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!
Known for his soft, mellifluous crooning, poetic lyrics and acoustic finger picking, Isakov crafts a performance so full of nostalgia and beauty, you might forget what decade you’re in.
Isakov wrote and recorded his forth full-length studio album, Evening Machines in a studio housed in a barn on his property in between farm duties. As its name implies, the dark indie rock and folk populating Evening Machines possesses a dusky hue. Hushed acoustic guitar and sparse piano combine for moody foundation that’s amplified by ornate and heavy embellishments.
“There is a far away look that people get in their eyes and somehow Gregory Alan Isakov is able to capture that in a song” – Folk Alley
Evening Machines is simple to the ear. That simple presentation leaves nothing for Isakov to hide behind. He lets the stripped down nuances of his lyrics and musicianship speak for themselves; the results are deceptively straightforward but immense in their complexity.
Isakov has an ability to elevate the apparently ordinary to the undeniably sublime. He is the master of using references, whether words or sounds to indicate big themes, applying them to his sonic canvas to create feelings and emotions.
“Isakov invites you to a place you never want to leave” – NPR
Isakov’s sets are personal, raw and often emotionally charged. Australian audiences will have their chance to bask in the reverie when Gregory Alan Isakov lands on our shores this March.
TICKETS ON SALE: Friday 26th October, 9am local
Wednesday 6th March – The Triffid, Brisbane
Friday 8th March – The Croxton, Melbourne
Thursday 14th March – Badlands, Perth
Friday 15th March – Jive Bar, Adelaide
Saturday 16th March – Factory Theatre, Sydney
*Also Appearing at Port Fairy Folk Festival*