Gregory Alan Isakov

Many musicians have day jobs to make ends meet. However, few artists maintain the lifestyle kept by Gregory Alan Isakov. In addition to making music, Gregory sells vegetable seeds and grows his own market crops. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he began touring as a musician at the age of 16, before eventually relocating to Colorado to hone his talents as a solo artist. Influenced by the rural blue-collar lyricism of artists like Bruce Springsteen, Kelly Joe Phelps, and Leonard Cohen, it wasn’t long before the Colorado-based singer/songwriter’s  blend of dusty folk and moody Americana began turning heads. Emerging in 2003 with his debut album Rust Colored Stones, Gregory’s atmospheric mix of folk and rural chamber pop found its way to television, with songs appearing in episodes of Girls, Rectify, and Californication, amongst others. A flair for the cinematic led him to release an album with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra in 2016, whom he also toured with. His recently released studio LP Evening Machines was recorded at home on his working three-acre farm.