Music Scene – Gregory Alan Isakov at Dan’s Silver Leaf Next Monday

| August 21, 2012

This should be a good show in a great venue – Dan’s Silver Leaf, here in Denton, Texas. And it really is about time for a musical break, don’t we think? There are plenty of musicians that have this particular “sound” right now, but getting out and taking your mind off the everyday …

Things are certainly picking up around Denton as it comes out of its annual summer slumber, and refills to the 48-thousand student capacity. Wrong way drivers, and hair twitterers, and soft muscle car driver boys strut their haircuts and new toys. It’s a real sight to see, especially from aging eyes, but then as a fine old man born in the 1800’s once told me multiple times, “Denton wouldn’t a made a town without them schools.”

Here’s the Bio:
“Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and now 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. Ive always had this sense about music and writing, that I sort of have to do it. Like Ill implode without it. I probably wouldnt 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 wont know what a song is about when Im writing it. It just has a certain feeling about it.”

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