Gregory Alan Isakov debuts new song “Caves” today; new album due Oct 5

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Gregory Alan Isakov’s new song, “Caves,” premieres today—listen/share here. Of the track, Isakov reflects, “I wrote this song with my friend Ron Scott from Austin. He came up to visit me and we were wandering around the farm and going for these long walks through the hills around Colorado. Ron and I spend a lot of time being quiet. He’s one of those friends that reveres silence as much as I do. It isn’t strange to not say anything while we are hanging out. We share a similar world where we write from. Some songs are about a story, a conversation. This one is more about the places that a song can bring you. And that love for silence.” “Caves” is the second track unveiled from his anticipated new album,
Evening Machines. The release—his first in partnership with Dualtone Records—is due October 5 and is now available for pre-order.

The first single “Chemicals,” surpassing two million streams this week, has garnered critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, who praise, “[the song] unfolds at a gentle pace…[it] is the sound of befuddlement turned into beauty.” PopMatters furthers, “‘Chemicals’ is a penetrating narrative that explores the complexity of the human condition. It’s almost overwhelming to ponder what the rest of the album will reveal.” Listen/share here.
Recorded at a converted barn studio located on Isakov’s three-acre farm in Boulder County, CO, the twelve-track album was self-produced and mixed by Tucker Martine (Neko Case, The Decemberists) and Andrew Berlin (Descendents, Rise Against).
Of the record—his fourth full-length studio album and first in five years—Isakov comments, “I’d work really hard into the night. A lot of times I would find myself in the light of all these VU meters and the tape machine glow, so that’s where the title came from. I recorded mostly at night, when I wasn’t working in the gardens. It doesn’t matter if it’s summer or winter, morning or afternoon, this music always feels like evening to me.”
In celebration of the album, Isakov will embark on an extensive worldwide tour this fall, including a sold out return headline show at Colorado’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre on September 30 with special guest Patty Griffin as well as dates at L.A.’s Theatre at Ace Hotel, Chicago’s The Vic Theatre, Manhattan’s Irving Plaza, Brooklyn’s Warsaw, Amsterdam’s Paradiso and London’s 02 Shepherds Bush Empire among many others. See below for complete itinerary.

photo credit: Rebecca Caridad
The new album follows Isakov’s acclaimed collaboration with the Colorado Symphony, 2016’s Gregory Alan Isakov with the Colorado Symphony, which featured orchestral versions of twelve of Isakov’s beloved songs. Released to widespread acclaim, NPR Music premiered the official music video for the song, “Liars,” praising, “Stunning imagery…an emotionally charged and poignant musical statement.” Previous to the symphonic album, Isakov released 2013’s The Weatherman, which debuted at #1 on iTunes’ Singer/Songwriter chart and received widespread acclaim including critical notice at NPR’s Weekend Edition, NPR Music, Esquire, Rolling Stone, The Boston Globe, etc. Of the music, Denver
Westword proclaimed, “Bob Dylan once sang, ‘You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows,’ and you don’t need to be a singer-songwriter to realize that Isakov has created something truly stunning here.”
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and now calling Colorado home, Isakov is a lifelong traveler. Since his debut in 2003, Isakov has self-released three full-length studio albums on his independent label Suitcase Town Music with over 370,000 in sales and has toured widely building a devoted international audience. He’s also toured extensively with artists including Iron & Wine, Ani DiFranco, Blind Pilot, Passenger, Josh Ritter, Brandi Carlile, and Nathaniel Rateliff and, since his debut with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra in November 2013, has performed with symphonies across the county including: the Seattle Symphony, the Oregon Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony, and the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, among others.
1. Berth
2. San Luis
3. Southern Star
4. Powder
5. Bullet Holes
6. Was I Just Another One
7. Caves
8. Chemicals
9. Dark, Dark, Dark
10. Too Far Away
11. Where You Gonna Go
12. Wings in All Black


August 25—Fayetteville, AR—Fayetteville Roots Festival
September 21—Jackson, WY—Pink Garter Theatre*
September 22—Bozeman, MT—Emerson Center for Arts & Culture*
September 23—Missoula, MT—The Wilma*
September 24—Boise, ID—Knitting Factory†
September 25—Spokane, WA—Big Crosby Theater†
September 26—Billings, MT—Pub Station Ballroom*
September 30—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre‡
October 4—Salt Lake City, UT—Eccles Theater*
October 5—San Francisco, CA—Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
October 6—San Francisco, CA—Great American Music Hall††
October 8—Portland, OR—Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall with the Oregon Symphony
October 9—Seattle, WA—Moore Theatre**
October 10—Vancouver, BC—Commodore Ballroom**
October 12—Chico, CA—Senator Theater**
October 13—San Luis Obispo, CA—Fremont Theater**
October 14—San Diego, CA—Music Box**
October 16—Los Angeles, CA—Theatre at Ace Hotel**
October 18—Austin, TX—Emo’s††
October 19—Dallas, TX—Granada Theater ††
October 20—Kansas City, MO—The Truman KC††
November 2—Omaha, NE—Sokol Auditorium‡‡
November 3—Iowa City, IA—Englert Theatre§
November 4—Des Moines, IA—Wooly’s‡‡
November 5—Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue‡‡
November 7—Chicago, IL—The Vic Theatre‡‡
November 8—Toronto, ON—Danforth Music Hall‡‡
November 9—Montreal, QC—L’Astral‡‡
November 10—Hartford, CT—Infinity Hall§§
November 11—Washington, DC—9:30 Club§§
November 12—New York, NY—Irving Plaza§§
November 14—Philadelphia, PA—Union Transfer§§
November 15—Brooklyn, NY—Warsaw§§
November 16—Boston, MA—Royale§§
November 17—Boston, MA—Royale#
November 20—Brussels, Belgium—Orangerie Botanique##
November 21—Hamburg, Germany—Uebel & Gefaehrlich##
November 23—Oslo, Norway—John Dee##
November 24—Stockholm, Sweden—Nalen##
November 25—Copenhagen, Denmark—VEGA##
November 27—Amsterdam, Netherlands—Paradiso##
November 29—Berlin, Germany—Passionkirche Kreuzberg##
November 30—Cologne, Germany—Gloria##
December 1—Zurich, Switzerland—Mascotte##
December 2—Paris, France—La Maroquinerie##
December 4—London, UK—O2 Shepherds Bush Empire##
December 5—Bristol, UK—SWX##
December 7—Dublin, Ireland—Academy##
December 8—Glasgow, Scotland—Saint Luke’s##
December 9—Manchester, UK—Academy 3##
*with Joshua James
†with Shook Twins (duo)
‡with special guest Patty Griffin
§with Pieta Brown
**with The Wild Reeds
††with Oh Pep!
‡‡with Haley Heynderickx
§§with Leif Vollebekk
#with Reed Foehl

##with Joe Purdy


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