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Natalie Gelman & Megan Burtt

  • Ojai Underground Exchange 1016 W Ojai Ave Ojai, CA 93023 (map)

Join us Sunday, June 2nd for a beautiful evening of music with Natalie Gelman & Megan Burtt! Raised in the old West Village, NYC stomping ground of songwriting greats, Natalie Gelman grew up amidst artists and true bohemians. She borrowed a friends guitar at 16 and began busking on subway platforms soon afterwards. Captivating tourists and straphangers alike in the subway, Natalie stopped even the most hurried commuters in their tracks with her powerful voice.

Often compared to Sheryl Crow, Jewel and Joni Mitchell, Natalie’s music is contemporary and timeless. She writes honest, heartfelt songs - responding to current affairs and revealing parts of her inner self with the world.

A modern day troubadour, Natalie performs across the country tirelessly and recently completed her first 10 week European tour in support of Streetlamp Musician. An album she released with producers Charlie Midnight (James Brown) and Mark Needham (The Killers) and titled after a song she wrote about street performing and watching New York City change over time.

"Gelman is the poster-girl for the solo, storytelling singer-songwriter. ...this performer will likely always have a captive audience." - Music Connection

Rocky Mountain raised Singer-Songwriter Megan Burtt says she was inspired by Joni Mitchell’s Blue. Burtt taught herself to play, dreaming of a musical career. Megan now splits her time between Brooklyn, NY, Denver, CO and on the road.

After high school, she moved to Boston to attend the Berklee College of Music. At graduation, Megan was awarded the prestigious excellence in songwriting award, being the only non-songwriting major in her class to receive this recognition.

Burtt moved to Mississippi to investigate the roots of American blues music. After a stint there, she played music in Vietnam for a couple of months. Megan quickly gained notoriety winning the 2010 Rocky Mountain Folk Festival, the 2011 Kerrville New Folk Competition, and SW Region 2011 Mountain NewSong Competition.

Megan has toured nationally and abroad as a headlining artist, and as support for acts including Gregory Alan Isakov, Mark Cohen, Brett Dennen, Glenn Phillips of Toad The Wet Sprocket, Lissie, and Leanne Rimes. In 2015 she collaborated with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, as a featured artist.

The show begins at 7:00, and there is a $20 suggested donation at the door.

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Earlier Event: May 31
Alice Wallace & David Huckfelt
Later Event: June 7
With Out Rage