Music by Hawthorn and Izzy Heltai

Music by Hawthorn and Izzy Heltai

Tuesday, April 17, 4pm

The women of Hawthorn (Taylor Holland, Heather Scott) weave melodic layers into harmonies pulled from traditional folk roots. Their mutual love of the natural world, storytelling, and community moves them to create music colored by both external and internal landscapes. The Hawthorn tree, native to their own New England and their ancestral homelands of the British Isles, is said to be inhabited by the fairies, serving as a portal to the spirit world. Through the meeting of Heather and Taylor’s individual experiences, joined by bassist Alex Gasser and an evolving community of Boston’s finest instrumentalists, Hawthorn creates magical blends of sound that are passionately full: of vibrancy, of tenderness, of strength.

Izzy Heltai is a folk singer-songwriter from Boston, Massachusetts. Izzy is an artist that concentrates on storytelling with emotional and sonic resonance; he accomplishes what’s at the heart of all successful storytelling—invoking the familiar, while capturing familiarity in a way that is unique, in a way that is specific to Izzy. His work teeters between loss and love, but celebrates how most often it’s both at once. This simultaneity crafts pieces that are at once heartbreaking and joyous. Izzy draws influence from voices such as Carole King, Paul Simon, and Dave Van Ronk, to contemporary artists, like Gregory Alan Isakov, Jason Isbell, and Brandi Carlile—these contexts inform Izzy’s perspective as a young folk musician on the rise. Izzy currently resides in The Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. He tours continuously around the North-East, prominently as a solo performer, but occasionally with multiple configurations of backing bands, often appearing as part of a duo or a three piece.

 

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
304 S. Elm St.
Greensboro, NC 27401