Gregory Alan Isakov – Australian Tour 2019

Read about Gregory Alan Isakov’s Australian tour and new album

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Gregory Alan Isakov announces his first ever Australian tour, confirming a run of headline shows along with his appearance at Port Fairy Folk Festival this March.

Isakov is based in Colorado, after moving from his birthplace of Johannesburg, South Africa and being raised in Philadelphia PA.  He has been touring since the age of sixteen, and the constant movement has had a significant impact on his storytelling which is vivid and full of emotional landscapes.  His measured, breathy vocals, intricate finger picking and gorgeous atmospheric arrangements will be on display on our shores.

Evening Machines is his new and beguiling release and a follow-up to 2016’s Gregory Alan Isakov With The Colorado Symphony.

Recorded at a converted barn studio located on Isakov’s three-acre farm in Boulder County, Colorado, the twelve-track new album was self-produced and mixed by Tucker Martine (Neko Case, The Decemberists) and Andrew Berlin (Descendents, Rise Against).

Of the record—his fourth full-length studio album and first in five years, Isakov comments:

“I’d work really hard into the night.  A lot of times I would find myself in the light of all these VU meters and the tape machine glow, so that’s where the title came from.  I recorded mostly at night, when I wasn’t working in the gardens.  It doesn’t matter if it’s summer or winter, morning or afternoon, this music always feels like evening to me.”

In celebration of the album, Isakov is in the midst on an extensive worldwide tour, which included a sold-out return headline show at Colorado’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre last month.

Listening Through The Lens has experienced his live show twice, the first in 2016 in Fayetteville Arkansas with a sizable band, plus a string orchestra for much of the set.  One song he played with all the lights in the auditorium down which capped off a memorable set.  The second was aboard the Cayamo Cruise this February where he performed in-the-round solo with Texan Hayes Carll and Joe Purdy from Arkansas – it was equally captivating, albeit in a much different setting.

Headline shows announced –

March 6 2019 Brisbane – The Triffid

March 8 2019 Melbourne – The Croxton

March 9 to 11 2019 Port Fairy – Port Fairy Folk Festival

March 14 2019 Perth – Badlands

March 15 2019 Adelaide – Jive

March 16 2019 Sydney – The Factory

 

Here’s a clip for one of the new tracks from Evening Machines, “San Luis”:

 

 

Read about Gregory Alan Isakov’s Australian tour and new album

 

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