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Passim Streams: Izzy Heltai (live from Club Passim)

November 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

 |  Free – $18


47 Palmer Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Izzy Heltai (live from the club) Live Stream presented by Club Passim
Donate: http://passim.org/stream
Suggested donation: $18
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Stream begins: 7pm ET
With brutal honesty towards himself and forgiveness for those around him, Izzy Heltai’s music walks the elusive line between confessional and relatable. On his debut album, “Father,” the 23-year-old singer/songwriter dives deep into his fascination with human relationships, and specifically the way that those relationships change and reorganize themselves over time.
Originally from Brookline, Massachusetts, Heltai is the child of two mathematicians and first-generation European immigrants. “My parents worked really hard in very secure jobs, and I think they always wanted us to be able to do whatever we wanted with our lives,” he says. Heltai started on classical piano, but soon became fascinated by folk singers, and picked up the guitar. Inspired by Joan Baez and Simon and Garfunkel, he started obsessing over songwriting as a teenager, and soon realized that it was “the only thing I really wanted to do with myself… You know how a lot of musicians say ‘I listen to tons of different music’?, Well, I really only like listening to sad songs” he laughs.

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