Thursday, June 4, 2009

Gregory Alan Isakov - "That Moon Song"

The other night, I was laying in bed and listening to Gregory Alan Isakov's amazing new album This Empty Northern Hemisphere. It is an album that is bursting with life and detail. It provides the sensation that each pick of the banjo and each strum of the guitar is being played right there with you. On an emotional level, each of the songs and lyrics tug on your heartstrings in a distinctive way. You will understand when you listen. If you are going to pick up one album in the next couple months, get this one and then spread the word! To this day, I still cannot figure out how and why Gregory Alan Isakov is so far under the radar.

Here is a great quote from a review of This Empty Northern Hemisphere on Folk music:
It's a beautiful record. It's thickly orchestrated, warm, and full of so much sadness and longing. It's the kind of sadness and longing that leaves you with nothing other than the desire to lie on your back and watch the stars emerge behind passing clouds.

One of the best songs from This Empty Northern Hemisphere is "That Moon Song." I could not find it in mp3 format. Instead, this is from YouTube with just a picture of the album art. Turn it up loud and take in the sounds of one incredible songwriter.


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