Indie-folk singer songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov comes to Brighton’s Dome on Sun 20 Nov to support Passenger, in the run up to his nine-date 2017 UK tour of his new album, Gregory Isakov with the Colorado Symphony.
Isakov will be joined by The Ghost Orchestra – an 11-piece ensemble featuring a select few of the members of the Colorado Symphony themselves, for an authentic live performance of tracks from his latest offering. The album – an anthology of tracks from his previous five albums (plus a few new ones) reworked with the Colorado Symphony choir – debuted at #1 on iTunes’ Singer/Songwriter chart, received to the critical acclaim we’ve come to expect of the multi-instrumental South African.
Recorded between Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver and Starling Farm in Boulder, GregoryAlan Isakov with the Colorado Symphony was co-produced by Isakov and his longtime collaborator, Jamie Mefford. It’s a pairing that has honed Isakov’s masterful ability to tell a story of landscapes, ventures, and the search for sense of place. Having travelled his whole life, Isakov’s narrative is unparalleled – often described as a “strong, subtle lyrical genius” – however there are certainly mementos of the works of Leonard Cohen and Bruce Springsteen among his masterpieces. The singer songwriter is already known for juggling multiple instruments on stage, his songs often combining indie and folk with contrasting instruments such as the guitar and mandolin. It’ll certainly be interesting to see how an additional orchestra contributes to this in his opening show for Brighton’s Passenger. Listen out for The Stable Song, which epitomises exactly what it is that sets Isakov apart from the rest.
Gregory Alan Isakov comes to the Brighton Dome to support Passenger on Sun 20 Nov. Tickets available here.