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Gregory Alan Isakov Announces 2019 Red Rocks Concert

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Singer-songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov will be playing Red Rocks this summer, bringing his canon of quiet songs back to the legendary venue. He will be joined there by the rising folk trio Mountain Man, whose member Amelia Meath is best known for her work with Sylvan Esso.

Isakov's Evening Machines was praised as one of 2018's best Colorado albums in Westword. We wrote:

On a farm outside Boulder, Gregory Alan Isakov has set up a songwriting shop in a barn, where he labors over lyrics and melodies whenever he's not out working the land. While he's hardly a prolific songwriter — or if he is, we'd never know with his recorded output, as infrequent as it is — he's a meticulous craftsman. Evening Machines, his first album of originals since 2013's The Weatherman, isn't much of a deviation for the artist, and in his case, that's a good thing. The personal songs on the album are filled with lyrical complexity that's easy to ignore because of the simplicity of their construction. Nostalgia shapes Isakov's music, even though it's a sentiment he shuns in the hook of the opening track, "Berth": "Quit all that, quit all that, quit all that looking back." He sings it over and over and over again, like a finger-wagging grandma admonishing him for doing what he does best. Lucky for fans, he hasn't followed his own advice.


Hear the song "San Luis" from the album below:

The all-ages concert will take place on Sunday, August 4.

Tickets, $45 to $75, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, January 11. They can be purchased online at AXS or by phone at 888-929-7849.

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