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Passim Monday Discovery Series with Izzy Helati and Ordinary Elephant Sponsored by Ninth Athens Music

July 10, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Tickets Starting at: Free - $10

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Non-Passim members: $10 Passim members: $0
Izzy Heltai writes contemporary folk music with a vibrancy and delicacy that calls out to the simplicity of his greatest inspirations, Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon. Heltai pairs his love of classic folk songs with a modern twist that gets stuck in your heart and creates a truly unique set of songs. Heltai’s songs are lyrically driven, melodically complex and pry deep into the depths of experiences we can all relate to. Though his songs can seem sad on the surface, underneath there is an underlying sense of hope that we can all cling onto. www.izzyheltai.com

Ordinary Elephant, is a husband and wife duo, Crystal and Pete Damore. After growing up a state apart, Crystal in Louisiana and Pete in Texas, the two found each other at a weekly songwriter night in Bryan, Texas in late 2009. After a couple of years of co-writing and developing their sound, Ordinary Elephant brought their music to Houston with a move in late 2011. They recorded their 2013 debut album ‘Dusty Words & Cardboard Boxes’ there, which garnered a nomination for Vocal Duo of the Year at the 2014 Texas Music Awardshave been performing together since 20011, but their 2017 sophomore release ‘Before I Go’ established them both nationally and internationally. The album reached No. 2 on the Folk DJ Chart for January of this year with their opening track ‘Best of You,’ and captured No. 3 song of the Month slot. ‘Before I Go’ is also exciting European ears. This collaboration of husband and wife, their connection, and their influences (such as Guy Clark, Darrell Scott, Anais Mitchell, Mary Gauthier, Cahalen Morrison and Eli West) all meet on stage.. www.ordinaryelephant.net


July 10, 2017
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Free - $10
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