Gregory Alan Isakov and his band came through the Union Transfer in Philly on November 3rd delivering a lovely and arresting performance. Playing through songs new and old, Gregory delivered them with great presence and conviction. His work reminds us of a unique blend of John Prine, Leonard Cohen and Jeff Buckley (among others) but none of it can be singularly attributed to one sound relation. It is unto it’s own like any great musician.
Gregory Alan Isakov was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and raised in Philadelphia. Isakov later moved to Boulder, Colorado where he currently resides. His musical style is that of a folk singer and he has award winning lyric honors to his credit. In addition to sharing the stage with many notable acts and on his own, he has also had his songs featured in film and television productions, including his track “If I Go, I’m Goin’”, which was used in the fourth season of television show Californication. Hearing him live, even in a loud venue such as Union Transfer, was an honor. Take the time to review Gregory Alan Isakov’s work and get out and support him at shows. You can find some video we took from the evening below:
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