Steven Gellman

Steven Gellman

Honest, sincere, and often humorous, Steven Gellman has been performing 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,” Gellman’s songwriting captures the simple moments of everyday life and wraps them in notes that will have you humming along – long after the song is over. On stage, Gellman combines friendly banter with a sonorous, tenor voice that critics have compared to the late John Denver.

Gellman broke onto the folk scene in 1997 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” (2000), was hailed by Billboard Magazine as “essential for fans of sensitive acoustic music.” In 2003, Gellman recorded “Love Loss Longing” – a concept album exploring the journey one goes through at the end of a relationship. His latest release, “Peaceful World” (2010) garnered a nod from the Washington Area Music Association and was hailed by as a “collection of brilliantly crafted folk masterpieces that pull you into another world.”

Gellman 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. Gellman 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 says “Steven Gellman’s insightful original songs and homespun stories provide a soul-warming folk rock respite in a busy chilly world.”



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