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Gregory Alan Isakov with Philadelphia Youth Orchestra

Sunday
Jun 19, 2016
8:00 PM
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Overview

Gregory Alan Isakov is an indie folk artist whose music captures America’s scenic ruralism and working class ethos. His style can be gritty and reminiscent of the tortured desolateness heard from Woody Guthrie, but it can also be reflective and calming like the music of his contemporary Iron and Wine.

Though Isakov was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, he moved to the United States at a very young age and spent the majority of his childhood growing up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He got an early start in the music industry and started touring with a band when he was only 16. Later in his career Isakov moved to Colorado and started producing solo material. He drew inspirations from a diverse range of artists including acclaimed folk artist Leonard Cohen, and heartland rock sensation Bruce Springsteen.

He has been described as “strong, subtle, a lyrical genius.” Isakov has just completed an album of his songs played in collaboration with The Colorado Symphony, scheduled to be released June 10, 2016.

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“[Isakov] churns up his own musical atmosphere, ruled by the moon and the sea, at least aesthetically if not always lyrically. That he can do the same thing alone onstage...is remarkable.”
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“…Isakov’s presence [is] delicately hypnotic, proving folk music can be electric and impassioned without that virulent Mumford strum.”
ROLLING STONE

“...an eloquent lyricist who delivers soul searching ruminations filled with cosmic pondering, nomadic wisdom and plenty of earthy metaphors. His understated voice has a hushed force akin to that of Jose Gonzalez’s and, at its best, the alluring comfort of Paul Simon’s.”
THE WASHINGTON POST

Verizon Hall

Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102

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