The somewhat enigmatic and reclusive Gregory Alan Isakov came to Seattle’s Crocodile Thursday night with his band, from Boulder, Colorado, and played to a sold-out house (I actually had to stand in line just to get in, and I got to the Croc an hour before the doors opened, and it’s just a bar!). Apparently, his tours are something of an event among the faithful because he doesn’t do that many of them, even after three LPs. There was certainly a weird light around the man, like his music will rise much higher than the Croc one day. And his music is lovely. Simple and elegant and lyrically powerful.
The mystery girl on stage with Isakov and his band is Brandi Carlile, who popped up out of the audience to sing a few numbers, then vanished.
Isakov is currently on tour supporting his new record, “The Weatherman” (Suitcase Town Music, 2013).
I took a whole bunch of new pictures of Sera Cahoone and Gregory Alan Isakov who played the Crocodile Thursday night to a sold out audience. And Brandi Carlile joined Gregory for a few songs, too. I’ll post a few sets soon!