Though he’s a traveler — born in Johannesburg, South Africa, raised in Philadelphia — folk musician Gregory Alan Isakov now calls Colorado home. With a humble and rainy day, singer-songwriter sound, Isakov has steadily made a name for himself in the folk music world. Now, with his new album, “The Weatherman,” Isakov has received some of the most acclaim of his career, debuting at No. 5 on Billboard’s folk chart and landing a streaming spot on New York Time’s Press Play. Recorded in Nederland, Colo., “The Weatherman” reflects the humbled and personal songwriting of the secluded foothills town.
In late October, Isakov stopped into Denver’s Uneven Studio with his modest troupe of musicians to record three tracks from “The Weatherman” for Reverb’s Mile Marker. In the recordings, which you can listen to and download below, you get the sense that Isakov and his band could stop just about anywhere and put on a moving performance — as any traveling folk musician should. Intimate and filled with harmonies, banjo and a sense of movement, Isakov performed “All Shades of Blue,” “Suitcase Full of Sparks” and “Saint Valentine.”
On Nov. 8 Isakov will give a special performance at Denver’s Boettcher Concert Hall with the Colorado Symphony.
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Bryan Feuchtinger is a freelance audio engineer and owner of Uneven Studio. Want to record your music? Contact Bryan here.
Seth McConnell is a member of YourHub at The Denver Post and a regular contributor to Reverb.