In describing Mitch Gettman’s compositional abilities and songwriting, words like “studious” and “elegant” come to mind. There’s a digestion happening of both layered, storied rock ‘n’ roll and chamber folk that makes a song like “Fortune of Thieves,” which we premiered last week on Hear Nebraska, feel wise and ornately packaged.
It’s a song from the 20-year-old Omaha singer-songwriter’s fourth release, the new EP Nothing Stays The Same, which sees Gettman again working out of Hidden Tracks Recording Studio with Jeremy Garrett. It also sees him undertaking a litany of instruments on songs that still ring out with mantras like that one that adorned his last LP, Stop Living Like It’s The End of the World. And the orchestration makes for a well-lined mask to the lyrics: faceless, nameless stories that yearn and churn, and connect by way of how simply sensible and musical their creator is capable of being.
He releases Nothing Stays The Same this Saturday at Reverb Lounge on a billing with Edem and Brad Hoshaw. But right now, ladies and gentlemen, Mitch Gettman joins us live on Hear Nebraska FM for a solo performance.
Mitch Gettman performs live on Hear Nebraska FM, 89.3 FM in Lincoln, kzum.org worldwide.