12 Songs, 43 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
62 Ratings
62 Ratings

Five Years Finally

Evening Machines highlights the nights of writing and recording this album by the electric glow of equipment after long days working the land.

The first song, Chemicals, gives us the wonderful indie folk only Gregory Alan Isakov can bring. The gritty sound of the evening machines in the background lets the listener behind the scenes into the making of this much anticipated album.


Well-Appointed Anticipation!

I can’t tell you how excited I was for this. I’d heard hints here and there from Gregory’s social media, as well as those of the people he works with. They all said something was coming. Never said when. I kept looking here, but it’s funny that I found this here while scrolling through the iTunes features page. “Chemicals” is a great single, and I’m so ready for the rest of the album!


cannot be soon enough

Chemicals is so, so good. In love with his lyrics with nearly every song I’ve ever heard of his, and this is no exception! Please, PLEASE do another album with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra...a musical drug.

About Gregory Alan Isakov

Singer/songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he began touring with a band at the age of 16 before eventually relocating to Colorado to hone his chops 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 Isakov's own blend of dusty folk and moody Americana began turning heads. He released his debut album, Rust Colored Stones, in 2003, followed by Songs for October (2005), That Sea, the Gambler (2007), and The Empty Northern Hemisphere (2009), the latter of which spawned the single "If I Go, I'm Goin," which appeared in the fourth season of the popular Showtime series Californication. Arriving in 2013, The Weatherman included the singles "Time Will Tell" and "Suitcase Full of Sparks," the latter of which was featured on an episode of the popular NBC crime thriller The Blacklist, and in 2016 he released the ambitious Gregory Alan Isakov with the Colorado Symphony, which saw him reworking material from past albums with a full orchestra. ~ James Christopher Monger

Johannesburg, South Africa