You don’t come across people like Gregory too often. Someone described his music as ‘making you feel like you're in a woodland cabin with a glass of red wine, a snowstorm outside and your special someone at your side’. His voice resonates with warmth and infuses his songs with a kind of tranquil beauty – it’s remarkable stuff, once heard never forgotten. His song ‘If I Go I’m Goin’ featured in US TV series Californication has received almost 300,000 plays on YouTube. He’s one of Brandi Carlile’s favourite musicians and regularly plays with the US superstar.
Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, Gregory Alan Isakov’s song-craft lends to the deepest lyrical masterpieces. With hints of his influences, Leonard Cohen, Iron and Wine and Kelly Joe Phelps, Gregory Alan Isakov has been described as ‘strong, subtle, a lyrical genius’ and has shared the stage with artists such as Calexico, Ani Difranco, Indigo Girls, Richie Havens, and Fiona Apple. He has performed throughout the United States and Europe and appeared at numerous music festivals such as South By Southwest, Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Rocky Mountain Folks Fest.
‘Gregory Alan Isakov makes quietly lush, deeply vibrant music more rooted in the starry night sky—like the one on the cover of his latest LP—than any terrestrial locale.’ – Paste Magazine
‘His music coasts on the same subtle strength and gravity that Bruce Springsteen built 'Nebraska' on. Hints of everyone from Steve Earle to Gillian Welch also creep into Isakov's twangy, shaded folk, but it's his absolute ease - the man sounds like he's swimming through his own songs - that makes this such a stunning disc’