Songwriting with tones of sepia and creeping warmth
Born in Johannesburg, raised in Philadelphia, and calling Colorado home, Gregory Alan Isakov has been traveling all his life. His songs have a masterful quality beyond his years, and they tell a sepia-toned story of miles and landscapes, and the search for a sense of place. Music for Gregory 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," he says. Gregory Alan Isakov has developed the kind of songcraft that leads to the deepest lyrical masterpieces. With hints of his influences, Leonard Cohen and Iron and Wine, he has developed a strong and subtle voice of his own. Gregory killed it at the Folk Festival with his latest, "Evening Machines," and for the first time since then he's bringing his full show to southeast Michigan. This show takes place at the Masonic Temple, 500 Temple St., Detroit.