Gregory Alan Isakov

Gregory Alan Isakov

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and calling Colorado home, Gregory Alan Isakov has been traveling all his life. Songs that hone a masterful quality beyond his years tell a story 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.”

Isakov has played numerous music festivals and venues across the U.S., Canada, and Europe. When he is not on the road or writing, he is usually in his garden. A degree in horticulture might seem contradictory to a life spent in motion, but Isakov finds balance in the quiet concentration of the work, creating roots that keep him connected to home.

His new album, The Weatherman, was recorded mostly in solitude outside the quiet mountain town of Nederland, Colorado over the course of a year and a half. "I wanted to make something that felt genuine. We recorded everything with analogue gear and mixed it on tape, which gives the songs a raw and vulnerable feeling."
The title Isakov chose for the record reflects the nature of his external surroundings as much as his inner experiences. References to the weather are a reoccurring theme in Isakov's writing, but there is a deeper meaning behind the name.

"To me, the idea of a weatherman is really powerful. There's a guy on television or on the radio telling us the future, and nobody cares. It's this daily mundane miracle, and I think the songs I chose are about noticing the beauty in normal, everyday life."

Kyle James Hauser

Kyle James Hauser is a Denver, Colorado-based singer/songwriter and multi - instrumentalist specializing in banjo. Kyle has performed at CMJ / SXSW / Toronto Film Festival in 2011 and was a finalist at 2011 Telluride Troubadour Contest as well as the 2011 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival. A graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Hauser has been a highly respected studio player for the better part of a decade, playing on albums by Head For The Hills and Will Knox, among others.

His debut solo studio album from sonaBLAST records, January 2012's "Oh Oh," was recorded with an all-star cast of national and local musicians, including cellist Ben Sollee (Sparrow Quartet) and guitarist Grant Gordy (David Grisman Quintet), produced by two-time Juno award winner Jayme Stone, and mastered by two-time Grammy award winner David Glasser at Airshow Mastering. Hauser has shared the stage with artists such as Brett Dennen, John Hiatt, Gregory Alan Isakov, The Infamous Stringdusters, G-Love and Special Sauce, and Lucinda Williams. Since January 2012 his songs have been placed on MTV's series 16 & Pregnant and Teen Mom and in the feature films YERT and 2nd Serve.

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Gregory Alan Isakov with Kyle James Hauser

Wednesday, July 10 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at Zanzabar

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