GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV NOMINATED FOR BEST FOLK ALBUM AT 62nd ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS
EVENING MACHINES OUT NOW TO WIDESPREAD ACCLAIM
“Evening Machines showcases his emotionally evocative songwriting style; rich in narrative detail and beautifully contemplative.” – NPR Music
“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.” – Paste
“characteristically ruminative…blending a gentle spaciousness with dusky atmospheres and carefully nuanced textures.” – NPR Music
“…finds the gifted songwriter doing what he does best: painting a landscape in simple language that stirs our most complex emotions.” – Consequence Of Sound
“beautiful collisions of acoustic instruments, Isakov’s soothing vocals and otherworldly noise.” – NPR Music
Top Songs of 2018 – “San Luis”
“Ethereal background vocals and production propel the lyrics of Isakov’s ‘San Luis’…Isakov’s half-spoken delivery leaves us wanting to know, and hear, more.” – American Songwriter
“Isakov’s latest is an evocative album, consistently holding a listener’s attention.” – No Depression
“unfolds at a gentle pace…[it] is the sound of befuddlement turned into beauty.” – NPR Music
“It’s an album of small intentions with a grand sweep, intimate and boundless at the same time.” – Paste
“Evening Machines suspends time and space as well as the simultaneous mood of earthiness mixed with that surreal somewhere else." – No Depression
Toronto, ON – November 21, 2019 – Acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician, Gregory Alan Isakov, has been nominated for Best Folk Album at the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards for his acclaimed album, Evening Machines (Suitcase Town Music/Dualtone Records).
Recorded at a converted barn studio located on Isakov’s three-acre farm in Boulder County, CO, the twelve-track album was self-produced by Isakov, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Americana/Folk Albums chart and continues to receive widespread critical acclaim.
In celebration of the release, Isakov will continue to tour through the end of the. year including upcoming shows at Aspen’s Belly Up, Park City’s Park City Live, Las Vegas’ Brooklyn Bowl, Albuquerque’s El Rey Theater and Cheyenne’s Cheyenne Civic Center among many others. See below for complete details.
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.”
The new album follows Isakov’s acclaimed collaboration with the Colorado Symphony, 2016’s Gregory Alan Isakov with the Colorado Symphony, which featured orchestral versions of 12 of Isakov’s beloved songs. Released to widespread acclaim, NPR Music premiered the official music video for the song, Liars, praising, “Stunning imagery…an emotionally charged and poignant musical statement.” Previous to the symphonic album, Isakov released 2013’s The Weatherman, which debuted at #1 on iTunes’ Singer/Songwriter chart and received widespread acclaim.
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, raised in Philadelphia, Isakov now calls Colorado home. When he isn’t on the road, he spends much of his time on his farm in Boulder County, which provides produce to local restaurants within the community.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
November 20—Dubai, UAE—Opera House
November 23—Johannesburg, South Africa—Ticket Pro Dome
November 26—Cape Town, South Africa—Grand Arena (SOLD OUT)
December 5—Breckenridge, CO—Riverwalk Center
December 6—Aspen, CO—Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
December 7—Park City, UT—Park City Live (SOLD OUT)
December 8—Las Vegas, NV—Brooklyn Bowl
December 10—Flagstaff, AZ—Orpheum Theater
December 11—Albuquerque, NM—El Rey Theater
December 13—Estes Park, CO—Stanley Hotel (SOLD OUT)
December 14—Steamboat Springs, CO—Strings Music Pavilion (SOLD OUT)
December 15—Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Civic Center
December 22—Gold Hill, CO—Gold Hill Inn (SOLD OUT)
December 23—Gold Hill, CO—Gold Hill Inn (SOLD OUT)
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