Izzy Heltai & Anthony Lewis
Wednesday - August, 22 @ 7:00pm
Izzy Heltai is a folk singer-songwriter based out of the Berkshires in 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. Described as, "A voice that is equal parts gruff, sandpapered scratches, unfiltered and open just enough to let the story out and smooth" - Red Line Roots. 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.
In the summer of 2017, Izzy was a finalist at Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals Grassy Hill Emerging Artist Showcase in Hillsdale, NY as well as a 2018 New Folk Finalist at Kerrville Folk Festival in Kerrville, TX and has also performed at Mass MoCa’s acclaimed Freshgrass Folk Festival two years running in both 2016 and 2017.
His debut EP came out in January of 2018, accompanied by a sold-out release show at the historic Club Passim in Cambridge, MA.
Anthony Lewis is a 22-year-old folk singer born in Brooklyn, NY, though he’s spent most of his life in Portland, Maine. Heavily influenced by Dylan, Neil, Eno, Bowie, and The Band.
650A Congress Street, Portland ME
- Mon: 5PM-11PM
- Tues: 6PM-12AM
- Wed: 5PM-12AM
- Thurs: 5PM-12AM
- Fri & Sat: 5PM-1AM
- Sun: 4PM-10PM
Blue has won Portland’s Best Jazz Venue for several years in a row and dedicates every Saturday night to Jazz at Blue.
We are a DONATION BASED venue. Please show your support to the musicians by donating to the basket by the stage. Because we don’t charge a cover and 100% of your donations go to the musicians we respectfully ask that each person make a ONE PURCHASE MINIMUM of food/beverage to help support the room. All seats are first come, first served (feel free to share a table). We do not take reservations.