts thoughout the year ranging from local artists to various professional and international performers who may be passing through our area. Refer back to this page to discover details and links to scheduled performers as soon as we are able to book them. Our next scheduled concert will be in the early months of 2015. Stay tuned for details which will be posted as soon as we have them.
Past Performers at our HomeSpun CoffeeHouse