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Nate Taylor, Izzy Heltai and Gillian Grogan play the Burren Backroom Series
May 31, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wanderer, wonderer, journeyman, folksinger — Nate Taylor fuses story and experience on a quest for connection through music — to people, to nature, to truth. Often compared to Nick Drake for his resonant fingerpicking, Taylor paints an ethereal soundscape with his soaring vocals that implores a kind of reverence for the moment. While a faithful steward of the Boston folk scene for much of the year, Taylor completed his third annual house show tour in 2017, affectionately titled There And Back Again, or TABA 2017, covering 8300 miles and living out his vision of community through music. In November 2017, Taylor released “A Love Story | Live From America,” a collection of five live recordings from TABA 2017. Join the adventure when Nate comes to your town in 2018.
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 and Jason Isbell—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, routinely filling historic venues such as Club Passim in Cambridge or The Dreamaway Lodge in Becket, MA, usually performing solo, but occasionally with multiple configurations of backing bands, often appearing as part of a duo.
In the summer of 2017, Izzy was a finalist at Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals Grassy Hill Emerging Artist Showcase in Hillsdale, NY and has also performed at Mass MoCa’s acclaimed Freshgrass Folk Festival two years running in both 2016 and 2017.
Gillian Grogan is a Cambridge based songwriter with a knack for weaving narratives. Global folk and Appalachian influences have pinned the proverbial blooms in the hair of New England’s favorite street-side songstress. Gillian sings stories where Americana meets folk and steeps into soul, where finger picking builds and gets slapped back to silence. And vice versa.
The Woven Collective calls the outcome “an unforgiving tuggin’ at your roots, no matter where you come from, her lyrics wash over you like gentle reminders of another life you haven’t had yet.”
She calls it full-bodied folk.