Gregory Alan Isakov
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About Gregory Alan Isakov
∙ South African-born singer-songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov began his music career living out of his truck and burning his CDs at copy shops.
∙ Songs from Isakov’s 2007 self-released album, The Sea, the Gambler, appeared in episodes of Girls, Californication, and Rectify.
∙ He has toured with Iron & Wine, Calexico, and Ani DiFranco as well as Brandi Carlile, who appeared on five songs on 2009’s This Empty Northern Hemisphere.
∙ A lifelong vegetarian and owner of a farm in Boulder, Colorado, Isakov let a burger chain use “Big Black Car” in a commercial, then he donated his proceeds to sustainable farming groups.
∙ His career-spanning album Gregory Alan Isakov with the Colorado Symphony was orchestrated by several composers, and the full symphony supported him on tour.
∙ The Grammy Award-nominated Evening Machines features Isakov playing drums, ukulele, banjo, electric, acoustic and bass guitars, and eight different keyboards.
- Johannesburg, South Africa
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