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Ilan Speizer

Seattle, Washington
Ilan Speizer is a Seattle-based songwriter, performer, and multi-instrumentalist whose style combines bluesy, folk-rock grooves with a wry sense of humor and an ability to be profound and whimsical in the same breath. Raised in a home steeped in Jewish rituals, values, and stories, Ilan is continually drawn toward exploring and questioning his relationship with Jewish texts, practice, and belief, in song. Whether sharing an obscure biblical tale or reworking HaTikvah, the Israeli national anthem, into a fingerpicked blues, Ilan takes his audience on a unique journey through Jewish thought.