Steven Gellman Concert & BBQ (*Veggie-Q)

  • June 15, 2013 · 5:00 PM

Join us for folk singer/songwriter Steven Gellman, live & in concert at Ryan & Jen's home in Folsom!  A native of the East Coast, Steven is buddies with local celebrity dietitian Jack Norris, RD.

We will have a potluck-style BBQ:  Bring whatever you like for yourself and friends/ family for the grill; and a side dish or dessert to share.  (Maybe: share what you are bringing in 'comments' when you rsvp!)

**Suggested donation of $10-$25 per person requested to help compensate our performer. **

This will be a fun kick-off to summer, and a special treat for Sacramento to get to hear this amazing musician live and in-person!

Read more about Steven below:

Steven's Website:

"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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  • Beatrice

    This was a lovely evening. Thank you all, with special thanks to the hosts Ryan and Jen.

    1 · June 16, 2013

  • Bethany D.

    Thank you to our awesome hosts, Ryan & Jen, for opening their home and backyard to our group; and for providing veggie dogs! Was so much fun. Great company, great tunes, great fellowship! (:

    June 16, 2013

  • Bobbie L.

    I will not be coming. I emailed Bethany earlier.

    THanks, Bobbie.

    June 15, 2013

  • Bethany D.

    Hey, for anyone who sees this: please bring picnic blankets and/or lawn chairs with you! (:

    June 15, 2013

  • Mandy S.

    Can someone please contact me with the address for the potluck?[masked] Mandy Skinner

    June 14, 2013

  • Mandy S.

    Hi there, I will bring a veggie quiche. I'm finally getting a chance to meet you all. I will be at the 1:00 Petition against Horse-Drawn Carriages tomorrow as well.

    June 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We'll bring a huge salad from Animal Place Veganic Farm.

    3 · June 11, 2013

  • Deborah G.

    Organic veggies to grill and a organic fruit salad is what I'll bring.

    2 · June 11, 2013

  • Bethany D.

    I'll bring a dessert, then! BTW: "Practically Raw Desserts" by Amber Shea Crawley is an awesome cookbook! We don't usually do 'raw,' but her recipes are adaptable: can be low sugar, low fat, baked, raw, or refrigerate/ freeze. Very cool concept. Note to Linda and Bobbie: If you can't come Saturday to this, you can still catch Steven on Friday (day before) at Coffee Garden, and they are doing a special vegan menu for anyone interested! (: Check out the other's listed on here! (:

    1 · June 9, 2013

  • Bethany D.

    What is everyone bringing for sides/ desserts?

    June 8, 2013

    • Camilla

      I'll bring potato salad.

      2 · June 8, 2013

    • Diana S.

      I'll bring a quinoa and black bean salad

      2 · June 8, 2013

  • Beatrice

    I'll bring a pasta salad.

    2 · June 8, 2013

  • Bobbie L.

    So sorry to miss this concert, but I have another commitment.

    June 5, 2013

  • Linda M.

    Shoot, so wanted to GO to this!! My family having Father's Day in SF same day!!! boo hoo.

    June 3, 2013

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