Tuesday Tune: Gregory Alan Isakov and the Ghost Orchestra
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and calling Colorado home, Gregory Alan Isakov has been traveling all his life. Songs that have a masterful quality beyond his years tell stories of miles and landscapes, and the search for a sense of place.
Music has been a stabilizing and constant force. “I’ve always had this sense about music and writing that I sort of have to do it. Like I’ll implode without it. I probably wouldn’t do it if I felt any other way.”
His song craft lends to the deepest lyrical masterpieces, with hints of his influences, Leonard Cohen and Bruce Springsteen. He has been described as “strong, subtle, a lyrical genius,” but the source of his writing often remains a mystery to him. “My songs have nothing to do with me; they have a life of their own. A lot of times I won’t know what a song is about when I’m writing it. It just has a certain feeling about it.”
Check out Gregory Alan Isakov performing “Amsterdam” live at the Bing Lounge in Portland, Oregon, in this video below!
Gregory Alan Isakov and the Ghost Orchestra, with special guest Jay Clifford (of Jump, Little Children), comes to McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square June 27! CLICK HERE to get tickets. Prices begin at only $27.50.