South African immigrant, Colorado native, and indie folk troubadour Gregory Alan Isakov will be enchanting Nashville with his musical tales tonight at 3rd & Lindsley with the company of Nathaniel Rateliff as the opening act. Much to our disbelief, there are still tickets available, and you can get yours for $20 right here.
It’s been a whole minute since Isakov last rolled into Nashville for the Americana Fest last September, where his set at Third Man Records was one of our highlights. If you dig lyrical genius and soothing voices, we guarantee this show will blow your mind. We’ve got more details about the lineup with some great videos below.
GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV
Gregory Alan Isakov was born to write music, and has been touring since he was sixteen. Four incredible albums, 20-ish years, and countless music festivals have firmly rooted his name in the list of modern folk heroes. In his songs, listeners feel the spirit of his travels, and an eager search for belonging. His 2009 album, This Empty Northern Hemisphere, was like love at first sight upon our first listen, with “Master & A Hound” and “Big Black Car” stealing the spotlight on our playlists. It was a lengthy four years before he dropped his latest album Weatherman, but Isakov did not disappoint. The 2013 album is jaw-dropping. Isakov says, “To me, the idea of a weatherman is really powerful. There’s a guy on television or on the radio telling us the future, and nobody cares. It’s this daily mundane miracle, and I think the songs I chose are about noticing the beauty in normal, everyday life.”
When Isakov isn’t recording, he can likely be found in his garden. For our sakes, we’re hoping that he’ll put the plow down for a just little while so that a fifth album might happen before 2017. We’re feeling optimistic, and maybe we’ll get some clues from him tonight at 3rd & Lindsley.
The folk rock band formerly known as Nathaniel Rateliff and The Wheel hail from Denver, Colorado and come highly recommended by Billboard and Spin Magazine, dubbing them a “must hear.” In addition to Gregory Alan Isakov, Rateliff has also opened for the likes of Ben Howard, Bon Iver, Iron & Wine, The Low Anthem, Mumford & Sons, Rosanne Cash and many other massive acts. His album Falling Faster Than You Can Run is best listened to next to a campfire, and it appeals to the damaged humanity in us.
Gregory Alan Isakov and Nathaniel Rateliff will perform today, Jan. 21 at 3rd & Lindsley. The show begins at at 8 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.), and tickets are available for $20 here.